Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Locally Hosted, Private

In Residence with the 7th Earl of Erne (5 days)

Adams & Butler Ireland

Enniskillen, United Kingdom To Enniskillen, United Kingdom

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Nov 2018


Day 1
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Crom Castle Dinner

Crom Castle is a 19th century fairytale castle built circa 1840 and designed by the famous architect Blore who was responsible for parts of Buckingham Palace. It sits in 1900 acres of beautiful National Trust property which is one of the most important nature conservation areas in The British Isles. This protected parkland is in an extremely romantic setting overlooking Lough Erne.

Steeped in history and being host to aristocrats, diplomats, dignitaries and members of the Royal Family, Crom Castle is a beautiful and welcoming grand building with its towers and battlements making their mark on this historic stone fortress.

It has been the family home of The Earls of Erne for centuries and the current Earl now wants people to come and enjoy the hospitality of his home with him and the chance to live with Northern Irish aristocracy.

You are invited to stay for a few days as if Lord Erne was having his own house party. You are his guests with a chance to spend quality time with him and enjoy warm and comfortable hospitality.

You will be warmly welcomed by Lord Erne in time for Afternoon Tea served in the Grand Drawing Room by Lord Erne’s personal staff whilst your luggage is brought up to one of the many comfortable and warmly decorated bedrooms and unpacked for you. The bedrooms range from large state bedrooms to generous doubles to twins, all with ensuite bathrooms.

After you have settled in relaxed and freshened up, cocktails will be served in The Grand Drawing Room before a delicious five course dinner prepared by the castle’s chef in The Oak Panelled Dining Room hosted as usual by Lord Erne.

Every evening after dinner, you can relax with your host over good conversation.

Day 2
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Crom Castle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full Irish breakfast in either The Victorian Conservatory or The Grand Dining Room.

Guided tour of the house and history walk of the Estate


Excursion visit to a local Stately home or other attraction.

Return to Crom for Afternoon Tea then leisure time to explore the house and grounds on your own.

Drinks and 5 course Dinner

Your stay is carefully planned from a very exclusive list of things that you might want to experience and completely customisable.

There will be opportunities for down time at Crom Castle during your stay where you can do exactly what you want and just experience the comfort and hospitality of our home rather than a hotel. Check your emails, read a book in the library or the daily newspapers and if you want something to drink, you only have to ask the staff who will be happy to help you. If you don’t want to do an excursion that is completely fine with us and you can stay at home and relax.

Day 3
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Crom Castle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full Irish Breakfast

Boat ride with The Earl on Lough Erne


Downtime at the castle or another excursion

Afternoon Tea

Drinks in the Grand Drawing Room

Gala Dinner in the State Dining Room

Day 4
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Crom Castle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full Irish Breakfast

Trip to Lord and Lady Anthony Hamilton to see their gardens.

Enniskillen town for shopping

Blakes Bar for drinks and Lunch at Café Merlot

Tour of Castle Coole with The Earl of Belmore

Afternoon Tea


Irish Evening with live band/ Drinks and Dinner

During your stay, The Earl may take you to tea nearby with his cousins who have a particularly beautiful garden. There could be a private visit to Castle Coole and a tour of this exceptional Georgian House by the current Earl of Belmore himself followed by a trip into the market town and Fermanagh’s capital, Enniskillen. Here you will visit Blake’s Bar, one of the oldest Irish pubs in Ireland where you can have a proper pint of Guinness followed by a delicious lunch downstairs. Florence Court House, another beautiful historical building connected with The Earls of Erne is also on the agenda for a visit. Other suggestions could be a trip to the famous Belleek Pottery factory or some of you may wish to play a few rounds of golf at the five-star Lough Erne Golf Resort. You may just want to go to the wonderful Colebrooke Spa for a massage or other treatment.

Day 5
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Crom Castle Breakfast

Full Irish breakfast

Departure from Crom Castle


Day 4 program if clients wish an extra day with other excursions planned.

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A new and exclusive experience has just been launched at Crom Castle, Co. Fermanagh. John Crichton, the 7th Earl of Erne and Baron of Fermanagh, is offering his home at the family's ancestral seat to guests wishing to spend a vacation with him as their personal host.

Please note that this is an exclusive and discreet experience for Adams & Butler clients and is not available elsewhere.

Each day at Crom Castle will be different, your stay is carefully planned with your group choosing from an exclusive list of potential activities.

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By: Mendy & Kendall

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

We loved Ireland and a great part of that was how we were treated and serviced while visiting. Our hotels were wonderful, accommodations lovely and comfortable and the locations of each were ideal. By far, our driver for the week, "Paddy" was a real highlight. He was always on time and seemingly effortlessly accommodated our wishes and modifications to our itinerary, even when we know it meant much more driving for him. We met each morning early and exhausted each day with as much site-seeing as possible. Paddy offered great conversation in between venues and navigated the loads of buses so that we never wasted time in queue. We ended our week in Ireland regretting nothing but the lack of more time to spend in such a beautiful country. The People, landscape, architecture, the food and of course the drink were all delightful - it is a very special place. At the beginning of our trip Paddy was our driver and at the end we felt we had made a friend!! Thank you, K & M
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By: cate

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Adams and Butler did a wonderful job for us. the driver they assigned to us Paul Hehir was great. He became part of the family by the second day with us. he went out of his way to make our trip memorable. The places we stayed were fabulous. The service and food were terrific. Everything that they recommended turned out to be memorable. we would definitely use them again in our travel planning.
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By: Carmel Traveler

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017

Great. There were some miscommunications but only of an aggravation nature not any big issues. Tour went smoothly. Good accommodations, great food. Checked off most of the items we wanted to do that were not specified by the Adams and Butler tour. The two tour guides hired by Adams & Butler in Edinburg were outstanding. Good experience, would recommend working with Adams and Butler to others.
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By: Susan Roche

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

We considered planning our trip to the Scottish Highlands ourselves but quickly realized what a monumental task it would be. We contacted Katie Boydston with CSB Travel and she said she had the perfect tour planners. She wasn't kidding. Adams and Butler blew it out of the park. From Edinburgh to Isle of Skye our hotels were incredible. My husband particularly loved that Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy Castle - hands down our favorite place to stay. Our tour guide/driver Davey was phenomenal. Simply perfect for us. My husband and son are history buffs and he didn't disappoint. Conversation in the car was lively and at every stop he added so much more to the sights than just taking the tour. He even found us some out of the way places to have lunch that were special treats. He was always professional and just delightful to be with. At the end of the trip, we felt like we were saying goodbye to close friend. We will definitely book again with Adams & Butler.
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