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Nestled on the shores of Lough Erne, the historic town of Enniskillen is the largest in County Femanagh. Though it began life as a market and garrison town, in modern times it has become a popular tourist destination. A stone’s throw from Fermanagh’s bewitching lakes, and with the River Erne running through its centre, it’s hardly surprising that the locals affectionately refer to district as the ‘Lake County’.
If you’re booking a flight to Enniskillen, you could fly to the City of Derry Airport, located on the north coast. Alternatively, you could land at one of Belfast’s two airports – Belfast International Airport or George Best Belfast City Airport, both located about 80 miles northeast of Enniskillen. While Derry is a little closer, with a major motorway connecting Belfast to County Fermanagh, the latter may be your first choice.
The City of Derry Airport serves one airline with regularly scheduled
flights toand from London Stansted, Liverpool and Glasgow (International). Belfast’s two airports offer much more flexibility when booking flights, serving over 70 destinations between them. You can fly from London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and London City, as well as Leeds-Bradford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Exeter, Bristol, Southampton and more.
Once your flight arrives, getting to Enniskillen is easy, particularly if you rent a car with Expedia and pick it up at the airport. All three airports have car rental facilities available, so you can pick up the keys and get straight on the road to Enniskillen. This is the easiest way to quickly immerse yourself in the exciting activities that this enchanting region of Northern Ireland has to offer, whether lakeside fishing or visiting the areas ancient ruins. Alternatively, the regularly scheduled 261 bus service also connects from Belfast city centre to Enniskillen.
Once your flight arrives in Enniskillen, you will see why this part of the world is known for its beauty. For the best view, pay a visit to Forthill Park. Located near the centre of Enniskillen, this woodland park is home to the famous Cole’s Monument. Built in the mid-19th century, climbing the monument will lead you to a viewing platform from which you can marvel at the lake-dotted, lush green landscape of the Northern Irish countryside.
After flying to Northern Ireland, Cole’s Monument could merely whet your appetite for the view. For even more spectacular scenes why not visit St. Angelo Enniskillen Airport? Although this airport is no longer open to commercial flights, it does offer pleasure flights for visitors, so you could get up in the air once more and enjoy a captivating view of the Lake District in your own private plane.
With stunning views, culinary pleasures and heritage at every turn, Enniskillen makes for the perfect lakeside getaway. Find a great deal on flights with Expedia today.