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National Trust - Castle Coole, Enniskillen

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
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 National Trust property is different to others in that there are no formal gardens to view. The grounds and walks however are lovely. You would however be slightly disappointed if you only came a...  read more »
  • had a really good guide (Keith) showing us around the castle or palace, ended up exiting via a unique servants tunnel back to the courtyard area. weather was good so had a stroll around the estate.mos...  read more »
  • We enjoyed the tour of Castle Coole recently. Our guide was so friendly and very well informed. She made the house come alive with tales of times past. The house is well looked after by the National T...  read more »
  • 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
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