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Co. Fermanagh, 3 day itinerary

Head west to Co. Fermanagh where adventure awaits. It’s a lush playground formed from drumlins and Lakelands with unexpected experiences around every corner.

Its stunning scenery is dotted with stately homes and castles, with waterways and landscapes providing a stunning backdrop for diverse experiences and historical landmarks. Get out on the waterways and explore the islands and ancient ruins. Have a hands-on experience at the world-famous Belleek Pottery. Visiting Fermanagh, discover all that is unique and special about this part of Northern Ireland!

Day 1

Enniskillen Taste Experience

Discover the unique island town of Enniskillen with a guided walking tour, stopping at various locations along the way to sample an indulgent mix of food and drink.

The Enniskillen Taste Experience will showcase the culinary delights the local businesses have to offer and will provide customers with a substantial and memorable experience.

Island Discovery Experience

The best way to really see the Fermanagh Lakelands is from the water, and if your boat is captained by Barry Flanagan, you'll see and hear so much more – from tales of island life, to the distinctive call of a moorhen. There is no set itinerary and countless possibilities. Starting from Enniskillen, Ireland’s only island town, Barry will choose your route, based on his knowledge of Lough Erne’s changing currents, seasons and the movements of wildlife.

As you travel, he will show you secretive creatures such as kingfishers, and intrigue you with poignant stories of the now largely uninhabited islands, from the Bronze Age to the 1980s. For centuries, these islands were home to thriving communities making a living through farming and fishing; at the turn of the 20th century, there were around 500 residents.

Boat Yard Distillery

The Boatyard Distillery is an award-winning farm-to-bottle distillery located on the banks of Lough Erne in North West Ireland. Only the best organic ingredients have been chosen for each of our products with the terroir of the land at the forefront of each new spirit. Their gin botanical, Sweet Gale, is foraged from the family bog and the wheat used for their vodka can be traced from the bottle back to the very field it came from. Founder Joe McGirr has utilised his background in spirits and whisky knowledge to build his dream of the first legal distillery in Fermanagh in over 130 years. Joe’s ambition to create a distillery in the place where he grew up was inspired by his family’s rich farming history – from grandad Brian who was a ploughing contractor to his father Michael who was a dairy and beef farmer.


Day 2

Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark – one of the first eight Geoparks in the world to be recognised by UNESCO when they launched their Geoparks initiative in 2001. Recognised as a region with a geological heritage of outstanding international significance, the Geopark offers a window into the area’s 895-million-year past. Marble Arch Caves are one of the finest caves in Europe. Visitors are guided through a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around.

Florence Court

A beautiful 18th century home set on a sustainable estate and gardens. Surrounded by lush parkland and thick woodland with Benaughlin Mountain rising in the background, Florence Court enjoys a majestic countryside setting in West Fermanagh. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this extensive and welcoming place. On a guided tour of the Georgian mansion you can hear stories about the Cole family and their staff, who lived here for over 250 years. The gardens are home to the mother of all Irish yew trees, as well as the kitchen garden which is being restored to its 1930s character.

Hands-On Belleek

On a tour of Ireland’s oldest working pottery, the phrase ‘look but don’t touch’ doesn’t always apply. Each piece of Belleek Pottery passes through 16 different artisans’ hands, and yours are set to become the 17th pair, as the highly skilled staff guide you through every step of their process. Arriving at the pottery on the tranquil banks of the River Erne in Co. Fermanagh, visitors are invited to ring the bell which first called people to work in 1857. Generation after generation of locals have learned a trade here, keeping heritage alive and creating Belleek’s distinctive and often intricate Parian china. None more detailed than the International Centerpiece in the foyer, a true labor of love which won the Paris Exhibition in 1900. Today, around 100,000 pieces are produced every year and shipped off around the world.


Day 3

Lough Navar Forest

Make sure your camera is charged for this one. Lough Navar View Point astounds visitors. A winding forest drive leads you to the peak of the Magho cliffs. There you get jaw-dropping views over Lower Lough Erne, Donegal Bay, and the Blue Stack and Sperrin Mountains. Simply breathtaking.

Castle Coole

Now for a taste of the finer things in life. Castle Coole serves up acres of 18th century grandeur. You’ll get a guided tour of this stunning stately home and one of the most beautiful neo-classical country houses in Ireland. Built by the Earl of Benmore in 1789, it’s now yours to explore inside and out, with plenty of walking trails winding through manicured parkland.

Crom Castle

Tucked away on the shore of Lough Erne, you get two castles for the price of one at this magnificent estate: a handsome 19th century neo-Tudor mansion and the original plantation ruins. Enjoy long woodland walks or hire a rowing boat to get up close with the wonderfully picturesque Gad Island.

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Erne Water Taxi
Boat Tours
Erne Water Taxi

See Lough Erne your way with Erne Water Taxi's chauffeur driven boats. Travel in the comfort of our covered 8- seater boat, complete with cab, without having to worry about the driving. Your tour guide will help you explore the history of Lough Erne.

Enniskillen Taste Experience
Food Tour
Enniskillen Taste Experience

Discover the unique Island town of Enniskillen with a guided walking tour, stopping at various locations along the way to sample an indulgent mix of food and drink.

Boatyard Distillery Tours
Food Tour
Boatyard Distillery Tours

Boatyard Distillery offers an intimate tour and taste experience. Visitors will have the opportunity to see how Boatyard spirits are made, sample our products and take a 70cl bottle of our Boatyard Double Gin home.

Marble Arch Caves
Guided Tour
Guided Cave Tour

Marble Arch Caves - Magical, Unique and Memorable. The Marble Arch Caves is a major tourist attraction, set in the picturesque foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain, just a short journey from the Island town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.

Florence Court
Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings
Florence Court

Florence Court is a truly welcoming home. The house, formerly the home of the Cole family, Earls of Enniskillen, is surrounded by a large area of parkland, garden and woodland, with breathtaking views to Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains.

Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre
Visitor Centres & Museums
Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre

When you step into the world of Belleek Pottery you enter one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most fascinating attractions. Unique pieces are made using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation.

Lough Navar Forest
Forest Parks
Lough Navar Forest

Seven-mile drive through the forest to a magnificent panorama over Lough Erne. Viewpoints, picnic sites. Red deer, wild goats. Marked trails. Wheelchair access limited.

Castle Coole
Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings
Castle Coole

Castle Coole one of Ireland's finest Neo-classical houses, allowing visitors to glimpse what life was like in the home of the Earls of Belmore. Discover the story of the people who lived and worked below stairs as you explore the servants quarters.

Crom Estate
Visitor Centres & Museums
Crom Estate

Set on the shores of Upper Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, Crom is one of Ireland's most important nature conservation areas.