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Free day at National Trust this weekend

Castlecoole, Enniskillen

Castlecoole, Enniskillen

 
The National Trust is opening its spectacular places in Fermanagh for free this weekend, 5 and 6 March, and many of its other places across Northern Ireland on Saturday 12 March.

With spring on its way, the free days are an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, step back in time at an historic mansion or explore colourful gardens.

Heather Thompson, National Trust director for Northern Ireland, said: “Our free days in Fermanagh on 5 and 6 March, and many other places in Northern Ireland on 12 March, are the chance to get outdoors to breathe in the spring air and take inspiration from the unique stories of our many special places. It’s a perfect opportunity for those that have not been to National Trust sites to discover what Northern Ireland has to offer.

“We encourage you, with your friends and family, to join us and discover the amazing work that goes on behind the scenes conserving collections and caring for spectacular landscapes, grand mansions and beautiful gardens.

“As Northern Ireland’s largest conservation charity we are committed to looking after our places for ever, yet conservation costs rise faster than inflation every year. By visiting National Trust places you’re helping to protect Northern Ireland’s natural and built heritage for future generations. So we really do appreciate the support of our visitors and members.”

In Fermanagh there is something for all the family to enjoy at Florencecourt, set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains and forests. You can also savour the stately grandeur of Castle Coole with its Lake Walk carpeted in stunning snowdrops. Or escape to the breathtaking Crom Demesne, set in the tranquil landscape of Upper Lough Erne. (National Trust places in Fermanagh are open for free on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March.)

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