Fermanagh

In Fermanagh, you’ll appreciate the true meaning of the expression “The wetter the better”.

This most liquid of counties has 700km of water between its many lakes and rivers; Lough Erne’s two lakes account for almost a third of Fermanagh.  And where you get so much blue, there’s plenty of green too – forests, gardens and meadows so lush and verdant, you can see why this place has inspired for thousands of years.

To get a real feel for Fermanagh, you’ve got to get on the water.   The island-studded lakes and rivers offer plenty of opportunities – boating, fishing, water sports, island hopping, waterbus tours, waterskiing, waterfowl spotting, and more. 

On dry land too, you’re in for something special. Fermanagh overflows with heritage, from ancient Celtic and early Christian sites to elegant Georgian mansions in their own splendid gardens like Castle Coole and Florencecourt.

Because there is so much worth exploring, the county’s scenic hills and woodlands are criss-crossed with trails.  Take a spin on the Kingfisher, at 230 miles, one of the great cycling routes.  Follow nature paths through lush woods full of birdsong. Or scale the hilltops to admire amazing views.   Fermanagh is the place for history, culinary, castle and music expeditions too – see where your interests lead.

Fermanagh is extraordinary, even underground!  So if you do one thing; experience the wonder of the Marble Arch Caves and Geopark. 

At the heart of it all, The Belmore Court & Motel, in the county town of Enniskillen – ideal for all your Fermanagh forays.  Enniskillen has plenty to see and do in its own right, with its Castle museum complex, theatre, crafts, food, nightlife and river walks.

There must be something in the water!