On the east bank of Upper Lough Erne, this nearly 800-hectare (1,976-acre) nature reserve is a splendid National Trust–owned estate, with forest, parks, wetlands, fen meadows, and an award-winning lakeshore visitor center. The numerous trails have concealed places for observing birds and wildlife. You can rent a rowboat and row your way out to the islands. A 19th-century castle is also located on the grounds, though it’s not open to visitors. The estate is a great place to fish for bream and roach; permits and day tickets are available at the gate lodge. During the summer, weekends frequently feature special programs and guided nature walks. The estate also has several cottages available for rent by the week (about £300–£850). Call or check the National Trust website for more information.
Fermanagh Lakelands› Attraction
Upper Lough Erne, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 8AP
Our Rating Neighborhood 21 mi (34km) south of Enniskillen via A4 and A34, then take signposted right turn Hours June–Aug daily 10am–7pm; mid-Mar to May and Sept–Oct daily 10am–6pm. Visitor center mid-Mar to Sept daily 11am–5pm, Oct Sat–Sun 11am–5pm. Closed Nov–mid March. Phone 028/6773-8118 Prices Admission £6 adults; £14 families Web site Crom Estate Other Last admission 1 hr. before closing
MapUpper Lough Erne, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 8AP Fermanagh Lakelands
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