Escape to the Lakeland paradise, where days seem to last longer.
With so much to see and do in this tranquil retreat you will struggle to squeeze it all into 24 hours, so here is a little guide to help you…
Choose your accommodation...
In just over two hours from Dublin or one and a half hours from Belfast, you could be exploring, savouring and rejuvenating at the stunning 5* Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh. Set on a 600 acre peninsula in the glorious Fermanagh Lakelands, this luxurious hideaway was the meeting place for the world’s leaders at the 2013 G8 Summit. Suites and lodges all lavishly appointed, including self-catering houses in the private Golf Village. This place has the 'Global Spa of the Year' (World Luxury Hotel Awards, 2017) so check in for pure luxury.
Visit Lough Erne Resort
Or base yourself in the lakeside Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel and Lodges, set on the idyllic shores of scenic Lough Erne and just one kilometre from the historic town of Enniskillen. Bordered by private grounds and gardens, guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor hot or indoor swimming pool or pamper themselves in the on-site spa.
For something set in the heart of the vibrant island town of Enniskillen choose Belmore Court & Motel where you’ll find comfort and quality at affordable prices. This charming accommodation is within walking distance to a fabulous array of restaurants, pubs, attractions and shops on offer in Enniskillen town.
Belmore Court & Motel
In the morning...
Get picked up from the Hotel’s Jetty by one of the many Boat Tour companies and explore the Islands of Lough Erne! Slip between islands from the unique vantage point aboard a boat on Lough Erne, discover Devenish Island and explore the ancient ruins of one of Ireland’s finest monastic sites.
Alternatively,if you fancy something a little more relaxed, why not enjoy a country walk around the impressive 18th-century mansion at Castle Coole. Experience the stately grandeur of this stunning National Trust property set in a beautiful wooded landscape park ideal for country walks. Discover the story of the people who lived and worked below stairs as you explore the splendid suite of servant’s rooms and service quarters of this magnificent property.
Visit Castle Coole
In the afternoon...
Make your way into the Island Town of Enniskillen and visit the historic 19th century Buttermarket. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere of the Buttermarket, and its beautifully restored buildings where you can enjoy a unique shopping experience, full of exclusive products, which can only be found in the Studios, Galleries and Shops.
Make your way down to the shores of lough Erne and visit the newly refurbished Enniskillen Castle, restored to its former glory. Built almost 600 years ago by the ruling Gaelic Maguires. Today, the historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.
Visit Enniskillen Castle Visit Inniskillings Museum
Drop into Blakes of the Hollow, the oldest pub in Enniskillen and one of the most famous and well recognised Victorian pubs in Ireland. Enjoy a genuine Irish pub atmosphere with a winning blend of local food and live music that is not to be missed. Make sure you take advantage of the photo opportunity in front of the Game of Thrones Door housed in Blakes of the Hollow! Carved from the wood of trees from the famous ‘Dark Hedges’ this door tells the story of Season 6 Episode 4 of the popular TV Show.
Visit Blakes of the Hollow
Visit Cuilcagh Boardwalk
Alternatively, unpack your walking boots and tackle the 'heavenly' walk at Cuilcagh Boardwalk (Legnabrocky Trail). Bring your camera to capture the amazing views of one of the most popular places to visit.
Then stop by one of Fermanagh's three National Trust properties, Florence Court - Summer is the perfect time to visit. Tour the 18th century Georgian mansion, and then walk the estate's beautiful trails in all their splendour.
Visit Florence Court
In the evening...
After a busy day exploring the area why not retreat to the sanctuary of The Firehouse and dine in the award winning restaurant which is perfect for Foodie Lovers. The restaurant’s divine menu offers a varied range of wholesome yet innovative dishes prepared from only the freshest local produce and served with great care and attention to detail. From tapas to Stone Baked Pizza, you won’t be disappointed!
Visit The Firehouse