DELS Recommended – Things to do in Enniskillen

Learn about the city’s rich history by visiting Enniskillen Castle – Enniskillen Castle was built almost 600 years ago. Guarding one of the few passes into Ulster, it was tremendously important throughout history. The historic site now houses two museums; Fermanagh County Museum and the Inniskilings Museum. There are also numerous galleries interpreting the county’s rich history throughout the Castle. The Castle is open from 11am – 5pm

Join a guided walking tour of Enniskillen – The tour will go through the history of Enniskillen from everybody who is anybody that made their mark in Irish history. It is step by step guided service of historic, cultural and heritage sites. To find out more information about the tour contact John Cunningham on 0044 28 6865 8327. Check out Things to do in Enniskillen

Enjoy some shopping in Enniskillen – Explore the streets and alleyways of Enniskillen while shopping. The main shopping centre is Erneside, located just east of the main street beside the bus station.

Explore The Buttermarket Art, Craft and Design Centre –The Buttermarket has 16 Studios, Galleries, Ships and a Coffee Shop of the Buttermarket Courtyard. The market is housed in the resorted 19th Century dairy market, with its unique position it makes for the thriving craft industry in Enniskillen. Here you can purchase some of the best art and craft products, all of which have been made in Fermanagh.

Visit Cole’s Monument Cole’s Monument stands in the grounds of the Forthill Park, a beautiful wooded park. The monument was built in memory of the late General the Hon. Sir G. Lowry Cole from 1845 – 57. It is open to the public from 1pm – 3pm and admission is free. There is also a guide to escort visitors up and down the original 108 step staircase, which leads to a viewing platform with magnificent views.

Cruise around Lough Erne with Erne Tours – Relax and enjoy the panoramic views as your Boat Master delivers alongside historic landmarks. Admire the skills of the crew as they navigate through the lock gates at Portola. Once moored at Devenish Island, you can disembark for 40 minutes and learn about its history. For more information on sailing times and prices, visit erne tours

Visit Castle Coole Estate Castle Coole is one of Ireland’s greatest neo-classical houses with it’s exquisite rich decorations, furnishings and furniture. Castle Coole is surrounded by a wooded landscape park sloping down to Lough Coole, ideal for long walks. Castle Coole is approximately 17 minutes’ drive out of Enniskillen.