Contact Details for Crom Castle, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Nature Reserve

Since 1987 some 1,900 acres at Crom have been managed by the National Trust to the highest standard, giving the public an opportunity to experience the tranquility and beauty of this veritable nature reserve. With its wetlands, farmland and parkland, Crom is a perfect Country Retreat with one of the largest areas of semi-natural woodland remaining in Ireland and one of the most important freshwater habitats in the British Isles.

Crom houses the largest surviving area of oak woodland in Ireland. The wealth of wildlife in the estate is exemplified by the presence of two rare butterflies – the purple hair streak and wood white, the elusive pine-marten and the largest heronry in Ireland. Look out too for flocks of wild geese and the parkland deer. Crom’s 24 acre Deer Park has a small herd of fallow deer which were reintroduced by the present Earl of Erne in the 1970s after they had disappeared during the Second World War. In other parts of the Estate both cattle and sheep can be seen grazing contentedly.

The National Trust Visitor Centre on the Estate houses an exhibition on the history and wildlife of Crom. It also has a lecture room, the Little Orchard Tea Room, a small shop and a slipway for your own boat. Boat hire and an overnight bird and mammal watching hide can be arranged through the Visitor Centre. With Pike fishing on the Green Lake and Coarse Fishing on Lough Erne, which can also be arranged with the National Trust, Crom Castle is perfect for Country Breaks in Ireland.

Crom Estate Gallery