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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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  • An Amazing experience, the castle is so interesting to visit and the grounds are well worth a leisurely walk around,allow plenty of time as the gardens are extensive. In all a very worthwhile visit.  more »
  • A visit to this National Trust managed attraction, provides a feast of neo-classical exteriors and internal Period styles: Greco/Roman, Queen Anne; Georgian, Victorian and Contemporary art and artifac...  more »
  • closed for winter, but walks are well signposted, choice of 4 or 5 walks. Lots of families and dogs (on a leash)  more »
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  • Worth a tour of the house as the underground servants parts are intresting
  • Grand old house with it's original regency furniture.
  • Nice house will go back in a few years to see how the servants level looks after remodel
  • Very nice architecture. The guide is very kind. And the history of the castle is interesting in particular the sub floor for the service people built such that they are never visible from the outside.
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