The Fermanagh Lakelands have more than their share of historic landmarks and unique attractions. Set on the edge of the River Erne, the recently refurbished Enniskillen Castle brings to life the castle’s entire 600-year history. Take a subterranean boat trip through the watery show caves of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geo Park. There are two museums to explore, the Inniskillings Museum and Enniskillen Castle Museums.
Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, was built almost 600 years ago by the ruling Gaelic Maguires. Guarding one of the few passes into Ulster, it has been strategically important throughout its history. Today, the historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.
Opening hours are:Monday to Friday (all year round): 9.30am* – 5.00pm
Saturdays (all year round): 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sundays (Jun to Sept): 11.00am – 5.00pm
Bank Holidays – open on NI & ROI Bank Holidays from 9:30am* – 5:00pm
Visitors to the Marble Arch Caves can experience a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around. Tour groups depart the visitor centre throughout the day, in the care of one of our enthusiastic and interesting tour guides. The tour consists of a short walk down through the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve; a relaxing 10 minute underground boat journey; and a pleasant stroll of approximately 1.5km through the showcave. There are a few sets of steps within the showcave system and 150 steps to exit the cave. Your tour guide will pause along the way to give a fun; interesting; and educational commentary suitable for all age groups to engage with and enjoy.