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Florence Court

Florence Court Demesne, Enniskillen

Description

Located around eight miles from Enniskillen, Florence Court is one of the most beautiful Georgian houses in Ulster, nestled against the wild mountain backdrop of Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains. Outside there are scenic and restful gardens, a play and picnic area with extensive walks across the demense; and inside enjoy a fascinating upstairs-downstairs tour of the house to uncover the story of the Cole family and their working Irish estate.

The house and demense, formerly the home of the Earls of Enniskillen (Cole Family) is one of the most important Georgian Houses (18th century) in Ireland, and holds a fascintating collection of Irish Furniture and some of the best Rococo plasterwork in Ireland. You can enjoy glorious walks around the grounds which include a pretty walled garden, holiday cottage, sawmill and ice house.

In the gardens you will find the famous Florence Court Yew - reputedly the 'parent' of all Irish yew trees. 'Living History Tours' provide an entertaining insight into 1920s Florence Court and there is also a children’s playground and picnic area.

Florence Court Forest Park also provides visitors with access to 15 km of trails which have easy-to-understand signage. The trails suit a variety of abilities and there is also a bridle trail for horse riders.

Contact details

Florencecourt
Enniskillen
County Fermanagh
BT92 1DB
Tel: (028) 6634 8249
Email: florencecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/florence-court

Directions from Town:

By Road: Eight miles south west of Enniskillen, via Sligo road and A32 Swanlibar Road, 4 miles from the Marble Arch Caves.
Bus Service: Ulsterbus 192 Enniskillen - Swanlinbar, alight Creamery Cross, 2 miles walk
Cycling: NCN91. Propoerty entrance lies on Kingfisher Trail

Opening times:

Grounds
1 Jan –28 Feb: Daily 10:00 – 16:00
1 Mar – 31 Oct: Daily 10:00 – 19:00
1 Nov – 31 Dec: Daily 10:00 – 19:00 (Closed 25 Dec)

House
Tours run from 11:00 - 17:00 (Last tour starts at 16:00)
9 March – 18 April Weekends & Bank Holidays
19 April – 28 April Easter Week Open Daily
1 May – 31 May: Daily (except Friday)
1 Jun – 31 Aug: Daily
1 Sept – 30 Sept: Daily (except Friday)
1 Oct – 29 Oct: Weekends/Bank Holidays

Gift Shop, Tea-room – Open same hours as the house

Visitor Centre –
Open same hours as the house March & April (10:00 – 16:00) , then:
1 May – 29 Oct: Daily (10:00 – 17:00 Jun, Jul, Aug, Halloween Weekend)
1 Nov – 31 Dec: Weekends
Visitor Centre Opening times subject to change.

Prices:

Guided House Tour & Grounds
Adult: £11.00
Child (Under 16): £5.50
Family (Two adults and two children): £27.50

Grounds Only
Adult: £6.50
Child (Under 16): £3.25
Family (Two adults and two children): £16.25

Accommodation Facilities:
Euro Accepted, Credit/Debit Cards Accepted, Parking Available, WiFi

NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location