Set sail for a musical summer in Fermanagh

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Posted by Mags

Published July 3, 2017

"If music be the food of love, play on". And where better to celebrate a love of music with someone special than in County Fermanagh this summer when it plays host to the BBC Proms In The Park Northern Ireland. Broadcast live from the grounds of National Trust property, Castle Coole on Saturday 9 September, be part of the musical celebrations and start planning your short break to Fermanagh today - Northern Ireland’s stunning lakeland county.

Offering a vast haven of natural spaces where the slow pace of life seems to make quality time together last longer, County Fermanagh is the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend break.

Castle Coole Estate, County Fermanagh

Start your romantic getaway at Castle Coole, host to this year's BBC Proms in the Park Northern Ireland. Surrounded by its stunning landscape park on the edge of Enniskillen, this majestic 18th century home of the Earls of Belmore was created to impress. The surrounding wooded landscape park sloping down to Lough Coole is ideal for long walks together.

Castles and stately homes are certainly not in short supply in Fermanagh. A visit to the newly renovated Enniskillen Castle set on the edge of the River Erne, is a must-see. The visitor experience brings to life the castle's entire 600-year history, and there are two museums to explore - the Inniskillings Museum and Enniskillen Castle Museums.

Or don your medieval tabard and explore the hidden castles of Tully and Monea; book a stay in the beautiful Belle Isle Castle, or explore Florence Court House and its walled garden.

Live like a lord and lady with afternoon tea at Crom Castle. Set on the shores of Upper Lough Erne, Crom is one of Ireland's most important nature conservation areas and the setting for the BBC comedy series, Blandings. Set sail from the castle's jetty and explore more of these watery shores.

Island hop on Fermanagh Lakelands

Hire a cruiser and island-hop to White Island, Boa Island and Inish Corkish - home to Fermanagh's Black Bacon - for a few hours. Take the public ferry service from Trory to Devenish Island or let someone else steer, on board the Erne Water Taxi.

For those seeking a little more adventure, Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark offers a fascinating  Take the electrically powered boat and glide along a subterranean river and through huge underground caverns.

Discover the story of the world-famous Belleek Pottery with a short tour of the factory. See the craftsmen at work and maybe buy a keepsake at the excellent shop.

Alternatively, slow things down and play a round of golf on the Faldo championship course at Lough Erne Resort or rejuvenate your senses by taking some time out at the luxury Thai Spa treat.

Plan your short break to Fermanagh

Renowned for its stunning scenery, historical landmarks and diverse experiences, discover more to this beautiful county on a short break this summer.  For all the latest accommodation deals in Fermanagh, visit our deals pages.

BBC Proms in the Park ticket application

Now in its 16th year, the Proms will bring together internationally acclaimed performers from home and around the world. They will be performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy, in a programme which combines classical and contemporary music and a few surprises.

Ticket applications for this event are now closed.


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