Fermanagh Local Attractions – Castle Caldwell
Located within Castle Caldwell Forest Park and just a stone’s throw from Dulrush Fishing Lodge, Castle Caldwell is a remarkable site and a must-see for visitors to Fermanagh.
Nestling on Lower Lake Erne’s shore, the forest – a nature reserve – is a 200-hectare expanse of mixed coniferous and broad-leaf lowland forest. A place of outstanding natural beauty, it is home to the remnants of the Caldwell estate. First built in 1612 by Sir Francis Blennerhasset, the castle/estate owes its name to Enniskillen merchant James Caldwell, who purchased it in 1662.
Representing one of the forest’s most striking features, these remnants include ruins of the castle itself and a ruined chapel complete with an overgrown, small graveyard.
Traversed by a series of tracks, this ancient woodland is perfect for walking/hiking and offers spectacular views over the lake’s rugged shoreline.
Facilities on-site include car parking, picnic tables, a jetty and 3 walking routes. Learn more.