"Pleasant little town........" Top 5 Page for this destination Enniskillen by leics

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.......and really quite busy and buzzy for a grey, slightly damp and chilly Wednesday afternoon.

I'd not intended to visit Enniskillen, to be honest, but the lack of a ferry to Devenish Island meant I had a bit of time to spare.

Enniskillen lies between Upper and Lower Lough Erne, on an 'island', and has long been an important strategic point. Its castle (which I did not visit) dates from the 1600s, a re-building of an earlier castle damaged by a siege in 1594.

The town centre has one (long.....it changes its name 5 times!) main street, with Victorian and Edwardian buildings on either side, plenty of independent shops and places to eat and drink. The old Buttermarket (dating from 1835) has been converted into a craft centre, with small artisan shops set around a courtyard with a very nice central cafe.

I enjoyed wandering around, and was especially pleased to find several charity shops to investigate.

Perhaps next time I'll stay longer and explore more thoroughly.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Some history and architecture to explore
  • Cons:Do not discuss recent history.
  • In a nutshell:Pleasant small town for a brief visit
  • Last visit to Enniskillen: Jul 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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