Loved-up getaways in Northern Ireland: on the lakes

Blogs, Co. Fermanagh, Accommodation

Posted by Sarah

Published February 2, 2017

Looking for somewhere different to whisk your other half away? Northern Ireland is famed for its lakes and perhaps the most romantic of all is Lough Erne; a lake that weaves its way through the spectacular County Fermanagh. Here, it will just be you, your beloved and a whole lot of rest and relaxation.

Romantic getaways

The romantic Fermanagh Lakelands

Where to stay?

There's a wealth of quality four and five star hotels in Fermanagh just oozing romance. Opt for 5* luxury at the beautiful Lough Erne Resort or rest by the lakeside in the 4* Killyhevlin Hotel. For even more peace and tranqility, the countryside setting at the 4* Manor House Hotel offers just that.

For a location close to Enniskillen town centre, the 4* Westville Hotel and the 4* Enniskillen Hotel are ideal.

Or if you prefer something a little on the quirky side, sail across to an island retreat at Lusty Beg

Where to eat?

When it comes to wining and dining, there's an extensive menu of delicious options. Spoil your other half with a sparkling afternoon tea or get dressed up for date night at one of Fermanagh's delicious local restaurants

The Catalina Restaurant at Lough Erne Resort offers blissful lakeside views, whilst restaurants like Francos and Café Merlot offer a bustling and lively atmosphere. 

Or, for something truely romantic, sail across the lakes with Erne Taxi Tour. Hop on board and cruise along the water, island hop, and stop for lunch along the lough shore.

Whatever you choose, bringing your appetite is recommended.

After dark, visit Blakes of the Hollow for a taste of local hospitality. A traditional and cosy pub, here you'll find romantic snugs and an open fire; perfect for winding down.

Where to explore?

Fermanagh is brimming with gorgeous offerings. It's home to some of the most beautiful National Trust properties, like Florence Court and Crom Estate where the grounds ideal for leisurely, hand-in-hand afternoon walks.

A visit to Fermanagh isn't complete without exploring the infamous Marble Arch CavesYou'll see glistening cave formations, lofty chambers, waterfalls, silent rivers and sandy beaches that have never seen sunlight – it's truly magical.

Chill out with a spa experience at Finn Lough Resort. Nestled away in a secluded forest location, numbers are restricted to two persons every 30 minutes, giving you unconditional relaxation.

Or why not head to the Buttermarket for some retail therapy. Browse through pieces from local artists and jewellers, finishing off with a cup of tea or coffee in one of the local cafés.

To book a romantic escape to Fermanagh, take a look at our range of great accommodation deals.


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