Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen

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Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, was built almost 600 years ago by Gaelic Maguires. Guarding one of the few passes into Ulster, it was strategically important throughout its history. In the 17th century it became an English garrison fort and later served as part of a military barracks.

This historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday (all year round): 9.30am* - 5.00pm

Saturdays (all year round): 11.00am - 5.00pm

Sundays (Jun to Sept): 11.00am - 5.00pm

Bank Holidays - 9:30am* - 5:00pm

Closure period - Enniskillen Castle will be closed over the Christmas & New Year holiday period.

*9.30am opening for new visitor centre and 10:00am for other buildings

Admission Rates:

Adult: £5.00

Child: £3.50

Student/Senior Concession: £3.50

Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): £13.50
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  • We took the tour of the castle it was a shame we were not allowed upstairs in the castle as of Covid but as there were only 6 people in the castle on the tour it could have been easily controlled. We....  more »
  • We did a tour of the castle in Enniskillen and its a very interesting place to visit. The history of the castle and the town go back to the 16th century when the town was built. There is a lot of...  more »
  • The tour of the Castle starts with a brief discussion with the tour guide who pointed out the key areas and history of the Castle and Enniskillen. Then you are free to roam through the museums and...  more »
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  • Great to see the history and such at this historic site. I'd you're into military history, this is the place for you. If you just want to see a castle, you'll be probably disappointed, as this place has been upgraded throughout the years. There is a decent amount of the "old" castle left to be seen, however. Good place to visit if you're in the area, but questionable if going out of your way is worth it. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  • Stopped for continental market that was held there. Even though it was very busy, was able to get a free parking spot in the car park beside. Place is well kept and clean and this was on a very busy day
  • Very impressive. Vast array of items and artifacts on display. Takes a good 2 hours to get round it fully.
  • Nice and cheap place to pass a bit of time. It is £5 for an adult and £3.50 for concessions and students. Tanks, Guns and a WW2 motorcycle on display which I didn't expect! All very interesting history, definitely worth the trip.
  • Informative displays show how life played out, from ancient times to recent WWl history. Worth a stop— a super cute town, too. The staff are the stars, a few of whom went above and beyond to return my jacket to a town further away, me having realized, after a 3 hour drive, that I left me coat behind. With some clever thinking, Martina, Joanne and Katherine (?) returned the coat on the next days bus!! Now there’s a service the bus company might want to start!

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