Start your tour of Lower Lough Erne at Belleek Pottery, this world famous visitor attraction have just celebrated 160 years in business and is Ireland’s oldest working pottery. Visitors get the chance to see, hear and touch the product throughout the tour as well as visiting the beautiful museum and showroom.
Explore Castle Caldwell for some beautiful scenic walks right along the shores of Lower Lough Erne before moving on to Lusty Beg Island - this unique 75 acre island paradise offers a range of accommodation, spa and activities as well as exceptional food, it really is a must see while visiting this part of the county.
Steeped in history and heritage the Lower Lough is home to the Dreenan figure which has been sitting in the rural graveyard at Caldragh since 1841. This two figured statue has given historians and locals much to argue about over the years. Just a short distance away visit the Drumskinny Stone Circle, which dates back to the new stone age. The purpose of the circle, made up of 39 stones and a small round cairn, is unknown but probably involved that of religious practices, astronomical observations and calendar functions.
If you have access to a boat why not do a bit of island hopping and visit some other heritage sites including Devenish, Inishmacsaint, White Island and Tully Castle. For some jaw dropping scenic views and a fantastic array of walks and fishing opportunities, make a stop at Lough Navar Forest and the Magho Cliffs, which is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.
A great range of accommodation is on offer along the Lower Lake, the 5* Lough Erne Resort which boasts a championship golf course, beautiful spa and award winning dining is a real luxury choice. Or for a homely feel with plenty of craic and atmosphere there is the family run Mahon's Hotel in Irvinestown. The Manor House County Hotel is the perfect country retreat, with superb views of Lough Erne and dates back to the 17th century. A family owned property that combines old world charm with modern hotel luxury.
The town was established beside Enniskillen Castle, built some 600 years ago by the Gaelic Maguires. The castle is situated along the banks of the River Erne and is the perfect place to begin exploring Fermanagh’s rich history. Home to Fermanagh County Museum and the Inniskillings Museum, visitors to Enniskillen Castle can also enjoy seven new galleries which tell the story of the local area from prehistoric to modern times.
Enjoy a guided tour of Enniskillen’s neo-classical masterpiece, Castle Coole. This National Trust property is set in a beautiful landscaped park with scenic walks to enjoy also.
Take the opportunity to get on the water by hiring a self-guided pleasure boat from one of the many companies offering day boat hire on Lough Erne. The boats are an ideal way to view the wildlife of beautiful Lough Erne or to take in the many historical sites in the area. If captaining your own boat seems like too much then why not take a trip on board Erne Water Taxi for a luxury chauffeur driven trip around Lough Erne, pick up and drop off can be arranged from many of the Lakeside hotels or any accessible jetty. Or jump on of our water buses for a scheduled tours or dinner cruise.
Not only is there lots to see & do in Enniskillen you’ll also find a range of fantastic accommodation. Westville Hotel, Belmore Court Motel and Enniskillen Hotel are all excellent choices for close proximity to the town centre where you can be close by to sample some of the town’s restaurants and pubs. Blakes of the Hollow traditional pub is an excellent spot for a drink, listen to some Irish music and see the famous ‘Game of Thrones’ door. Don’t forget to check out the Ardhowen Theatre, offering a wide ranging entertainment programme.