Categories: Inspire

1. Enniskillen Castle

Situated along the banks of the Rive Erne, Enniskillen Castle is the perfect place to begin exploring Fermanagh's rich history. Home to the Fermanagh County Museum and Inniskillings Musuem, visitors can also enjoy seven galleries which tell the story of the local area from prehistoric to modern times.

The Castle complex also boasts a purpose built Visitor Centre, impressive views of Lough Erne and the redeveloped grounds and gardens. A genealogy service is also on site. 

2. Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre

When you step into the world of Belleek Pottery you enter one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most fascinating attractions. Original and unique pieces are made using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. One of the most collectable and prized sets is the Black Mark range.

Established in 1857, Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and commercial heritage of County Fermanagh. Situated in the picturesque village of Belleek on the banks of the Lough Erne, this imposing building is home to the world famous Belleek Fine Parian China and Belleek Visitor Centre. Visitors can partake in guided tours, take a walk around the on-site museum, visit the audio visual theatre and showroom and enjoy refreshments in the restaurant. There is also a gift shop where visitors can purchase authentic Belleek products.

3. Florence Court

Located around eight miles from Enniskillen, Florence Court is one of the most beautiful Georgian houses in Ulster, nestled against the wild mountain backdrop of Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains.

Outside there are scenic and restful gardens, a play and picnic area with extensive walks across the demense; and inside enjoy a fascinating upstairs-downstairs tour of the house to uncover the story of the Cole family and their working Irish estate.

The house and demense, formerly the home of the Earls of Enniskillen (Cole Family) is one of the most important Georgian Houses (18th century) in Ireland, and holds a fascintating collection of Irish Furniture and some of the best Rococo plasterwork in Ireland. You can enjoy glorious walks around the grounds which include a pretty walled garden, holiday cottage, sawmill and ice house.

In the gardens you will find the famous Florence Court Yew - reputedly the 'parent' of all Irish yew trees. 'Living History Tours' provide an entertaining insight into 1920s Florence Court and there is also a children’s playground and picnic area.

4. Cutting Edge Helicopter Tour

Take off from St Angelo Airport and enjoy the beautiful views over Lough Erne. Lough Erne is one of the UK's largest freshwater lakes and boasts spectacular scenery, historic sites and islands. Enjoy the beauty of the Lower Lough, including the town of Enniskillen, Castle Archdale, Boa Island, Lusty Beg, Castle Caldwell, Lough Navar, Tully Castle, Devenish Island and the world famous Lough Erne Golf Resort, before landing back at St Angelo Airport.

5. Marble Arch Caves

The Marble Arch Caves are one of Europe's finest showcaves and allow visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, winding passages and lofty chambers. Lively and informative guides conduct tours past a bewildering variety of cave formations. Stalactites glisten above steamways and chambers, while fragile mineral veils and cascades of creamy calcite coat walls and create shimmering terraces. Spectacular walkways allow easy access while powerful lighting reveals the stunning beauty and grandeur of the caves. Electrically powered boats glide through the huge caverns carrying visitors along a subterranean river. 

Tours last for 75 minutes and are suitable for people of any age and of average fitness. 

They consist of a 1.5km guided walk with 154 steps to climb at the end. Comfortable walking shoes and a warm sweater are recommended. Please be aware that the length of the tour is weather dependent and parts of the cave may be inaccessible after heavy rain. 

After your guided tour, take the time to explore the informative exhibition area in the Visitor Centre, watch the free audio-visual presentation, browse the diverse range of products available in the gift shop and take a leisurely stroll through the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve. For little kids (and big kids alike!), ask at reception for a free worksheet to complete the fun fossil trail in the carpark, or see what insects and wildflowers you can identify in the wildflower knoll at the rear of the Centre! 

6. Cuilcagh Boardwalk, Legnabrocky Trail

Pack your bag and your camera for the 3-4 hour hike up Fermanagh’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and enjoy extensive panoramic views of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful county. Meander along a gravel pathway for approx 7.5km and drink in the views as you reach the infamous boardwalk which will take you right up to a viewing platform for those perfect snaps. Make sure to pack, water and snacks and leave no trace! Wear sturdy, comfortable footwear and warm clothing – you got this!

7. Enniskillen Taste Experience

The Enniskillen Taste Experience showcases the culinary delights local businesses have to offer and will delight customers with a substantial and memorable experience. Customers will be offered an array of tastes and nibbles along with a few alcoholic beverages. 

The Tour starts at Enniskillen Castle and customers are gently guided around the Island town meeting local producers and suppliers. Customers will get a chance to sample Joe the Baker's sour dough, Pat O’Doherty’s famous black bacon, Tickety Moo Ice cream, Boatyard Gin, Sharon’s mouth watering scones, Innishmacsaint beer and much more!

8. Boatyard Distillery Tour

Discover Boatyard Distillery situated on the banks of Lough Erne for an intimate tour and taste experience. Explore the production of the finest spirits using only the highest quality botanicals and ingredients. Get an insight into the secrets that go into making Boatyard Double Gin and you will get to see first-hand how all of the spirits bring to life the essence of Fermanagh. 

Meet the team and discover the secrets behind the famous ‘Doc Brown’. Most importantly - try some spirits neat to taste the full flavour and be guided through three prohibition style cocktails that allow the spirits to shine through. This truly is a wonderful taste of Fermanagh!

9. Hydrobike by Lights Experience

Explore Ireland’s only island town from a whole other perspective! Jump on board a lit up hydrobike and complete your very own tour de Enniskillen! Take in the sights of the medieval Enniskillen Castle, the iridescent flow of Lough Erne as it meanders around this busy little island and have some fun along the way!

10. Share Village on Ice

We’re inviting all skaters to join in the fun at Fermanagh’s only indoor ice rink, situated on the beautiful shores of Upper Lough Erne. Skaters of all abilities can glide across the ice whilst enjoying the comforts of our stunningly decorated indoor arts arena. Fully accessible and sure to create unforgettable memories, our magical ice rink is set under a canopy of twinkling lights. If you’re looking for a sparkling skate session this season, look no further than SHARE Village On Ice!