Local Attractions

Often referred to as a visitor’s paradise, the Fermanagh Lakelands offers some of the most unspoilt countryside and waterways in Europe and centres on the Island town of Enniskillen. At the heart of the county, Lough Erne with 156 islands is one of the most spectacular and uncrowded lakes in Ireland’s waterways and is connected to the River Shannon through the Shannon-Erne Waterway.

The waterway covers an area of almost 800 sq. km of island-studded lakes and is famous for its cruising, angling, historic sites, castle ruins and stately homes. There are a variety of activity and heritage centres in the county including water sports, horse riding and caving. Fermanagh is blessed with some of the best golf courses in Ireland with an abundance of courses within a short car journey (and onsite!). The local area is full of excellent restaurants, catering for all needs whether you are looking for elegant cuisine or lively pub grub.

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Why not hire a Day Boat for the day and cruise up to Devenish Island (just 45 minutes by boat) and visit the ancient Monastic site (home to a 12th century round tower). After Devenish head on to the island town of Enniskillen for lunch and visit the Castle, Lakeland forum, feed the ducks and visit the play area at the Round ‘O’ or just stroll through the fantastic array of shops on the main street. Then gently cruise through the islands back to the marina and to your cottage to round off a days cruising on the lakes

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Following a few hours early morning fishing, back up to the cottage for a late breakfast. Gather everyone up and set off for some water sports or horse riding in some of the many nearby activity centres. Back to the cottage and relax for the late afternoon before heading into Enniskillen for a pre-theatre dinner in one of the many top class restaurants in the town. After dinner it’s off to the Ardhowen Theatre for some light entertainment.

After breakfast on the veranda overlooking Killadeas Bay head out for a round of golf, a game of tennis or just a nice walk around the grounds. Back to the cottage for an early lunch before heading to Florencecourt to visit the Marble Arch Caves and the beautiful 18th century National Trust property, Florencecourt House. Back to the cottage and up to the hotel for dinner in the lively cellar bar followed by a relaxing drink listening to the live entertainment.

Tickety-moo

Just a mile down the road from the cottages enjoy a really great ice cream from their own Jersey cows. Say hello to the baby calves outside the shop and watch the cows getting miked by their milking robot.

Lakeland Forum

In the centre of Enniskillen the Forum Leisure Centre includes a 25m x 6 lane swimming pool, athletics track, fitness suite, sports hall, squash court, soft play area and steam room.

Killadeas Graveyard

Accessed via a track from the cottages. In this old graveyard you can find unusual stone carvings dating from the 7th and 8th centuries. One example is the Bishop Stone which bears on one side a strolling church man with crozier and bell and on the other side a grotesque moon face.

Castlecoole 02866322690 www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Crom Estate 08448002070 www.cromcastle.com
Florencourt 02866348249 www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Coles Monument 02866323110 www.discovernorthernireland.com
Devenish Island 02868621588 www.discovernorthernireland.com
White Island 02868621156 www.fermanaghlakelands.com
Belleek Pottery 02868659300 www.belleek.ie
Ekn Castle Museums 02866325000 www.enniskillencastle.co.uk
Marble Arch Caves 02866348855 www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com
Railway Museum 02866327488 www.headhuntersmuseum.com
Sheelin Irish Lace 02866348052 www.antiqueirishlace.co.uk
 Ulster American Folk Park 02882243292 www.discovernorthernireland.com
 Monea Castle 02866323110 www.discovernorthernireland.com
 Tully Castle 02868621588 www.discovernorthernireland.com
 Lough Navar Forest Park 02866343040 www.nidirect.gov.uk
Castle Archdale Park 02868621375 www.doeni.gov.uk
Castle Island Activity Centre 02866340600 www.castleisland.co.uk
Kingfisher Cycle Trail 02866323110 www.kingfishercycletrail.com
 Canoe Centre 08447705477 www.onegreatadventure.com
Ultimate Watersports 07808736818 www.ultimatewatersports.co.uk
Clinton Centre 02866342806 www.clintoncentre.com
Ardhowen Theatre 02866323233 www.ardhowentheatre.com