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Castle to Castle
Route Location
 

Castle to Castle

The Castle to Castle route is a short, signed route, right in the heart of Enniskillen. 90% of the route is traffic free and should suit families with children who are confident cyclists. The route follows the Kingfisher trail, National Cycle Network Route 91, on well surfaced roads between the magnificent Enniskillen Castle and Castle Coole, one of the National Trust's finest treasures.

CountyFermanaghDistance3 miles
Nearest TownEnniskillenOS Map18
Route TypeParkland and Grassland, Riverside, UrbanRoute ShapeLinear
AONBFermanaghGrid Ref (Start)H232442
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)H232442

Terrain

well surfaced roads

Point of Interest

Enniskillen Castle Museums, Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Ardhowen Theatre, Castle Coole

Route Description

Set off from Enniskillen Castle, situated on the River Erne. Almost 600 years old, it was built by Gaelic Maguires and guarded one of the few routes into ancient Ulster. Today it houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.

Leaving Enniskillen Castle, cycle along the riverside pathway towards the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum passing the newly developed playpark. From here, cross the footbridge and onto the path beyond, leading into a leafy suburb. The views back across the town, river and lough are fantastic. Push on towards the Ardhowen Theatre and cross the A4 road with caution. The long avenue up to Castle Coole Estate is just ahead providing a great escape to the country along the many walkways and an opportunity to visit an architectural masterpiece. Return via the same route calling at all the attractions you might have passed on the way.

Getting to the Start

The route is part of the Kingfisher Trail. Enniskillen Castle is just off the Wellington Road (A4) on the riverside, close to the Wellington Road Bridge.

Traffic

90% of the route is traffic free

Facilities

Cafés, restaurants, toilets & playparks

Information for People with a Disability

This route does not have accessible toilet facilities.

Disabled Facilities available at all attractions.

Available Publication

The Kingfisher Trail

Sustrans Shop

Links

Cycle Hire

Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring
Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring, 15 Ballyknockan Rd, Saintfield
Phone: 028 9081 3200

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