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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.


CountyFermanagh
Nearest TownEnniskillen
Distance3 miles miles
OS Map18
Route TypeParkland and Grassland, Riverside, Urban
Route ShapeLinear
Public RoadsOn Public Road
AONBFermanagh
Grid Ref (Start)H232442
Grid 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

Caf├ęs, 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

www.sustransshop.co.uk


This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248
info@cycleni.com
www.outdoorrecreationni.com

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.