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Enniscorthy Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Iconic Buildings
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About Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle is situated in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Construction on the castle commenced in the late 1190s and was first occupied by its Norman owners in 1203 A.D. Now restored and updated, the castle is now home to a new visitor experience that showcases the history of the town and its imposing castle.The Castle has been home to Norman Knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners, and local merchant families and today features interactive exhibitions suitable for all ages

Attractions Near Enniscorthy Castle

St Aidan's Cathedral
St Aidan's Cathedral0.3km from Enniscorthy Castle

A majestic cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns, which was located in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, in Ireland. The saint to whom the cathedral is dedicated is Máedóc of Ferns, also known as Áedan or Aidan, who died in 626, and not to be confused with St. Aidan of Lindisfarne , an Irish missionary who died in 651. Notable features include the façade, a reredos carved from Caen stone and a great north window with intricate stone tracery.

Bree Hill
Bree Hill7.71km from Enniscorthy Castle

Bree Hill is a Coillte forest which is noted for its aesthetic and recreational value. The geology of the hill is Ordovician rhyolite, a silica rich rock which was produced by a volcanic eruption roughly 400 million years ago. During this period the newly formed hill was probably a small island surrounded by a warm, tropical sea.

Ballycarney Bridge
Ballycarney Bridge9.07km from Enniscorthy Castle

Ballycarney Bridge is located in Wexford. Ballycarney Bridge is just one of the many highlights in this area. It is very old and also it refers the architectural intelligence of Ireland.

Wells House & Gardens
Wells House & Gardens15.35km from Enniscorthy Castle

Wells House and Gardens is a Victorian tudor gothic country house museum, located around 7 km outside of Kilmuckridge, County Wexford.[1][2] It was designed by Daniel Robertson in the 1830s. It replaced the original house which was built in the late seventeenth century by the former Cromwellian army officer John Warren, and bought after his death by the eminent judge Sir Robert Doyne: the Doyne family lived here until 1964.

Black Rock Mountain
Black Rock Mountain16.69km from Enniscorthy Castle

Black Rock Mountain is in the Blackstairs Mountains which are located on the Carlow-Wexford border.The Blackstairs are divided into two massifs, to the north Mount Leinster and to the south Blackstairs Mountain. Black Rock is the terminal peak of the eastern shoulder of Mount Leinster. A good greenish trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Blackstairs Mountain
Blackstairs Mountain17.04km from Enniscorthy Castle

Blackstairs Mountain is a prominent hill on the main ridgeline separating Carlow from Wexford. The hill’s prominence means views are good in all directions, mostly over flatlands, but dominated by the mast-arrayed peak of Mount Leinster to the north. It is the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains.The mountain stretches from Rathgeran to Gowlin at Cathaoirs Den

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County Wexford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. Named after the town of Wexford, it was based on the historic Gaelic territory of Hy Kinsella, whose capital was Ferns. The county is rich in evidence of early human habitation. It is the 13th largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area, and 14th largest in terms of population.