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10. Enniskillen

Top 10 ten places to visit in Northern Ireland - County Fermanagh and Lough Erne

Enniskillen


Enniskillen sits on an island with two narrow ribbons of water on each side connecting the Lower and Upper Lough Erne complexes. With its castle and proximity to the elegant Castle Coole, plus a town centre relatively unspoilt by shopping developments, Enniskillen is worthy of a day's visit during its own right.

Enniskillen Castle stands next to the island's westerly bridges and houses the Fermanagh County Museum. The museum depicts life in the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries through models and audiovisual exhibits, archaeological displays in the complex's arcaded barracks, and in the keep, the Regimental Museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - a proud and polished display of the uniforms, flags and paraphernalia of the town's hiistoric regiment.

Much of Enniskillen's character comes from wealth derived from the care of a colonial presence. Evidence of British influence is widespread: on Windmill Hill to the west, the stately Portora Royal School overlooks the town. The present building dates from 1777, though it was founded in 1626 by Charles I. Old boys include Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett.

On Down Street, just off the High Street, The Buttermarket is a craft and design centre with a range of artisans working on site all year round. These wonderfully renovated dairy market buildings date from 1835.  For something less sedate, try Thursday's general street market on Forthill Street.

The hub of Enniskillen's arts scene is the Ardhowen Theatre , which has a year round programme of top quality drama, film and ballet, and hosts a great range of music events. 

Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre Address:
Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre
Wellington Road
Enniskillen
BT74 7EF
Northern Ireland, UK

Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre Admission:
Free

Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
Easter to September, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sunday 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
July to August, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 7.00 pm, Saturday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sunday 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
October, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Rest of the year, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday closed

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