Exploring the estate and grounds at Florence Court
Wander through the native woodland to spot the original Irish Yew tree, and discover a historic working demesne studded with old buildings including a Blacksmith’s Forge, Carpenter’s workshop and Sawmill. Pull on your walking boots and head up the hill to enjoy sweeping vistas and elevated views across Fermanagh.
See a very special tree
250 years old
Head down to the river bank to discover one of the most famous trees in Ireland – the original Irish Yew. At 250 years old, this Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ is the mother plant of every Irish Yew tree around the world.
Creating new trees from cuttings
It is believed that this one tree has produced millions of Irish Yew trees over the years, all of which have been grown directly from the cuttings from this original tree or from its descendants.
Explore on foot
Miles of footpaths
Blow away the cobwebs and get ready to stretch your legs on a crisp winter walk through this 18th century Irish estate. With miles of footpaths and trails to explore, there’s plenty to see on a stroll through the park.
Native Irish woodland
Ramble through native Irish woodland, spot historic features and soak up elevated views across the Fermanagh landscape. Choose from one of two walking routes - or come back and complete them both.
Get on your bike
Florence Court estate is perfect for a day out on the bike with paths ranging from an enjoyable, gentle cycle to trails in the forest park for the more adventurous cyclist.
For a gentle cycle, take your bike around the Blue Trail and around the Pleasure Grounds and pass by the many historic buildings on your route. For those looking for more of a challenge, head out on the Red Trail and into the Forest park for hills, trails and downhill stretches.
We have a number of bikes available to hire from the visitor centre for half or full day hire. Bikes must be returned before 3.30pm. Bike helmets are provided.
Please note our bikes are available for adults, and those under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Please remember to bring your children’s bikes with you so you can all enjoy the estate.
Discover a historic working estate
A thriving estate
As well as being a stately home, Florence Court was also at the centre of a thriving working estate. Take a walk around the grounds and discover the Cattle Yard, Blacksmith’s Forge, Sawmill and Carpenter's shop, which tell the stories of what working life here was like.
Florence Court is a one pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome at Florence Court. Stride out through acres of parkland and historic woodland. Your dog will find plenty of opportunities for bounding, jumping, sniffing and splashing through the estate.
Florence Court is one of the finest examples of a historic sustainable Irish estate. Uncover its 300-year history and learn about the family who lived here.
Explore Florence Court to discover dramatic mountain views, sweeping vistas of the Fermanagh landscape, a historic walled garden and a native Irish apple orchard.
Find out how we’re restoring the Kitchen Garden to its former 1930s glory at Florence Court and bringing communities together in the garden, thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Plan a visit to one of the special countryside places in our care and discover the benefits of being in the great outdoors. Pack your walking boots and get ready to explore woodlands, valleys and rivers.
Whether you're looking for a heart-raising hike up Northern Ireland's highest mountain or a ramble by the river at The Argory, there are many countryside and woodland places to experience in Northern Ireland. Enjoy woodland respite at Minnowburn with the forest bathing beds or escape to the wild landscape of County Fermanagh with the countryside adventures at Florence Court, Castle Coole and Crom.