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. There are numerous local attractions in this beautiful 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.
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
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 on our pristine 9 hole course, 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 Manor House Country Hotel for dinner in the lively cellar bar followed by a relaxing drink listening to the live entertainment.
For Anglers we have private fishing jetties in front of the cottages and fishing boats available.
For Foodies why not try the Enniskillen Taste Tour to sample local food and drink or any of the following venues:
|Lough Erne Golf Resort||Francos||Boatyard Distillery|
|Lusty Beg||Killyhevlin Hotel||Bushmills Distillery|
|Blakes of the Hollow||Tickety Moo Ice Cream||Enniskillen Hotel|
|Castle Archdale Watersports||028686 21156|
|Share Discovery Village||+44 (0) 28 677 22122|
|Cuilcagh Boardwalk||+44 (0)28 66321815|
|Cutting Edge Helicopters||0044 (0)28 7181 2555|
|Blessingbourne Mountain Bike Trails||+44 (0) 28 8952 1188|
|Enniskillen Castle Museum||02866325000|
|Marble Arch Caves||028 66321815|
|Game of Thrones tour Winterfell|
|Island View Riding Stables for Horsback Riding along the Beach||00353 071-9166156|
|Castle Archdale Country Park & War Museum|
|The Ulster American Folk Museum||02882243292|
|Headhunters Railway Museum||02866327488|
|The Titanic||+44 28 9076 6386|
|The Gobbins||+44 (0) 28 9337 2318|