The national park features lovely forest and lough coast walks, as well as an insect garden and wildflower meadow. During WWII, Castle Archdale was the primary flying boat base, as evidenced by an exhibition in the tourist centre named ‘Castle Archdale at War.’ Lough Erne played an essential role as the most western flying-boat station, from which aircraft safeguarded allied convoys in the North Atlantic from the threat of U-Boats.
Why should I go to Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum in County Fermanagh?
Farm Equipment Throughout the Years
The Museum’s collection of agricultural machinery and equipment donated by the Fermanagh farming community includes ploughs, harrows, grubbers, threshing and winnowing machines, and other equipment. Mowing machines, tedders, hay rakes, and rick shifts – all tell the story of haymaking in the past and can be found through the museum.
Castle Archdale at War Exhibition
An Extra 100 Miles highlights Castle Archdale’s involvement during the war, and this display contains things such as antique plane components, fuel tanks, and war-related paperwork. Lough Erne played an essential role as the most western flying-boat station, from which aircraft safeguarded allied convoys in the North Atlantic from the threat of U-Boats.
Lots to do!
It’s more than just a park in the country! Castle Archdale is not just a Country Park, but it also features a marina, day boat hire, watersports, White Island Ferry Service, bike and fishing rod hire, tearoom, and a caravan and campsite for visitors. The new Play Park and Jumping Pillow are now open and cost £2 per person.
- Must be pre-booked
- Entry to the museum is FREE
- Costs £2 per person for the New play park and jumping pillow activities
- Open from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm everyday (excluding holidays)