Categories: things to do

It’s time to enjoy the Fermanagh Lakeland’s and find out what we mean when we say do it in ‘Fermanagh Time’… 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.

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 and to top it off it's Pet Friendly!

Or check into the boutique style Westville Hotel which is within a stone’s throw of the main shopping street in Enniskillen. Avail of the award-winning Terrace Restaurant, beautifully stylish, spacious rooms and kick back with a bespoke cocktail in the vibrant VW Bar.

In The Morning

Get picked up a 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.

Jump in the car for a quick car journey to explore the Marble Arch Caves, an underground world of wonders full of stacked stalactites and cascading waterfalls. Take a tour and then the weight of your feet in their sumptuous café!

In The Afternoon

Make your way to the world renowned Belleek Pottery  for a chance to embark on a tour of one of Ireland’s oldest working pottery factories. Step back in history as you meaner through the visitor centre which contains pieces dating back from 1857.

Stop by the Boatyard Distillery situated on the banks of Lough Erne for an intimate tour and taste experience. Explore the journey into how they produce the finest spirits using only the highest quality botanicals and ingredients. Unlock some of the secrets that go into making Boatyard Double Gin and you will get to see first-hand how all of the delicious Boatyard spirits bring to life the essence of Fermanagh.

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 – Autumn is one of the most impressive times to visit with the path you walk turning a beautiful golden brown colour. Visit the beautiful and highly productive ornamental walled garden which has been restored to its original layout, bursting with autumnal colour. Alongside the roses and ponds is a native Irish apple orchard and the former home of the Head Gardener.

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!

Now go enjoy your 24 Hours in Fermanagh! 
Erne Water Taxi
Boat Tours
Erne Water Taxi

See Lough Erne your way with Erne Water Taxi's chauffeur driven boats. Travel in the comfort of our covered 8- seater boat, complete with cab, without having to worry about the driving. Your tour guide will help you explore the history of Lough Erne.

Belmore Court and Motel
Guest Accommodation
Belmore Court & Motel Triple Room

Top-rated motel in central Enniskillen offering comfortable rooms and excellent hospitality. Choose from Standard, Superior & Executive guest rooms. Onsite amenities include breakfast, parking, EV chargers and Pet Friendly Rooms. Walking distance to attractions, shops, pubs & Lough Erne. Highly rated on TripAdvisor & Ideal location to explore Enniskillen & Fermanagh. Friendly service & great value. Contact us today to book your stay!

The Firehouse
The Firehouse

The Firehouse Bar & Grill is one known by the locals and visitors to be one of Enniskillen's best eateries and cocktail bars in the town. Boasting a menu full of flavours and great choice, cooked from a stone baked pizza oven and famous bertha oven, perfect for grilled steaks, burgers and more!

Florence Court
The National Trust
Florence Court

Florence Court is a truly welcoming home. The house, formerly the home of the Cole family, Earls of Enniskillen, is surrounded by a large area of parkland, garden and woodland, with breathtaking views to Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains. You can enjoy glorious walks around the grounds which include a pretty walled garden, holiday cottage, sawmill and icehouse. In the gardens you will find the famous Florence Court Yew - reputedly the 'parent' of all Irish yew trees.

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges

The four star Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel is idyllically set on the shores of scenic Lough Erne, bordered by private grounds and gardens, yet only one kilometre from the historic Island town of Enniskillen.