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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:Some history and architecture to explore
- Cons:Do not discuss recent history.
- In a nutshell:Pleasant small town for a brief visit
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