Set against the backdrop of the Benaughlin and Cuilcagh mountains in Northern Ireland, Florence Court is the former home of the Cole family; the Earls of Enniskillen. Built in the 18th century, it is a fine example of Irish craftsmanship.
The lavishly decorated interior of Florence Court is filled with rococo plasterwork, Irish furniture, paintings and porcelain. Guided tours bring the house to life, with stories of the many generations of the Cole family who lived there, and some of the treasures they collected.
Surrounded by gardens, parks and woodland, there is a huge area for visitors to explore. The Pleasure Grounds and Walled Garden are particularly popular attractions. In the gardens is the famous Florence Court Yew tree, which is said to be the ancient mother of all Irish yew trees.
There are various outbuildings in the grounds, that help give visitors an idea of what life was like in Florence Court's heyday. The sawmill, ice house and summer house are all open for exploration. For younger visitors, the quiz trail and children's play area will provide entertainment.
For disabled visitors there is separate, closer parking and a ramped entrance. The ground floor of Florence Court is accessible with a wheelchair or pram. The house has wheelchairs available for loan, which should be booked in advance.
Some areas of the grounds are cobbled or steep, but a map is available on admission which shows a recommended route for visitors with a pram or wheelchair.
Florence Court can be reached by car and bus, and is located nearby to a cycle route. It is best to contact the house for up to date travel information as timetables and routes change so frequently.
There is a restaurant (with high chairs) and a gift shop on site. During fine weather, a picnic area is open for visitors.
Front-carrying baby slings are available for loan, allowing access to the upper floor of Florence Court, which is not possible with a pram.
Toilets, disabled toilets and baby change facilities are provided.
Tel: 028 66348249