Hotels Enniskillen – Why Choose The Westville?
July 8, 2020

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Nestled in the town centre of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, The Westville offers a town centre hotel, in a

rural setting. With the town centre mere footsteps away, we offer a convenient and accessible location to

shops and restaurants yet we are centred to all outdoor activities within the Fermanagh area.

Top 3 outdoor activities to do in County Fermanagh – The Westville Way!

1. Visit the world famous ‘Stairway To Heaven’ at Cuilcagh Mountain

The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, nicknamed ‘The Stairway to Heaven’ due to its astonishing, heavenly

views is located approximately 10 miles from The Westville.

The trail meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing

over tracks, boardwalk and finally the famous staircase.

Why not choose from one of our ‘Stairway To Heaven’ packages, specifically tailored for those travelling to

Fermanagh to summit Cuilcagh mountain. Follow the link below to book now!

www.westvillehotel.co.uk/offers/stairway-to-heaven

2. Discover Lough Erne with award winning Erne Water Taxis

The best way to discover the beautiful Fermanagh Lakelands is from the water. Erne Water Taxis offer small

group tours throughout the expansive network of Lough Erne. With skipper and proprietor of Erne Water

Taxis, Barry Flanagan at the wheel, you’ll see and discover everything that Lough Erne has to offer from the

tales of rural Island life to the history of the island of Enniskillen.

With no set itinery 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 movement of

wildlife. Recently, Erne Water Taxis became a showcase for the ‘Embrace A Giant Spirit’ campaign for Tourism

NI.

To book visit www.ernewatertaxi.com or when booking your stay at The Westville our reception staff will be

happy to help arrange a tour of Lough Erne…. you will not be disappointed!

3. Discover The National Trust in County Fermanagh- Fabulous Fermanagh

From Crom Castle in Newtownbutler to Castle Coole a couple of minutes walk from The Westville,

Fermanagh is lucky enough to be home to 3 National Trust properties.

With a short visit to the Erne County, you can visit all 3 properties in a couple of days. Steeped in

history and beautiful surroundings, each property offers their visitors a unique and cultural

experience.

Why not start the day at Florence Court House, located approximately 8 miles from The Westville.

This 18 th Century house oozes history and charm and is set against the stunning Cuilcagh Mountains.

From there, travel over to Crom Castle outside Newtownbutler. Located on the shores of Lough Erne,

this breathtaking 810-hectare property is worth the visit. Groups can enjoy a guided tour of the

estate, visit the old castle ruins and catch a sight of many rare species of animals who call Crom Estate

home.

End your day at Castle Coole, Enniskillen approximately 1 mile from The Westville. Recognised as one

of the finest neo-classical homes in Ireland, it is a treat for any guest. Tours are available, with one of

their experienced guides and explore everything that Castle Coole has to offer.

For more information on any of the National Trust Properties visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

So there we have it, our top 3 outdoor activities to do when visiting The Westville. All of the above information

and links to booking sites can be accessed from our website www.westvillehotel.co.uk/discoverfermanagh or

talk to our reception team on 02866320333 they will be happy to help!

For a county so steeped in water and water activities, you’ll be surprised at the massive range of things to do in County Fermanagh. From clifftop views to bridal veils and castle walls, there’s heaps here for everyone to get stuck into and draw inspiration from – these are just a few of our favourites.

Islands of magic and delight

Lough Erne’s vast expanses of water are one thing, but its plentiful islands are a whole other experience. They’ve drawn pilgrims, visitors and the plain curious for centuries, which means that a trip to them today is more rewarding that you might think. The cemetery on Boa Island is home to two unique stone idol carvings dating back to Celtic times. The larger is a fascinating Janus figure; the smaller, known as ‘Lustyman’, is thought to be a female. Both nearby White Island and Devenish Island are also filled with Celtic mythology and early Christian symbols, including a very well preserved round tower and cloisters on Devenish Island. Explore it all via a pleasant boat trip from Castle Archdale or hire your own kayak or canoe and paddle across.

Drive through Navar Forest

Any Fermanagh local will recommend the seven-mile drive through Navar Forest. The view from the car park at the top of the cliff looks over Lough Erne from Enniskillen to Donegal and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s one of the most amazing views you will ever see. Alternatively, you can walk along the boardwalk trails in the forest as they loop around the lakes before they begin the steady ascent up the slopes past the remains of ancient Irish crannogs and native forest up to the Magho Cliff.

For more information, contact us

(028) 6632 0333

reception@westvillehotel.com