Fermanagh Lakelands

 

Fermanagh Lakelands: Two day tour

Start: Enniskillen  Finish: Lough Erne

Recommended Length: 2 days

Total distance:  112 kms / 69mls

Day One: Enniskillen

Distance: 35 kms / 21mls

1  Visit the Marble Arch Caves, one of Europe's finest show caves with a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.

2  Head to the National Trust-owned Florence Court, a fine 18th-century house and estate set against the stunning backdrop of the Cuilcagh Mountains. The historic property houses many of its original contents, including portraits and family memorabilia that give a fascinating insight into the ancestral home of the Enniskillen family.

3  Stop off for lunch in Enniskillen.

4  Enjoy a spot of shopping in the bustling town of Enniskillen, including a visit to The Buttermarket – a collection of units where local crafts people make and sell their products.

5  Take a leisurely cruise along the meandering waterways of the River Erne onboard the MV Kestrel and enjoy the sights and sounds along the riverbank.

Day Two: Enniskillen-Beleek-Lough Erne

Distance: 78 kms / 48mls

1  Explore Fermanagh’s rich history and heritage at Enniskillen Castle, set on the banks of the River Erne. The Medieval castle is home to a Heritage Centre, which exhibits the collections of the County Museum in award-winning displays about Fermanagh’s history, wildlife and landscapes. 

2  Take a tour of the National Trust-owned Castle Coole and be amazed at this neo-classical masterpiece, with an interior created by some of the leading craftsmen of the 18th century. 

3  Enjoy a traditional lunch in the picturesque boarder village of Belleek.  

4  Visit the Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre nestled on the banks of the River Erne and home to the world-famous Belleek Fine Parian China. The building, which up until 1988, was used to produce Belleek, has since been refurbished internally and features a museum, video theatre and showroom. 

5   Next head to the Erne Visitor Centre and learn about how the Loughs and surrounding landscape were formed, and how Lough Erne has influenced the lives of local people past and present.

 

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