Castle Archdale Country Park, Countryside Centre & War Museum

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 and a caravan and camp site. The caravan and camp site also has a Play Park.  (Please note some facilities are seasonal).

Opening times

The Country Park & Car Parks are open all year round.

The Countryside Centre and Museum is open from 1st March to 30th June on Sundays and public holidays 12 noon – 4pm and from 1st July to 31st August daily 12 noon – 4pm

(or outside of these times with prior arrangement via the Park Office).

Toilets available:

In the Courtyard - open 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm all year (except Christmas Day).

At Duross Bay - open from Easter to 31st October - daily from 9am - 5pm.

Maps / guides

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Getting to the start by car

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.

Castle Archdale Country Park, Countryside Centre & War Museum
Co Fermanagh
BT94 1PP



Attractions in Co Fermanagh