TOP 10: Places you must experience in Co. Fermanagh

Fermanagh is a beautiful county at the edge of Northern Ireland that is full of beauty and history. We have narrowed the vast number of places to experience in this country to just 10, here it is!

10. Tully Castle

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This castle was built in 1613 for Sir John Hume and is now in ruins. It has not been lived in since 1641 when it was attacked and burned by Rory Maguire. Surrounding the castle are stunning 17th Century gardens and a visitor’s center, located in a restored farmhouse which has an exhibition telling local stories relating to the castle.

9.  Garden of Celtic Saints

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This is a sacred place of reflection. As you walk through the garden, the spirit of Saints of the Golden Age consumes you as you admire the detailed hand carved wooden sculptures. It leaves you with a surreal spiritual refreshing feeling. It is an interesting place where you can learn about Irish tales and legends before Christianity.

8. Marble Arch Caves

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This is an exciting tour, where you will explore underground natural rivers, passage cavities and waterfalls. It takes approx 1 hour and 15 minutes and includes an underground boat journey, followed by a 1.5km walk.  These caves used to be home to the now extinct ‘Giant Irish Deer’.

7. Castle Coole

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This is a magnificent 18th century mansion and landscape Park. You take a tour of this beautiful mansion where you will learn about the family history, admire the classical architecture, explore the servant’s quarters and feel like you have stepped back in time in the home of the Earls of Belmore. It is set on a beautiful wooded landscape where you can enjoy the views of the local countryside and peaceful lake view.

6. Monea Castle

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This is a hidden gem outside of Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh. It has a self-guided tour with an abundance of information clearly displayed on information boards. This castle is one of the most well reserved ruins of all the Plantation Castles in Ulster and dates back to 1616. Like so many of Ulster’s Plantation castles, the design of Monea reflects the Scottish origin of its builder. If you like your Irish castles don’t miss this out.

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