EnniskillenUnited Kingdom

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Explore relaxing Enniskillen: its monuments, spas, bars and more!

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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Top hotels in Enniskillen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Lusty Beg Island
Lusty Beg Island
4 out of 5
Boa Island, Kesh, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
£145
per night
24 Oct-25 Oct

Situated in Enniskillen, this resort is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Caldragh Cemetery and within 12 miles (20 km) of Castle Caldwell and Castle Archdale Country Park. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (53 reviews)

"My husband and I were attending a wedding at Lusty Beg. When we arrived we were given a free upgrade to a cabin. Our overall stay was fantastic. Can't wait to go back!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

Lusty Beg Island
Lough Erne Resort
Lough Erne Resort
5 out of 5
Belleek Road, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
£116
per night
4 Nov-5 Nov

Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Monea Castle, Buttermarket, and Enniskillen Castle. Castle Coole and Tully Castle ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (344 reviews)

"Fabulous get away retreat, lovely views over the golf course, all in all a love relaxing few days"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019

Lough Erne Resort
The Enniskillen Hotel
The Enniskillen Hotel
4 out of 5
72 Forthill St., Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
£70
per night
24 Oct-25 Oct

Situated in Enniskillen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Buttermarket, Castle Coole and Enniskillen Castle. Devenish Island and Topped Mountain are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (207 reviews)

"The hotel is lovely and a short walk into the town center. The staff was very welcoming anfd helpful. Breakfast was good and the breakfast room has a lot of windows. The room was updated and very clean."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

The Enniskillen Hotel

Popular things to do in Enniskillen

Marble Arch Caves
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Marble Arch Caves

4.5/5(14 reviews)

The Marble Arch Caves are a glistening, glittering, eerie experience where visitors can explore the depths of one of the best cave networks in the UK.

Devenish Island
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Devenish Island

4.5/5(4 reviews)

The biggest of several so-called “holy islands” on Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, Devenish Island is home to one of the finest monastic sites in Northern Ireland.

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Discover Yeats Country
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Discover Yeats Country

£132

Ireland is the land of saints and scholars. A nation that holds artists in particular veneration. We have four Nobel Prize winners in literature and hundreds of other gifted authors. At the head of this pantheon of greats, head and shoulders above any contemporary sits William Butler Yeats.

Tweed
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Tweed

£13

Itinerary Tweed is an Irish design led lifestyle & homewares boutique in located at 26 main street, Donegal Town. A contemporary boutique featuring the best of Irish design.

Private Hiking experience in the Irish Countryside and more!
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Private Hiking experience in the Irish Countryside and more!

£86

Get the chance to experience what Ireland has to offer on this tour. These private tours are unique, off the beaten track and full of adventure. Our guides who are outdoor instructors and passionate about Ireland's culture and heritage, take you on a full day tour into the heart of Ireland.

Enniskillen Taste Experience - Food and drink tour
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Enniskillen Taste Experience - Food and drink tour

£45

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Enniskillen Castle, Co Fermanagh, Enniskillen BT74 7HL Northern Ireland Guests will get an Introduction and insight to the food tour. Duration: 15 minutes

Sligo Dark Tales Tour
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Sligo Dark Tales Tour

£18

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Sligo Gaol, Gaol Rd, Abbeyquarter South, Sligo, Ireland Victorian jail

Tweed
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Tweed

£35

Itinerary Tweed is an Irish design led lifestyle & homewares boutique where travellers can browse & shop an edited list of Irish handmade goods including the owners own label Hata.

Reviews of Enniskillen

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5/5 - Excellent

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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

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

5 Sep 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

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.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

1 Aug 2019

Would have been nicer if it hadn't been raining!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

30 Jul 2019

Castle Coole (National Trust) was excellent.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

21 Jul 2019

The Lough Erne in the background was just the icing on the cock