nEnniskillen, a town amid a network of waterways. This bustling spot can bet found between the Upper and Lower Lough Erne and has a lot to offer any one seeking a short break. You’ll find these waterways are particularly bustling in the summer, but there is plenty to see and do all year round. From castles to pottery, here are some top reasons to visit Enniskillen for your next getaway.
On the outskirts of town, about a half hour walk from the centre, you’ll find Castle Coole. This impressive building in an 18th century mansion, surrounded by an equally impressive park. Enjoy a guided tour for a more educational experience or take your own leisurely stroll around. Looked after by the National Trust, you can be assured that there is also a cosy cafe in site for refreshments. There is also a lovely second-hand bookshop and gift shop too.
Enniskillen Castle Museums
The castle itself was built about 600 years ago, but now is home to two museums. On this site you will find both the Fermanagh County Museum and the Inniskillings Museum. The Fermanagh County Museum offers a particularly interesting insight into the past of this whole region. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest collections and events that are hosted here. Many of the events are child-friendly too, perfect for keeping any little ones you have with you entertained.
Upper and Lower Lough Erne
Visiting Enniskillen will leave you right between Upper and Lower Lough Erne; which is a pretty great place to be. The web of waterways around this town offer plenty of activities. This is especially true in the summer when the weather is warmer and there are plenty of boats going to and fro. Wether you simply want to relax waterside or take part in water-sports such as water-skiing, kayaking and fishing, this is a lovely spot to enjoy a short break.
This famous courtyard is home to 16 studios, galleries, shops and coffee shops. Buttermarket is a picturesque spot in the centre of town where you can relax and find a range of unique products. From pottery to textiles and handmade jewellery, there are some stunning pieces to be found here. All of the products here are made within the county of Fermanagh, so it’s an ideal place to find something special either for yourself or as a gift.