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National Trust - Castle Coole, Enniskillen

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Castle Coole is a townland and a late-18th-century neo-classical mansion situated in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Set in a 1200-acre wooded estate, it is one of three properties owned and managed by the National Trust in County Fermanagh, the others being Florence Court and the Crom Estate.The townland is situated in the civil parish of Derryvullan and historic barony of Tirkennedy.HistoryThe Castle Coole estate was purchased in 1656 by the Belfast merchant John Corry, grandfather of the first Earl. The estate is named for Lough Coole (from Irish Gaelic cúil, 'seclusion'), a lake surrounded by the Killynure hills. A ráth here and a crannog in Lough Coole itself are reminders that the area has been settled since prehistoric times. Other lakes on the estate include Lough Yoan and Brendrum Lough.The site of a 17th-century house and bawn and formal garden at Castle Coole (grid ref: H2574 4333) are Scheduled Historic Monuments.
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  • This is a must see, it doesn't open until 2; but know that the tours of the actual house occur at certain times and fill up fast. The house is amazing as well as the grounds. There is also a small caf...  more »
  • Visited Castlecoole on Saturday as part of a group of 10 ladies. We all really enjoyed the experience. Started off with lovely coffee and scones in the sun, quick visit to the shop and then up to the ...  more »
  • It's old and takes you back in time. Reminds you of the great building skills had even back then without technology. It amazes me still... I love the grounds it's built on and it's great for taking lo...  more »
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  • Peaceful place, great to listen to the sounds of mother nature & to unwind and relax at the same time drinking green tea from the café.
  • Nice to see such a site being looked after in Enniskillen. Great grounds, interesting story and loads of history. Impressive building - while not a "castle" that you would have thought of. But definately a castle to the previous owners. Its amazing how rich people were in the past compared to others...I guess its the same as today! Well worth a stop.
  • Great place to visit; staff very helpful, even though the house was closed. The countryside walks in the grounds are wonderful, especially around the lake. Keep your eyes peeled for Red Squirrels.
  • Great for walks etc. We went off season so not sure what the house is like or what is available during the summer.
  • Great walks, including around a pond, large children's play area, picnic spots, and tours of the house during season.

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