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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Westville Hotel
Westville Hotel
4 out of 5
14-20 Tempo Road, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, BT74 6HR
The price is £98 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Enniskillen. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (161 reviews)
"The hotel lovely and a great find. 2 night stay & first visit, with welcome treats in a large spacious room. First night was perfect. 2nd night the hotel had hosted a wedding, but the disco below didn't stop until 1am, so no sleep. Then after, a drunk female on our floor appeared banging doors & ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2022

Westville Hotel
The Enniskillen Hotel
The Enniskillen Hotel
3 out of 5
72 Forthill St., Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, BT74 6AJ
The price is £105 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Enniskillen. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (271 reviews)
"Lovelly hotel, staff welcoming & helpful. Our room was lovely, bed comfy and bathroom beautiful! Breakfast was also first class with a great menu to chose from. Only thing i would say is the room could do with a lick of paint as the walls where marked quite a bit but thats it! I will be back"

Reviewed on 29 May 2022

The Enniskillen Hotel
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
4 out of 5
Killyhevlin, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, BT74 6RW
The price is £170 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Enniskillen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (70 reviews)
Killyhevlin review
"Great location, stunning views of Lough Erne. Food was fantastic, what not to like!"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2022

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
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.
Tully Mill Cottages
Tully Mill Cottages
3.5 out of 5
30 Mill Road, Florencecourt, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, BT92 1FN
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly cottage in Enniskillen. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a business centre. Popular attractions Florence Court and The ...
5/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Clean cottages
"Cottage was really clean and well equipped. We really enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2022

Tully Mill Cottages
Manor House Marine & Cottages
Manor House Marine & Cottages
3.5 out of 5
Lough Erne, Killadeas, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, BT94 1NY
Stay at this 3.5-star golf cottage in Enniskillen. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a golf course. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"It was a beautiful location. The cottages are well equipped. There was a bit of a musty smell. I think that could have been the carpets in the bedrooms and sitting area. Wooden floors would be more hygienic. Having the hotel so close was the effect for the leisure centre and bar! A great weekend ..."

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2021

Manor House Marine & Cottages
Erne View Cottages
Erne View Cottages
3.5 out of 5
40 & 42 Kilmore Cottages, Kilmore Quay, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, BT92 0DT
Stay at this 3.5-star golf cottage in Enniskillen. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Smiths Strand and Castle Balfour are located ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Relaxing stay
"Lovely house, with beautiful views of the Lough. Very relaxing"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2021

Erne View Cottages
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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