Enniskillen Castle

Delve back in time and experience the wonderfully historic Enniskillen Castle. Situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, this castle was the stronghold of the ancient Gaelic chiefs of Fermanagh.

The Castle was built in 1428 by Hugh Maguire, and was used to guard one of the few passes into Ulster, it then later became an English fort in the 17th century before being used as military barracks in the 1940s.

Since then the castle has been converted into two fascinating museums, The Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.

The Enniskillen Castle will certainly satisfy ones thirst for the historic, with stories and exhibits from Irelands Great Famine to Enniskillen’s impact on World War 2.

Both Museums offer the perfect family friendly day out for all ages where you can explore the exhibits, take in the atmosphere and enjoy the on-site café before taking another step back in time.

Throughout the year is an additional calendar of uniquely themed historic and cultural events that are sure make your visit extra special. Did you know that you can also research your own Fermanagh Heritage with a free 30-minute consultation at the Fermanagh Genealogy Centre? This is just a small taste of what the Enniskillen Castle has to offer, so be sure to experience it for yourself when visiting the Fermanagh Lakelands.

Distance from Hotel: 4.8 Miles

Location: Enniskillen Town