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Things to do at Florence Court

Winter view of Killymanly on the red trail, Florence Court, County Fermanagh
Winter view of Killymanly on the red trail at Florence Court | © National Trust/Emma Fisher

There are plenty of things to see and do at Florence Court. Discover unique pleasure grounds with mountain views and sweeping vistas across the Fermanagh landscape. Or take a stroll through the historic walled garden with its native Irish apple orchard, home to over 180 heritage trees. Historic features include the old Icehouse and an early 19th-century water feature.

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Easter egg hunt

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Florence Court on an Easter trail.

Explore the stunning grounds of the National Trust Fermanagh properties this spring as you embark on one of their Easter themed trials. Collect your trail map at the Visitor Centre and head out into nature to find each exciting stage. Discover the Easter Bunny’s giant basket, enjoy traditional Easter games, hunt for signs of spring and much more.

Six different varieties of mint growing in wooden planters in the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh
Mint growing in the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court | © National Trust/Catriona Corrigan

The pleasure grounds

Take a walk

Head out to the pleasure grounds to enjoy sweeping vistas of the Fermanagh landscape and take in dramatic views of Benaughlin mountain.

The Summer House

Don’t miss the thatched Heather House which provides some of the best views of the mountain. This was once a favoured place for the Cole family, who owned Florence Court, to relax and enjoy some fresh air.

House tours at Florence Court

The house is closed for winter.

When it reopens in spring, you can do a guided tour of the mansion to learn about the Cole family and their staff who lived here for over 250 years. You can book a tour at the Visitor Centre.

Nelly Wooley's Second-hand Bookshop

Step inside Florence Court's second-hand bookshop and discover your next read. Named after a much-loved family pet, the second-hand bookshop is a volunteer run project and donations from book sales go towards the continued conservation of Florence Court house, estate and gardens.

Explore the trails

The Red and Blue trails at Florence Court provide miles of beautiful countryside to explore. For a more gentle walk, choose the blue trail, a circular route lasting approximately 2.2 miles (3.5km). Or if you'd rather a longer, more challenging walk, pick the red trail. A 5.6mile (8.9km) route rewarding walkers with stunning views of Fermanagh and beyond.

The walled garden

A historic garden

Explore the historic walled garden which was designed in the 18th century to be both beautiful and highly productive, providing year-round food for the dining table at Florence Court.

Irish apple orchard

Alongside the seasonal blooms and ponds is a native Irish apple orchard, an ornate early 19th-century fountain and the former home of the head gardener, Rose Cottage. The orchard has over 180 heritage trees which produce over 40 apple varieties.

Produce grown for the kitchen

The Kitchen Garden has been restored to resemble the layout of the 1930’s design.

The Kitchen Garden produces a wide range of common seasonal vegetables as well as more unusual vegetables such as yacon, and a range of perennial vegetables such as globe artichokes, Jerusalem artichokes, cardoons and sea kale.

We have over 10 varieties of rhubarb, and an assortment of soft fruits including josterberry, worcesterberry, and boysenberry.

The Kitchen Garden also contains a herb circle featuring quadrants of culinary herbs, medicinal herbs, aromatic herbs and herbal teas.

The east front of Florence Court, County Fermanagh

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