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  • 1 Cliffs of Magho Viewpoint Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A46 GB - Rosscor

    A one-way scenic drive snakes 11km up through the Lough Navar Forest Park to the viewpoint at the top of the Cliffs of Magho. The panoramic view seems infinite, taking in the entire northern end of Lower Lough Erne as far as the Blue Stack Mountains ..

  • 2 Castle Coole Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A4 GB - Enniskillen BT74

    Situated by a lake on a gentle slope dotted with great beech and oak trees, this magnificent neo-Classical residence is probably the most beautiful in Ireland. It was designed by James Wyatt and completed in 1798 for the Corry family, counts of Belmo..

  • 3 Florence Court Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Florence Court

    This grand residence stands within pleasure gardens planted in the early 19C in a spectacular setting at the foot of Mount Cuilcagh. Covered with stone of an attractive golden grey hue, the original three-storey building is thought to have been built..

  • 4 Lough Erne Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Enniskillen

    The damp and wooded Fermanagh Lakeland used to be the most isolated region of a province that was itself remote. More accessible nowadays, it is popular with fishermen. The River Erne flows into Lough Erne, which is bisected by a gully near Inniskill..

  • 5 Marble Arch Caves Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Marlbank Scenic Loop Florencecourt GB - Wheathill

    The tour of the caves consists of a short boat trip in the fantastic setting of an underground lake among the stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, river and stone waterfalls, draperies and curtains with poetic names. The largest stalactite is 2m long a..

  • 6 White Island Interesting

    Religious buildings

    GB - Lisnarrick

    The White Island, an ancient religious site, stretches out into the sea. In the large enclosure of a monastery that pre-dates he Norman conquest, the remains of a 12C church stand with a fine romanesque gate. The eight stone statues backed against th..

  • 7 Tully Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B127 GB - Tully

    The castle is a perfect example of a fortified "Plantation" house. Built by sir John Hume, the Early of Berwick in 1613, it was later taken and abandoned in 1641. The partly cobbled enclosure has fortified walls and corner towers used as li..

  • 8 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Barracks GB - Enniskillen BT74 7HL

    Defended by its 17C Watergate, Enniskillen Castle stands by the side of its own lake. The central keep, which now houses a museum, is partly made up of elements from the first castle built in the 15C by Hugh Maguire. On the ground floor of the keep, ..

  • 9 Pottery Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    3 Main Street GB - Belleek

    This pottery became famous for its richly decorated parians (porcelain imitating Paros marble). It was created in 1857 by John Caldwell Bloomfield, a mineralogist who noticed that the estate contained all the elements required for manufacturing porce..

  • 10 Castle Archdale Country Park

    Nature and gardens

    Rossmore Irvinestown GB - Lisnarrick BT94 1PP

    Vast stretches of wood with varied species of trees and bushes and populated with deer, red squirrels, badgers, otters and game border the lake. The Archdale family who took over the estate in 1612 left many souvenirs: an arboretum, a walled garden, ..

  • 11 Museum

    Museums and art

    GB - Devenish Island BT7

    The museum contains some stones found on the site and tells the history of the monastery, with reduced models showing the seasonal activities of the monks.

  • 12 Lower Church

    Religious buildings

    GB - Devenish Island BT7

    Just near the pier, the Lower Church (Teampull Mór) was built in 1225 and enlarged later. A lodging for the canons was added on the north side and a funerary chapel on the south side for the Maguires of Tempo, whose coats of arms appear near the entr..

  • 13 St Mary's Priory

    Religious buildings

    GB - Devenish Island BT7

    Priory dating back to the 15C with a more recent tower. The two entrance doors on the first floor opened onto a rood screen separating the choir and reserved for the monks. Holes in the vault were for passing bell ropes. The northern side of the chur..

  • 14 Monea Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castletown GB - Monea BT93 7AR

    This ruined castle, one of the largest strong houses of the 17C and one of the best preserved, was built on a rocky outcrop in 1618 by Malcolm Hamilton. The walls were added in 1622 and are flanked by two towers. The castle entrance is defended by tw..

  • 15 Round bell tower

    Religious buildings

    GB - Devenish Island BT7

    The 25 m tower of the old monastery dates from the 12C. The stones on the entrance gate are decorated with large mouldings and, under the roof, a cornice holds a sculpted face above each of the four windows. From the upper level, the view is limited ..

  • 16 Castle Caldwell Forest Park

    Nature and gardens

    Country Park GB - Rosscor BT94 1TT

    Castle Caldwell Forest Park is a forest covering two long fingers of land at the western end of Lough Erne, one of the largest lakes in Ireland. It is used for timber production, as an ornithological reserve and for recreational activities. Birds suc..

  • 17 Forthill Park

    Nature and gardens

    Forthill Street GB - Enniskillen BT74

    This conical hill, once known as Camomile Hill or Commons Hill or Cow Green, owes its current name to the star-shaped fort defended by four bastions and cannons, built in 1689 during the wars of William of Orange. The hill was surrounded by walls and..

  • 18 East Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    East Bridge Street GB - Enniskillen BT74 7BT

    In 1688, East Bridge, which has practically lost its original shape with various renovations, replaced the drawbridge built in 1614 by the colonists in the place of a ford. From this bridge, the road passes in front of the court house that William Fa..

  • 19 St Michael's Catholic Church

    Religious buildings

    Church Street GB - Enniskillen BT74

    The church was completed in 1875. The neogothic façade is reminiscent of French cathedrals and was designed by John O'Neill, but it is missing a steeple that was meant to crown the tower. The impressive exterior of the apse (1921) is supported by fly..

  • 20 St Macartin's Anglican Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Church Street GB - Enniskillen BT74 7DW

    The cathedral stands in the middle of its cemetery. It was only completed in 1842, although its tower comes from an earlier 17C church.

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