Crom Estate – National Trust site in County Fermanagh (Northern Ireland)

The Crom Estate in Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh (Northern Ireland) is set in the breathtaking landscape of the Upper Lough Erne and was chosen as one of our Top 5 national trust sites for children who love animals. . It comprises of 2000-acres of nature conservation areas, woodland, castle ruins and picturesque islands, making it a brilliant place for young explorers!

This estate is a true aesthetic pleasure. Set in wonderful scenery with islands and woodland to explore to your hearts content, don’t forget to bring your camera!

To truly appreciate the location’s striking beauty, the Crom Estate is definitely a place worth visiting on a bright, sunny day. It’s even possible to stay on the estate for up to a week in one of the seven holiday cottages, or at the campsite – perfect for leaving no stone of this incredible scenery unturned.

Wildlife lovers will have a great time on one of the guided nature walks through the woodland, run regularly by the conservation warden. Take a tour of the islands and see how many rare species you can spot, or wander around the historic castle ruins and pretend you’re in a fairytale.

Still not enough? Why not hire a boat and explore the island for yourself? For the most daring family members there’s the chance to have a go at coarse angling or pike fishing. Visit the mammal hide to try and spot some rare pine martens too!

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