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Breaks by the Lakes

Some places have a certain ambience...

An air of enchanting tranquility that makes you hum happy tunes and walk with a certain jaunty air. One little visit and your soul is soothed. You’ll find yourself whistling, tipping your hat and smiling at grumpy strangers.

The Fermanagh Lakelands are a gold star example. This lush, aquatic portion of Northern Ireland is ribboned by Lough Erne and freckled with 154 lilliputian islands. Its landscape is apple-jellybean green, with rugged woodland ranges and watery coves.

With such an extraordinary backdrop, Fermanagh is an activity one-stop-shop. Whether you accessorise your getaways with boats, canoes, cookery utensils, kayaks or golf clubs; this is lakeland utopia. See glorious ancient estates, splendid resorts, castles, water cruisers and crafts. Do yoga on a veranda overlooking the lake, cycle or shop for world-class local pottery.

So, if your stroll’s lost its sparkle and your cup’s looking a little empty, Fermanagh is your elixir. Pay a visit. You’ll see...In Northern Ireland we certainly don’t think so. But, as we possess one of the world’s greatest road journeys, we could be a little biased.


Fish for pike – they gather in the weedy areas of the Lough from November to March.  See Angling on Lough Erne

Try some water-based activites at Share Holiday Village or Corralea Activity Centre

Play golf at the marvellous course at the 5* Lough Erne Resort – it was designed by Nick Faldo

Cycle along the panoramic Kingfisher Cycle Trail

Hike in Lough Navar Forest

Do yoga overlooking the lake at Blaney Spa & Yoga Centre

Cook up a storm at Belle Isle School of Cookery

Enjoy the Walk & Talk Tour of Enniskillen

Explore the ancient underground of Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark

Fall in love with the wondrous Crom Estate

Stop by Enniskillen Castle Museums

Visit the award-winning Sheelin Irish Lace Museum

Shop at the Butter Market Craft and Design Centre, Enniskillen

Take a trip to Ireland’s beloved Belleek Pottery

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