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Exploring the estate and grounds at Florence Court

Visitors walking through the wooded trails at Florence Court, County Fermanagh
Visitors walking through the wooded trails at Florence Court, County Fermanagh | © National Trust iamges/Paul Canning Photography

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.

The sawmill and water wheel at Florence Court, County Fermanagh
The sawmill and water wheel at Florence Court, County Fermanagh | © National Trust Images/Wilbert McIlmoyle

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.

Bike hire

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.

Family visitors on a bike hire with Florence Court house in the background, Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh
Family bike hire at Florence Court | © National Trust/Ronan McGrade

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.

The east front of Florence Court, County Fermanagh

Discover more at Florence Court

Find out when Florence Court is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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