Located around eight miles from Enniskillen, Florence Court is one of the most beautiful Georgian houses in Ulster, nestled against the wild mountain backdrop of Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains. The house and demense, formerly the home of the Earls of Enniskillen (Cole Family) is one of the most important Georgian Houses (18th century) in Ireland, and holds a fascinating collection of Irish Furniture and some of the best Rococo plasterwork in Ireland.
You can enjoy glorious walks around the grounds which include a pretty walled garden, holiday cottage, sawmill and ice-house. In the gardens you will find the famous Florence Court Yew - reputedly the 'parent' of all Irish yew trees.
'Living History Tours' provide an entertaining insight into 1920s Florence Court and there is also a children’s playground and picnic area. Florence Court Forest Park also provides visitors with access to 15 km of trails which have easy-to-understand signage. The trails suit a variety of abilities and there is also a bridle trail for horse riders. Bikes are available to hire from the Visitor Centre for half or full day hire.
House, tea-room and visitor centre
5 Mar-10 Apr 11 - 5 Saturday & Sunday.
15 Apr-24 Apr 11 - 5 Daily
25 Apr-31 May 11 - 5 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
1 Jun-31 Aug 11 - 5 Daily
1 Sep-1 Oct 11 - 5 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
8 Oct-23 Oct 11 - 5 Saturday & Sunday
24 Oct-31 Oct 11 - 5 Daily
5 Nov-31 Dec* 11 - 4 Saturday & Sunday
Gardens & Park
1 Jan-28 Feb 10 - 4 Daily
1 Mar-1 Nov 10 - 6 Daily
2 Nov-31 Dec 10 - 4 Daily
House: admission by guided tour (last tour one hour before closing). *House and tea-room: closed November and December. Open Bank Holiday Mondays and all other public holidays in Northern Ireland. Grounds closed 25 December.
(updated April 2022)
Getting to the start by car
Directions from Town:By Road: Eight miles south west of Enniskillen, via Sligo road and A32 Swanlibar Road, 4 miles from the Marble Arch Caves. Bus Service: Ulsterbus 192 Enniskillen - Swanlinbar, alight Creamery Cross, 2 miles walk Cycling: NCN91. Propoerty entrance lies on Kingfisher Trail
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On weekdays it is not necessary to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Pre-booking via website. Guided tours of the mansion can only be booked onsite.
Gardens & Forest Park Only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £19.25 £17.50
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.65 £11.50
Child £6.33 £5.75
Family £31.63 £28.75
Group outside normal hours N/A £13.00
Minimum group size 15 N/A £9.00
Free entry for National Trust members. Guided house tour bookings are made on arrival. (subject to availability)