Crom Estate, Co. Fermanagh

National Trust Northern Ireland owned property

Set on the shores of Upper Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh, Crom is one of Ireland's most important nature conservation areas.

Wild deer, pine marten (who are a member of the weasel family) and many rare species including butterflies can all be found on the estate. Also inhabiting the surrounding area are all eight species of native bats and an outstanding array of rare lichens. The 2,000 acre demesne contains ancient woodland, tranquil islands, estate cottages and Old Crom Castle, all linked by the breathtakingly beautiful landscape designed by W.S.Gilpin in the 19th century.

Enjoy an inspirational walk through the woodland and along the nature trails, where you can also enjoy spectacular views along the Kingfisher Cycle Trail.

If you are enjoying a boating holiday along the Shannon-Erne Waterway there is even a jetty for boats to stop at. For the fishing enthusiasts there is an opportunity to partake in coarse angling and pike fishing.

On the estate itself there are historic buildings, holiday cottages and campsite, children’s play area and wildlife exhibition. Guided tours can be arranged.

Crom Castle West Wing offers luxurious accommodation in beautiful surroundings. The remaining areas of the castle are still occupied by Lord and Lady Erne and remain closed to the public. For more information on Crom Castle West Wing please visit www.cromcastle.com.

BBC comedy series 'Blandings' filmed at Crom in 2012
BBC comedy series, Blandings, was filmed at Crom Castle in 2012. The series stars well-known actors such as Timothy Spall (The King's Speech; Harry Potter), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous; French & Saunders), David Walliams (Little Britain; Dinner for Schmucks) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter; Stardust) - just to name a few!

Storyline:

High comedy at Blandings Castle where the deranged antics of troublesome relatives, friends and enemies cause disarray in the life of Lord Clarence Emsworth, in a comic masterpiece from the pen of PG Wodehouse.

All Lord Emsworth wants is peace and quiet so he can focus on the wellbeing of his prize pig. Unfortunately his family have other ideas. From saving his hapless son Freddie from his latest scrape to outwitting his overbearing sister Connie, Clarence finds himself embroiled in scams, schemes and hilarious misunderstandings. Exquisite costumes, period locations and an impeccable cast of comic actors bring the characters to life with deliciously witty dialogue, slapstick comedy and ingenious plot twists from the writer of Jeeves and Wooster. From page to screen, welcome to the charming and hilariously insane world of Wodehouse.

NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

2013
Grounds:
16 March to 31 May Daily 10-6pm
1 June - 31 August Daily 10-7
1 Sept - 31 Oct Daily 10am-6pm
1 Nov to Mid March - Closed

Visitor Centre:
16 March to 30 Sept Daily 11am-5pm
5 Oct - 27 Oct Open Weekends

Tea Room - As visitor centre (closed October)
Last Admission 1 hr before closing

Prices:

2013
Grounds and Visitor Centre:
Gift Aid Admission / Standard Admission
Adult: £3.50 / £3.18
Child: £1.50 / £1.36
Family £8.50 / £7.72
Group: £3.00

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Fermanagh Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Bus: Ulsterbus No. 95 between Enniskillen and Roslea, alight at Newtownbutler, 3 mile walk.
Cycle: NCN route 91 runs through estate (phone 24 hours in advance to book ferry crossing).
Boat: Jetty at Visitor Centre.
Car: 3 mile from A34, well sign-posted from Newtownbutler.
Drive time: Dublin and Belfast 2 hours, Enniskillen 20 minutes.
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