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Enniskillen
Travel Guide

Devenish Island featuring heritage architecture, a lake or waterhole and a garden

The largest town of County Femanagh in Northern Ireland, Enniskillen is located on the beautiful River Erne, at the heart of the Northern Irish Lake District.

With activities on hand for all ages, Enniskillen is an excellent place for a short break away. An old garrison town, and now a scenic but bustling urban area, Enniskillen offers a quintessential taste of Irish life. Here you can try your hand at fishing on the clear waters of the nearby Lough Erne, visit the unique shops of the Buttermarket or simply savour the culinary delights offered in its many restaurants, pubs and eateries.

A combination of high street shops, independent traders, coffee houses and restaurants are all located on the banks of the River Erne and make Enniskillen’s commercial centre the finest in the area.

If you like your arts and crafts, why not check out the Buttermarket? This cobbled 19th-century dairy market, now beautifully restored, hosts County Fermanagh’s best markets and collection of craft traders in an assortment of quirky little shops.

With lakes nearby and a river running through the town centre, water sports are very popular here. Fishing is a great way to relax and mix with the locals and Upper Lough Erne is host to an annual angling competition, which takes place every spring.

For keen athletes, Enniskillen also has a weekly park run and hosts the Enniskillen 10K road race every summer.

There are country walks through breathtaking scenery nearby and options for cycling too: you’ll never be short of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Enniskillen.

As well as the arts and crafts of the quaint Buttermarket, Enniskillen’s Ardhowen Theatre offers a splendid programme of performance art with plays, live music, ballet, comedy and even the occasional puppet show. With a resplendent view of the lake just west of the venue, this is a great way to experience the best of County Fermanagh’s local arts scene.

The nearby Enniskillen Castle, a 16th-century fortification, overlooks the crystal clear waters of Lough Erne and the verdant Castle Island. If that’s not enough heritage for you, history lovers will be happy to hear it houses not one, but two museums. The Fermanagh County Museum takes you on a walk through the area’s natural history, while the Inniskillings Museum has an impressive array of military memorabilia from the town’s garrison days.

A casual diner’s paradise, the food scene in Enniskillen is relaxed but sumptuous. With great pub grub at affordable prices, Enniskillen has some award-winning eateries as well as a choice of international cuisine. If you are looking to treat yourself to something a little more lavish you can try the gourmet delights at one of Enniskillen’s top-notch hotels, overlooking the lake.

No trip to Northern Ireland would be complete without a lake tour. You can take a guided trip to Lough Erne’s ancient Devenish Island and its haunting 6th-century ruins.

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Lough Erne Resort
Lough Erne Resort
5 out of 5
Belleek Road, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
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Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Monea Castle, Buttermarket, and Enniskillen Castle. Devenish Island and Castle ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (401 reviews)
Good stay
"Very good nice place to stay will definitely be back again traveled 2 hours to get there but was very worth it not badly priced. Very good 4star hotel in my opinion."

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2020

Lough Erne Resort
The Enniskillen Hotel
The Enniskillen Hotel
3 out of 5
72 Forthill St., Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
The price is £100 per night from 24 May to 24 May
Situated in Enniskillen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Buttermarket, Castle Coole and Enniskillen Castle. Devenish Island is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.
4.1/5Very Good! (249 reviews)
"Hotel staff very friendly and hospitable, hotel room has all needed. Nice bar and public area ! Close to town and free parking! Breakfast included in price a pleasant bonus !"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

The Enniskillen Hotel
Lusty Beg Island
Lusty Beg Island
4 out of 5
Boa Island, Kesh, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
The price is £170 per night from 3 Jun to 3 Jun
Situated in a rural location, this resort is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Caldragh Cemetery, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Lough Erne and Castle Archdale Country Park. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (90 reviews)
"Lustybeg is a lovely place for couples r families,great food in restaurant & great activities on site to explore,spa was so relaxing,would defintely come back again,"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Lusty Beg Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Luxurious Holiday House for any Occasion . Come and see for Yourself
Luxurious Holiday House for any Occasion . Come and see for Yourself
Situated in Enniskillen, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Corralea Activity Centre Ltd., Marble Arch Caves and Florence Court. The Sheelin Antique ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
We loved this house..Plenty of room for a family of 4. This house was so comfortable and inviting.
"This was like a home away from home.. this house was so inviting and comfortable.. Plenty of room. Good facilities. My daughter picked her own room and she loved it. Would return in the future."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2018

Luxurious Holiday House for any Occasion . Come and see for Yourself
Garadice View Farm House - 6 Bed accommodation
Garadice View Farm House - 6 Bed accommodation
3.5 out of 5
Kilnacreevy, Ballinamore, County Leitrim
The price is £150 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in Ballinamore, this golf holiday home is 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Fenagh Abbey and 10.5 mi (16.8 km) from The Museum of the Master Saddler. Florence Court ...
Garadice View Farm House - 6 Bed accommodation
Luxurious Riverfront Log Cabin set in a Tranquil Woodland Location
Luxurious Riverfront Log Cabin set in a Tranquil Woodland Location
River Valley Callaghs, 11, Ballyconnell, County Cavan
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly cabin is within 16 mi (25 km) of The Museum of the Master Saddler, Smiths Strand and Crichtons Tower. Killykeen ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Our riverfront cabin was the perfect holiday! The cabjn was immaculate and had fantastic facilities, the boys loved the jacuzzi bath and it was great having the slide and swings in the garden and access to the free bikes for the kids to play with, I would give 5 stars out of 5! We can't wait to go ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2020

Luxurious Riverfront Log Cabin set in a Tranquil Woodland Location
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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23 Mar 2020

Passing through.

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Sean

2 Jan 2020

Had great night out in the town

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6 Dec 2019

You have to get a taxi into Enniskillen which is a beautiful little town got some great pubs and restaurants!

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30 Sep 2019

We were there to attend a wedding at Lusty Beg island which was a short taxi drive away

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5 Sep 2019

Would have liked to have walked right around the town but it is not possible.

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31 Aug 2019

We had a great time here. We were in town to see family and friends so did not do any sightseeing, but we have before and loved it. We enjoyed our meals out and nights out.

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