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Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum

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346 Killadeas Road, Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, BT94 1PP
Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum

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The country park boasts beautiful woodland and lough shore walks, an insect garden and wildflower meadow. Castle Archdale was the main flying boat base during WWII, highlighted in an exhibition in the visitor centre entitled ‘Castle Archdale at War’.

Castle Archdale at War Exhibition
An Extra 100 miles - explains the role played of Castle Archdale during the war and this display includes such items as old parts of aeroplanes, fuel tanks and old documents relating to the war. Lough Erne 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.

Farm Equipment Through the Ages Exhibition
The Museum’s collection of farm machinery and equipment presented by the farming community of Fermanagh includes e.g. ploughs, harrows, grubbers, threshing and winnowing machines - all the equipment needed for tillage in Fermanagh. Mowing machines, tedders, hay rakes, and rick shifts – tell the story of haymaking long ago. These items are on display in the arches adjacent to the lower courtyard car park.

'Our Limestone Landscapes' Exhibition
An exhibition promoting the value of Our Limestone Landscapes. The exhibition was developed to promote the value of our visually stunning limestone landscapes. This rare habitat, formed over millennia, supports a unique mix of flora and fauna. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the threats to this habitat and the need for conservation of its biodiversity. Discover this visually stunning landscape and its unique biodiversity.

Not just a country park! Not only is Castle Archdale a Country Park but it also has a range of other facilities for the visitor including e.g. a marina, day boat hire, watersports, White Island Ferry Service, bike and fishing rod hire, tearoom (currently closed) and a caravan and camp site. New Play Park and Jumping Pillow now open - £2 per person.
(Please note some facilities are seasonal).

Maps / guides:
For more information please visit - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Lisnarick,+Castle+Archdale+Country+Park,+Co.Fermanagh,+Irvinestown+BT94+1PP/@54.4777,-7.72826,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x485e4c73fc556699:0xbea1cd6f925371c8

Facilities

Catering

  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

Free

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* In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
- in recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

The Visitors Centre and WWII Exhibition are closed.

As part of the first phase of the easing of ongoing Corona Virus, Co-Vid 19 restrictions car parks in DAERA-owned Country Parks are open to the public from Wednesday 27th May 2020.

As of Monday 15th June 2020 toilet facilities are open from 10:00 – 17:00 daily in the Courtyard and Duross Bay. Visitors are asked to please note that some facilities may be reduced to allow for social distancing and that local measures to ensure public and staff safety should be followed as necessary.
The Group Campsite is currently open for bookings in accordance with government Co-Vid 19 guidelines.
In the interests of ongoing public safety, all other facilities will remain closed until further notice at this time. Please be aware of the ongoing restrictions and plan visits accordingly.

Please note that car parks may be temporarily closed at times to support social distancing if sites become particularly busy or crowded. Make sure that you follow Public Health Agency guidelines and maintain social distancing at all times.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:
Castle Archdale Country Park is situated on the main Enniskillen to Kesh road (B82). It is well signposted and can be found 1 mile on the Enniskillen side of Lisnarick village.

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