CASTLE ARCHDALE COUNTRY PARK
Castle Archdale Country Park is situated 10 miles north west of Enniskillen and extends to cover 230 acres along the shores of Lower Lough Erne. The region is abundant in historical features, with many monastic sites such as Devenish and White Island. Castle Archdale is based on the demesne of the Archdale Manor House, which was built in 1773, of which now only the courtyard buildings remain.
Features within the Park include a red deer enclosure, wildfowl ponds, nature trail, butterfly garden and wildflower meadow.
Evidence of the 1939-45 War can also be found throughout the park in flying-boat docks, ammunition dumps, Slit trenches, etc. This is because Castle Archdale played an important role as the most westerly flying-boat station, from which aircraft protected the allied convoys from the U-Boat threat in the North Atlantic. This is highlighted in an exhibition within the Centre entitled "Castle Archdale at War".
Access & Booking
Park open everyday from 9am to dusk
Museum and visitor centre opens from Easter on Sundays between 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Open May Bank Holiday from 11.00am - 6.00pm
From 1st July to 30th August from 11.00am - 7.00pm everyday except Mondays
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