This is just a small sample of the many great ways to spend your time in Fermanagh & the surrounding areas.
National Trust Properties
Florence Court House & Gardens - Located at Florencecourt - about 10 minutes away. House tours and fabulous gardens. Extensive and stunning grounds for walking, running and family cycling. Visitor centre, coffee shop, children's play area and second-hand book shop on site. Bikes for hire, inc. kiddie wagons.
Castlecoole House - Located in Enniskillen. House tours and beautiful grounds for walking, running and family cycling. Coffee shop on site.
In addition to the above locations, there are lots of walking opportunities around Fermanagh. Below are just 3 of the most magnificent, and all are very close by:
The Cuilcagh Way - There are various walks around Cuilcagh Mountain for serious trekkers But you just have to get your walking gear on and take the iconic wooden boardwalk of the Legnabrocky trail to the summit. Go prepared and expect a 15 km round trip. Allow 4 hrs. Access is free, £5 for parking.
The Cavan Burren - Follow the signs outside Blacklion, leaving in the direction of Sligo. This really is a largely unknown treasure. Explore these ancient forest grounds, complete with three types of megalithic tombs. You'll find a visitor centre when you arrive, so you'll know exactly where to go. Access and parking are free.
Cladagh Glen - Drive from Blacklion towards Florencecourt. You will approach Cladagh Glen on your right. This is a relatively short walk, but very pretty, particularly in Spring. Walk alongside the Cladagh river as the path winds up towards the Marble Arch Caves. Kids love the waterfalls! Access and parking are free.
Runners - Enniskillen Park Run (5 km)meets at the Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen each Saturday morning. Start time is 9.30am. Junior Park Run (2 km) is in the same location, 9.30 am Sunday mornings.
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The Marble Arch Caves & Geopark
Part of this UNESCO Global Geopark (which also includes Cuilcagh mountain), the Marble Arch Caves are another must-see in Fermanagh. These are some of the finest show caves in Europe, and are accessed by a boat ride via an underground river. What's not to love about that?
Castle Archdale Country Park
The Castle Archdale Country Park is beside the water outside Irvinestown. It has oodles of walking and cycling. In holiday periods you can also hire bicycles and kiddie trailers. There is also a very good play area for the children.
Making the most of Lough Erne
Corralea Activity Centre - Corralea Activity Centre is just outside Belcoo. It's a great place to sample some of the many watersports on offer in the County; and with something to suit all the family. After all, getting wet is part and parcel of being in Ireland!
The Erne Water Taxi - The Erne Water Taxi can carry up to 8 people, so it's a great way to explore some of our wonderful lakes and islands, either as a small group, or perhaps an especially romantic outing for just 2? It sounds like a proposal just waiting to happen...........
Fishing - There is bounteous fishing around Fermanagh; suitable for the hobby angler or the serious sportsperson. In Belcoo you are only a short distance from what is to offer in Lough Erne, and also the famous Lough Melvin of Garrison.
Erne Boat Hire - As you'd expect, there are lots of great companies offering day boat hire in Fermanagh. If you want something quick and easy, Erne Boat Hire provide all you need for a few hours captaining your own ship from the very centre of Enniskillen, beside Erneside shopping centre..