On the banks of Lower Lough Erne in Enniskillen, this impressive castle was built sometime around the first half of the 14th century, but significantly remodeled in the 17th. It’s unusual in that the design owes more to the Scottish Baronial style of castle—note the small round turrets, redolent of Gothic motifs—than the more fortresslike English-French style that predominates throughout Ireland. The castle is home to two museums, included in the ticket price, which were recently reopened after major renovation. Fermanagh County Museum tells the story of the region’s colorful history, with interesting sections on local crafts and the development of the castle from medieval times onwards. The Inniskillings Museum houses the castle’s large collection of militaria, historic weapons, uniforms, and other assorted items dating back to the 1600s.
Fermanagh Lakelands› Attraction
Castle Barracks, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7HL
Our Rating Hours Mon–Fri 9:30am–5pm, Sat–Sun 11am–5pm (Oct–May closed Sun) Phone 028/6632-5000 Prices Admission £5 adults; £3.50 seniors, students, and children; £13.50 families Web site Enniskillen Castle
MapCastle Barracks, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7HL Fermanagh Lakelands
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