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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.

County

Fermanagh

Nearest Town

Enniskillen

Route Type

Parkland and Grassland

AONB

Fermanagh

Grid Ref (Start)

H232442

Distance

3 miles

OS Map

18

Route Shape

Linear

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

H232442

terrain

well surfaced roads

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

Disabled Facilities available at all attractions.

available publications

The Kingfisher Trail

Sustrans Shop

Cycle hire

Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring
Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring 15 Ballyknockan Rd Saintfield
Email: info@irondonkey.com
Phone: 028 9081 3200
Web: www.irondonkey.com

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