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Visitors enjoying the estate at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh.
Following the Beech Trail at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh | © National Trust Images / John Millar
Northern Ireland

Castle Coole Beech Trail

A tranquil walk on paths through the Beech Wood at Castle Coole where you'll discover some of the oldest trees on the estate. Look out for the 18th-century Ice House and enjoy views of the ancient trees lining Oak Avenue if you choose the longer route.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Visitor car park

Step 1

Begin from the car park at Castle Coole. Head through the archway into the Grand Yard, passing the second-hand bookshop and into the Tunnel Yard.

Step 2

Cross the yard and take the steps. Turn left at the top onto the Beech walk. Continue along the path, keeping to the left.

Step 3

After a few hundred metres, a detour to the left will take you to the 18th-century Ice House. Once you've taken a look, return back up the hill and join the path once again.

View of the Ice House in the woodland at Castle Coole in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
The Ice House at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh | © National Trust / Sarah Burch

Step 4

Continue on the path through the trees until you reach a junction. At this point you can follow the Gortgonnell path on the left and add another 30 minutes to your walk, or you can turn right to pass by the house and return to the yard to finish your walk.

Step 5

If you've chosen to continue to the Gortgonnell path, you'll reach the main drive at Castle Coole. Turn right here to continue on round to the car park, passing the south front of the house and the Pump House on the left.

End point

Visitor car park

Trail map

Castle Coole Beech Trail map, County Fermanagh
Castle Coole Beech Trail map, County Fermanagh | © Crown Copyright (2013) Land and Property Services permit no.120099

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