It’s a Dog’s Life in Enniskillen! When it comes to midweek or weekend getaways, no trip is complete if you have to leave a man’s best friend at home. With so many pet-friendly places to explore in Enniskillen, Belmore Court & Motel has put together some fantastic ideas to enjoy Fermanagh that will guarantee the tail-wagging seal of approval.
Grab The Lead and Get Ready For a Walk
- Enniskillen Dog Park
The Fermanagh Omagh District Council has provided a fully enclosed dog park in Henry Street Enniskillen. This park is open all day every day to provide a safe and secure space for dog owners to exercise their pets while off the lead.
- Castlecoole Lake Walk Trail
With acres of parkland to explore, dogs are also welcome at Castle Coole as there are plenty of opportunities for running and splashing through the Fermanagh estate. Take a pleasant, gentle walk around the tranquil Lough Coole, spotting wildlife and glimpses of the mansion house on the way. The two trails available at Castle Coole are the Beech Trail and Lake Walk Trail, which are both dog-friendly walks for you and your furry friend to enjoy.
- Topped Mountain
A quiet pet-friendly walk just 10 minutes outside of Enniskillen is Topped Mountain. While the name would suggest a hike is required, Topped Mountain is in fact a small hill. This is a great place to bring your dog for a short walk, and not only will you get some exercise the views will also take your breath away. Views from the top offer a 360-degree look out over all of Fermanagh and, on a good day, you can even see as far as the Sperrin Mountains. Topped Mountain is the perfect place for a quick evening walk or Sunday stroll all year round with your dog.
- Castle Archdale Country Park
Castle Archdale Country Park is a real treat if you are looking for something a little longer to tire out an energetic dog. The country park has several paths that allow you to encompass everything from historic sites, wildflower meadows, dense forestry and spectacular lakeshore views. If it’s a good day and your dog needs to cool off they can always take a refreshing dip in the lake, just remember a towel to dry off!
Dog-Friendly Restaurants to Refuel
- Jolly Sandwich
The Jolly Sandwich is a family-run cafe that makes everyone welcome, including dogs. Specialising in delicious sandwiches served in a variety of bread – ciabatta, baguette, roll or wrap, their hot food selection and homemade delights take comfort food to a whole new level. With the option to sit in or take away, this homely cafe is well worth a visit.
- Pat’s Bar, Enniskillen
Located in the centre of Enniskillen, Pat’s Bar is a dog-friendly venue that is in the ideal location for you and your pooch to pop into while shopping in the town centre or exploring Fermanagh’s capital. With a fantastic variety of bar food options from Homemade Burgers and mouth-watering Chicken Wings to Indian Curries and hearty Vegetable Soup, there is something for all tastes while your furry pal rests their legs.
- The Moorings Restaurant, Bellanaleck
The award-winning Moorings Restaurant is a family-run business and dog-friendly restaurant located on the main road out of Enniskillen with a great outdoor dining area overlooking the shore of Lough Erne at Bellanaleck. There are plenty of delicious options on the menu from fish caught locally to traditional roast dinners but what makes The Moorings restaurant appealing for dog owners is the brilliant walking loop right on their doorstep that takes you on a peaceful lakeside walk, a fantastic way to work up an appetite!
- Charlies Bar
If you just want a quick pit stop along the way and something to rehydrate, dogs are welcome to join you inside Charlies Bar, a pet-friendly pub in Enniskillen. It is the oldest family run bar in the town, now in its third generation and after a long day out visiting or shopping, you can relax and unwind with a glass of wine or beer in front of the open turf fire with your pet by your side.
Where to stay
No better place to stay than at Belmore Court & Motel. The 4-star guest accommodation offers dog-friendly rooms a short 10-minute walk from the town centre. Belmore Court & Motel offers free secure on-site car parking, high-speed complimentary WiFi throughout and that home away from home feel thanks to our multi-award winning guest services.
If a dog-friendly motel is what you are looking for then you will find Belmore Court & Motel hard to top. Our laid-back and friendly nature is most welcoming to pet owners and we hope that all of these dog-friendly ideas have given you the inspiration to come to stay with us.
If you would like any more information on where to go in Enniskillen or the surrounding areas with your pets, feel free to contact us today and we will be happy to help share our ideas.