Co Fermanagh

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Fermanagh is well known for its Georgian architecture and its various oudoor activities on offer. Those staying here in self-catered cottags are at the centre of the action. Adding something unique to Fermanagh is the phantom of the Lady of the Lake.

Built in 1730 by the Cole family, Florence Court house and estate is a testament to the exquisite architeture of the time. Within its beautifully crafted walls, the house holds great pieces of art and rare historical artefacts. It holds much of its original features like its traditional Irish furniture, a carpenters workshop, a water-powered sawmill and a traditional blacksmith's forge. 

One of Fermanagh's most popular attractions are the Marble Arch Caves which were discovered in 1895. After resting in darkness since the dawn of time, the caverns are now well lit to allow you to see their glory for yourself. They are explored via boat which wides through many passages and chambers decorated with stalagmites and stalactites. 

Found on the shores of the Upper Lough Erne; the Crom Estate is set on 2,000 acres of gorgeous landscape. The blissful peace and number of old stone buildings like the Old Crom Castle; the towerhouse has stood on the grounds since the 1600s with the newer Crom Castle built just before the Victorian era. Among ancient Irish Yew trees, visitors can fish, hike, hire a boat and camp with an award winning visitor's centre nearby. These are just some of the outdoor activities that bring many people to Fermanagh.

Looking to soak up some culture? The Ardhowen Theatre plays host to opera, a variety of musical acts, exhibitions, lectures, films, ballet and other forms of dance. It can be found in Enniskillen. Elsewhere in the city you'll find the 600 year old Enniskillen Castle. The castle is home to two museums; the Fermanagh County Museum which takes an indepth look at the history of the county and the Inniskillings Museum which is dedicated to Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and is an impressive collection of military items.

Preserving its history, culture and charm; the village of Belleek is home to the famous Belleek Pottery which has been producing its name sake for over 155 years. The visitors centre will give you a glimpse into crafting Parian China, the village's high quality legacy, and the lives of those who have lived here over the many years.

Surrounded by natural beauty and overlooking Lough Coole; Castle Coole is known as one of Ireland's greatest neo-classical houses and is set in an almost perfect location. The castle is known for its majesty and grandness with even George IV once planning to stay here. 

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