Great Getaway Ideas for Twos
Looking for some great short break to-dos and some well-deserved time out? Then make the most of autumn in Fermanagh or the Causeway Coast and Glens. With all this on your doorstep enjoy some well deserved time out together - without having to put any effort in.
With lakeside walks, luxury hotels, spa retreats, shops and restaurants and snug cosy bars, Fermanagh truly is an enchanted landscape for couples.
Historic Pubs and Tipples
Blakes of the Hollow in Enniskillen, is a yesteryear gem of a pub. With nooks, crannies, spirits, ales and liquor and roaring fires – this is the cosiest of spots for autumn evenings. The Pub also celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012.
Jazzeys, Enniskillen's new cocktail bar, offers a chic cosmopolitan experience over a background of jazz music on an ornate piano - a real gem in this thriving market town.
With stunning views, the beautiful and picturesque location of Lough Erne Golf and Spa Resort is perfect for spending some quality time with that special someone. At The Blaney Bar with its fabulous views, partake in a unique dining experience and sample the very best of local produce. Alternatively, indulge in a spot of Afternoon Tea in the comfort of The Garden Hall, by the log fire or out on The Terrace. (Tip: For true indulgence, sample the Chocolate Afternoon Tea coupled with the unique ‘Death by Chocolate’ Cocktail or for a special treat enjoy Pink Afternoon Tea served with a Glass of Champagne).
Whilst out and about on a drive, exploring everything unique that Fermanagh has to offer, be sure to stop off and refresh yourself with a quiet drink and a bite to eat in Molly’s Bar and Parlour in the quiet town of Irvinestown.
Located in a very picturesque part of the Fermanagh lakelands on the shores of Upper Lough Erne The Watermill Lodge Restaurant in Lisnaskea offers a truly wonderful dining experience where you can relax and enjoy delicious food whilst taking in the stunning scenery of the area.
Other dining ideas: Francos in Enniskillen, a vibrant buzzing family-run restaurant, with pizzas and seafood a speciality, or the Greek-themed Dollakis, also in Enniskillen. The Manor House Hotel, Lough Erne Golf and Spa Resort and the Killyhevlin Hotel all also offer fantastic dining with stunning, picturesque views of the beautiful Fermanagh landscape. Dine in style!
What else to do whilst in Fermanagh
Enjoy a pint in the historic Blakes of the Hollow pub.
Take an evening cruise with a local boat company – dinner can be included.
Unwind with live music sessions at a range of top venues throughout the county.
Shopping delights at the quaint and pretty Buttermarket with art and craft units, a coffee shop and a gift shop all housed in the restored early 19th century dairy market.
Take in a show at the Ardhowen Theatre, overlooking picturesque Lough Erne.
Visit Florence Court, the stunning 18th-century estate for a romantic walk, cycling and a charming Walled Garden or for stately grandeur and walks in a stunning landscape park, then a visit to Castle Coole is a must.
Causeway Coast and Glens
The Causeway Coast and Glens area, abundant with tales of myths and legends, romanticized stories and home to the world-famous Giant's Causeway is the perfect setting for a weekend away from it all. Check out below some of the highlights the area has to offer:
Step back to a time steeped in charm and take a slower pace of life at The Bushmills Inn, a faithfully restored coaching inn which offers cosy open turf fires, nooks and crannies, a secret library and gas lights to welcome its visitors.
Dine at The Ramore Wine Bar or The Harbour Inn, both in the seaside town of Portrush.
Take a stroll and witness the stunning waterfalls at Glenariff.
Be brave and cross the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede.
Stroll the beautiful grounds at Glenarm Walled Garden.
Rugged coast, spectacular views, crashing waves and historical intrigue - all reasons why you should visit Cushendun and Torr Head. Go for a gentle walk and take in the natural scenery of the area.
Dunluce Castle, regarded as inspiration for C.S Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, is a striking set of ruins set dramatically close to a headland that plunges straight into the sea. Pay a visit and discover the legends surrounding this impressive castle.
Indulge in a spot of luxury at Roe Park Resort - with a spa, sumptious dining and glorious grounds for walks, this is the perfect get-away-from-it-all escape.
Watch whiskey making take place and enjoy a wee taster too at The Old Bushmills Distillery.
Pay a visit to the pretty harbour at Ballintoy - you may be even lucky enough to catch some filming of Game of Thrones!