Sight Seeing & Touring
Sight Seeing & Touring in Co Fermanagh and close by
Fermanagh Lodges are located 1½ hours from Belfast or 2 hours from Dublin and are only an hour from the west coast for a day in Sligo or Donegal; head to the magnificent beaches of Rossnowlagh or Streda where there is an excellent display of easily accessible fossils. Or take a journey through Yeats country with its raised beach landscape, stop at the church where he was buried and enjoy lunch at the Waterside at the end of the glacier lake.
During your stay why not visit the newly opened French Restaurant the Watermill just across the bay from your cottage – take a boat over and enjoy a meal looking over the lake.
Share Holiday Village – All our self catering holiday homes are within ½ a mile of the Share Holiday Village where at Easter and in the summer holidays they offer a day visitor programme of activities with all equipment and instruction. These include Banana skiing, climbing, archery, go carting, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, pottery and film production. These can be booked on a daily basis during your stay.
Erne Water Taxi – Sit back, relax and see Lough Erne your way with our chauffeur driven boats. With seating for up to 8 people, our boats are specifically designed for comfort, with individual coach seating and unrestricted views of the Lough. The closed cabin design protects you form the elements allows you to get closer to the water in complete safety. The boats can travel slowly, but also at speed allowing us to get to you faster and allowing you to see more of Lough Erne.
Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre – 14 miles. Fermanagh District Council Tourist Information Centre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, N.I.
No holiday or break is complete without a little retail therapy. The island town of Enniskillen offers many unique family run shops as well as multi national stores and has a wealth of excellent pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, when your legs need a rest from shopping. If you fancy taking in a live show during your stay we recommend that before your visit you check out the programme at Fermanagh’s Lakeside Theatre, the Ardhowen, and book tickets in advance as most shows are a sell out and it can be hard to get tickets if you leave this until your stay. There is also a vibrant programme of music and festivals in the county details of which can be found on the Fermanagh District Council web site arts section. Places to visit include 3 National Trust Properties.
Castle Coole – 14 miles. A magnificent neo-classical house designed by James Wyatt, family home of the Earls of Belmore. It has remarkably fine interiors and exquisite furniture and furnishings from the period before 1830.
Crom Castle Estate – 12 miles. Includes Crom Old Castle. 1,350 acres of woodland, park land and wetland. One of Northern Ireland’s most important nature conservation areas.
Florence Court – 16 miles. One of the most interesting and important houses in Ulster, built in mid-eighteenth century by John Cole. The house has magnificent plaster work and its striking rococo dining-room ceiling was fortunately saved from fire in 1955. The rest of the plaster work has been meticulously restored. The grounds provide an excellent picnic site or a place to just sit and admire the views.
For more information on the National Trust properties located in Co. Fermanagh please follow this link.
Marble Arch Caves and the Stairway to Heaven – 20 miles. These magnificent Mesozoic limestone caves have an extensive network of caverns, and may be viewed from a boat. Well worth the visit. Booking advisable. Also located across the road from the caves is the Cuilcagh Mountain boardwalk, also known as ‘the Stairway to Heaven’ well worth a visit, however proper hiking footwear is advised.
Cavan Burren Park – 25 miles. This prehistoric park has an interpretative visitor centre and a range of trails which lead you to a number of prehistoric sites of interest.
Belleek Pottery – 34 miles. This world famous pottery offers guided tours and has a visitor’s centre.
Devenish Island – 15 miles. Can be reached by ferry. It is one of the largest of some 200 islands to be found in Lough Erne, and is the site of ruins of an abbey, and of a perfect 12th century round tower.
Enniskillen Castle – 14 miles. Incorporating The Regimental Museum, and The Watergate History and Heritage Centre. The Castle also holds a variety of other exhibitions throughout the year.