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TOP THINGS TO DO IN ENNISKILLEN
The Enniskillen Watersedge Apartments are the perfect staycation base to explore breath-taking scenery, rich history, embark upon Lough Erne adventures and embrace Fermanagh’s giant spirit!
See & DoExplore Enniskillen
Enniskillen, Irelands only island town is perched amid the waterways that link lower and upper Lough Erne and enjoys a delightful waterside setting making it the ideal base to explore the charms of County Fermanagh. Throughout its years, Enniskillen has developed into a hub of entertainment, sports, water activities, shopping and dining out!
Situated in the enchanting town of Enniskillen, Ardhowen Theatre is a premier cultural venue that plays a vital role in fostering the arts and supporting local talent in the Fermanagh region. Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Lough Erne, the theatre boasts a serene setting, making it the perfect destination for a memorable evening of entertainment and cultural enrichment.
Ardhowen Theatre is committed to showcasing a diverse range of art forms, including theatre, music, dance, and comedy, as well as providing a platform for community productions and educational programs.
Fermanagh Fun Farm
Fermanagh Fun Farm is a delightful family attraction nestled in the idyllic countryside of County Fermanagh. Offering a unique blend of educational experiences, hands-on activities, and outdoor fun, this charming farm provides a memorable day out for visitors of all ages.
At Fermanagh Fun Farm, guests can immerse themselves in the daily life of a working farm, interacting with a variety of friendly animals, from cuddly rabbits and guinea pigs to curious goats and gentle ponies. Children will love the opportunity to feed and pet the animals, while learning about their care and life on the farm from the knowledgeable and passionate staff.
The Boatyard Distillery Tour
Located in the picturesque surroundings of Fermanagh, Boatyard Distillery is a family-owned and operated artisan distillery, dedicated to crafting exceptional spirits that capture the essence of the region. Founded by Joe McGirr, whose passion for distilling and commitment to using only the finest local ingredients has led to the creation of a range of distinctive and high-quality spirits. Boatyard distillery offers guests the ultimate tour and taste experience!
Enniskillen Taste Experience
The Enniskillen Taste Experience offers visitors an unforgettable gastronomic journey through the heart of Fermanagh, showcasing the region’s rich culinary heritage and exceptional local produce. Embark on a guided walking tour that takes you through the charming streets of Enniskillen, as you explore its vibrant food scene, indulge in mouth-watering tastings, and meet the passionate artisans behind each creation.
Just like the many activities available, Shopping in Enniskillen offers something for everyone with many unique family run shops, boutiques as well as a plethora of stores which can be found in Erneside Shopping Centre. Enniskillen’s main street has a natural sense of bustle, vibrancy and character. The perfect shoppers paradise!
The Buttermarket Craft and Design Courtyard is a unique addition to Enniskillen’s high street. Formally an old dairy market dating back to the 19th century. The Buttermarket has been restored and now houses nineteen diverse crafts such as pottery, ceramics, original arts, handmade jewellery, textiles and organic skincare.
Erneside Shopping Centre
Erneside Shopping Centre is a fashion lovers haven! Home to over 30 popular stores. Located just off Quay Pass road, Erneside is a short walk from the town center and within driving distance from the Enniskillen’s Watersedge Apartments
Activities & Events
Fermanagh, a picturesque county in Northern Ireland, is a treasure trove of activities and events catering to a diverse range of interests. Known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene, Fermanagh offers visitors a wealth of experiences that are sure to create lasting memories.
Golfing in Fermanagh
Does the idea of playing on some of Northern Ireland’s finest golf courses capture your interest?
Enniskillen boasts two prestigious championship golf courses: the Faldo Course at Lough Erne Golf Resort and Castle Hume Golf Course. Conveniently located within a short drive from the Watersedge Apartments, these exceptional courses offer an unparalleled golfing experience amidst the stunning landscapes of Enniskillen.
Fishing in Fermanagh
The Fermanagh Waterways will have you- Hook, Line and sinker!
With over 300 square miles of water, the Fermanagh Lakelands are an angler’s paradise. With such a vast expanse of water and over 100 islands, every day on Lough Erne can be a different adventure.
Erne Adventures- Cycle the Lakes!
Only in Fermanagh would cycling be taken off the road and onto the Water! Named as the number 1 summer activity todo in Fermanagh exploring the lakes by hydobike or eboard will be a delight for any water enthusiast.
AttractionsThe Gateway to the West of Ireland…
Discover the captivating wonders and enchanting attractions that Enniskillen has to offer during your staycation. Immerse yourself in the town's rich history and remarkable points of interest, all conveniently located just a stone's throw away from Enniskillen's Watersedge Apartments.
A beloved Fermanagh attraction for over 160 years, Belleek Pottery offers a delightful and educational day out for the entire family. Travel back in time as you embark on a guided tour of the historic factory, witnessing firsthand the meticulous artistry that goes into crafting the renowned Belleek porcelain china.
Marble Arch Caves
Unearth one of Europe’s most remarkable showcaves nestled within the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark. At the Marble Arch Caves, visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of one of Ireland’s few active caves.
For fans of Game of Thrones, a brief stroll away from the showcaves reveals Pollnagollum Cave, the famed hideout of the Brotherhood Without Banners. Immerse yourself in the world of Westeros as you explore this fascinating natural wonder.
Perched on the banks of the River Erne, Enniskillen Castle has been a commanding presence in its hometown for over six centuries. The interactive visitor experience delves into the castle’s rich history, from its origins as the stronghold of the Maguire family to Fermanagh’s significant contribution during World War II.
Florence Court House
Situated amidst the stunning scenery of Benaughlin and Cuilcagh Mountains, Florence Court House is a mere six miles from Enniskillen’s Watersedge Apartments. This elegant Georgian estate invites visitors to explore its captivating history through an intriguing upstairs-downstairs tour, providing insights into both the house’s grandeur and its exquisite walled gardens.
Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail
Prepare to lace up your walking boots and don your weather gear as you embark on an unforgettable journey along the Cuilcagh Boardwalk. Traverse one of Northern Ireland’s largest bogs, and then gear up for a challenging ascent that leads to the awe-inspiring “Stairway to Heaven,” where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Devenish Monastic Site, established in the 6th century by Saint Molaise, is situated on one of Lough Erne’s 154 islands. With a storied history dating back to 837 AD, the island has faced Viking raids, fires, and restorations as a parish church site. This fascinating destination is a must-see for history enthusiasts eager to explore its rich past.
Discover a regal residence at Castle Coole, an exquisite 18th-century mansion nestled amidst a picturesque wooded landscape park perfect for leisurely family strolls. As one of Ireland’s most impressive Neo-classical homes, Castle Coole offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of the Earls of Belmore.
Experience the grandeur of the mansion as you explore its many facets, from the well-appointed servants’ quarters to the opulent State Bedrooms, designed in anticipation of a royal visit from King George IV. Delve into the intriguing upstairs-downstairs narrative of Castle Coole and immerse yourself in its rich history
Nestled in the serene Upper Lough Erne, Crom Estate in County Fermanagh has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Erne for over 350 years. This peaceful 2,000-acre estate comprises a collection of islands and ancient woodlands, making it one of Ireland’s most significant conservation areas. A must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts seeking to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the Irish landscape.
Ely Lodge Forest: Carrickreagh Viewpoint Walk
Ely Lodge Forest, situated within the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, offers an idyllic setting for a variety of outdoor pursuits. From the scenic Carrickreagh Viewpoint, visitors can marvel at panoramic vistas that stretch from the Bluestack Mountains in Co. Donegal to the north, all the way to Sligo Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum
Featuring picturesque woodland and lough shore strolls, an insect garden, and hydrobike rentals, the country park at Castle Archdale offers a delightful experience for visitors. During World War II, Castle Archdale served as a primary flying boat base, a fascinating history that is showcased in the visitor center’s exhibition, “Castle Archdale at War.
Fermanagh is a haven for food enthusiasts, boasting a diverse range of local delicacies, from renowned black bacon and exceptional artisan bakeries to exquisite homegrown whiskey and gin. The Watersedge Apartments provide an ideal blend of luxurious self-catering accommodation and the flexibility to indulge in the region's thriving dining scene as you desire. Here are a few of our top picks for delightful dining experiences in Fermanagh.
The Firehouse Bar & Grill is one known by the locals and visitors to be one of Enniskillen’s best eateries and cocktail bars in the town. Boasting a menu full of flavours and great choice, cooked from a stone baked pizza oven and famous bertha oven, perfect for grilled steaks, burgers and more! The Firehouse is perfect for birthday parties, a get together with friends or a family. Recently Awarded “Best Casual Dining Restaurant of the year, Fermanagh”. This is a must Try!
The Crowes Nest
Nestled in the heart of Enniskillen’s bustling shopping district, The Crowes Nest is one of the town’s oldest and most cherished pubs. As a popular gathering spot for both locals and visitors, the lively atmosphere and welcoming ambiance make it the perfect place to unwind and socialise.
Recently recognised as the Fermanagh Regional Winner for Best Bar at the prestigious 94th National Pub & Bar Awards 2022, The Crowes Nest is renowned for its exceptional hospitality and top-notch entertainment offerings. On Saturday nights, guests can enjoy live music performances, showcasing a variety of genres and featuring talented local musicians. For those seeking a friendly challenge, the pub also hosts a weekly quiz night every Friday, providing a fun and engaging evening of trivia and camaraderie.
Experience the charm and warmth of this award-winning pub, and become a part of Enniskillen’s vibrant community at The Crowes Nest, where unforgettable memories and lasting friendships await.
The Westville Hotel
From scrumptious afternoon teas to the WV Bar, The Westville Hotel has an excellent menu which is served daily from 12 noon to 9pm. With live music at the weekends, a full bar, creative cocktail menu and an extensive wine list. The Westville is perfect for gathering and socialising with family and friends.