FBFW

Features

Accommodation
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Exclusive Use
Small

The feel

Contact – 0871 572 0691

The island of Belle Isle, inhabited by the MacManus family since the 11th Century, came into ownership of the Gore family in the early part of 17th Century. A descendant, Sir Ralph Gore, built the first, but quite modest, house towards the end of that century. His grandson, also Sir Ralph, and

later the Earl of Ross, was born at Belle Isle in 1725, and he made further extensions and created a magnificent garden. On the Earl’s death, the estate passed to his only daughter, whose husband, Richard Hardinge, sold Belle Isle to the Rev. John Porter from England. Thus began a period of expansion

and alteration, including the addition of a tower, the gallery, additional bedrooms and a porch. It was the last member of the Porter family who, in 1991, sold Belle Isle to the Duke of Abercorn, who purchased the 470 acre Estate for his second son, Lord Nicholas Hamilton



Reviews

This venue has no reviews.


Location

Belle Isle Castle
Enniskillen
BT94 5HG


Share