The town of Enniskillen is located in Fermanagh County, in Northern Ireland. Nestled on a small river island, its idyllic waterside setting makes it a popular base for exploring the region. The town’s name originates from the legend of Cethlenn, a goddess who tried to swim across the river after she was wounded by an arrow, but never made it to the other side. Exploring the historic town centre from your Enniskillen holiday cottage, you will discover a variety of independent shops and some great places to eat and drink. The Butter Market is the place to go for unique gifts, with 16 galleries and shops selling locally made jewellery, art, textiles and more.
The Abercorn Wing of Belle Isle Castle affords a unique holiday experience in the Northern Ireland hinterlands, a rural pet-friendly property situated on a 470-acre estate spread near the town of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, with magnificent original features and many modern touches.
Belle Isle Castle – Hamilton Wing offers sumptuous accommodation for up to 16 guests on an estate spread over eight picturesque islands on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne near Enniskillen, County Fernaugh, a child-friendly property with modern amenities expertly complementing original features.
The Tap House is a lively bar and restaurant, with plenty of beers from local breweries and a menu of pub classics. 28 Darling Street is among the town’s best restaurants, serving delicious food, prepared with the finest local ingredients. Enniskillen has a rich history with many striking landmarks, including Enniskillen Castle, which was built in 1428 and played an important role in numerous Irish rebellions against English rule. The castle now houses the excellent Fermanagh Museum, where the county’s history and culture are explored.
Nearby, St Macartin’s Cathedral stands on a hillside, providing far-reaching views across the town and countryside beyond. Headhunters Barbershop and Railway Museum is a unique attraction with one of the country’s biggest collections of railway memorabilia. (Entry is free and haircuts are optional.)
For an evening out within walking distance of holiday cottages in Enniskillen, see what’s on at Ardhowen Theatre, which provides a busy programme of drama, comedy and live music. There are many scenic walks to enjoy on self-catering holidays in Enniskillen, including a trail to Coole Castle, an 18th century neo-classical mansion with beautiful grounds and a tearoom.