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New Tourism Partnership and Investment at Florence Court

Apr
17
2014

A new partnership between the National Trust and Forest Service has been announced that will result in new visitor facilities and a significantly improved visitor experience at Florence Court.

Jim Chestnutt, General Manager for the National Trust in Fermanagh said;

"Our new partnership with Forest Service will see an investment of £225,000 in new visitor facilities here at Florence Court while also connecting this special place to more than 1,300 hectares of forest park and more than 15km of trails.

"As a result we expect to welcome many more visitors to Florence Court and Fermanagh in 2015, offering them an even better experience while they are here. This in turn will deliver a range of significant benefits to the local community and the growing tourism economy here in Fermanagh."

Malcolm Beatty, Chief Executive of the Forest Service said: "I am pleased that funding from the Executive's Economy and Jobs Initiative has allowed us to develop a soundly based partnership with the National Trust to deliver improved facilities and promote the further development of recreation and tourism within Florence Court Forest Park."

It is expected that the plans for new facilities at Florence Court will be completed in 2015.

Florence Court recently achieved a 4 star Visitor Attraction grading award from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board further enhancing the property's appeal as a destination of choice for both the tourist and local visitor.