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Nestled deep in Northern Ireland surrounded by rivers, streams and loughs - Upper and Lower Lough Erne are just a stone’s throw away – Enniskillen has a fresh maritime glow about it, unique to an inland town. Clean crisp air is tinted with fresh watery scents. If you visit in summer you’ll catch the town at its liveliest when visitors explore the waterways by boat, or while away the hours sitting merrily on a riverbank with a fishing rod or two.

Things to see

Once a fought over town between the Irish and English, discover Enniskillen’s heritage at Fermanagh County Museum whose displays are housed within the atmospheric stone walls of Enniskillen Castle. Once home of the Maguire clan, twin cone-topped turrets point upwards from the castle, making it hard to avoid from anywhere in the town. Once you’re all learned up on the town’s past, take a stroll to the Buttermarket whose pretty wood-clad buildings house stylish artsy wares handmade by local designers – perfect as a unique gift or souvenir. If you’ve built up an appetite, head to a local pub for a pint of creamy Guinness and some hearty lunch among the lively locals. For something more outdoorsy, the river and loughs offer plenty of water-sports, and you’ll be rewarded with crumbly monastic buildings - including a 12th century round tower with far-reaching views – if you take a boat to nearby Devenish Island.

Hotels in Enniskillen

With true Irish hospitality, Enniskillen offers the weary traveller a delightful array of welcoming country inns, homely guesthouses and upmarket country house hotels. Luxury accommodation is the norm around here, with many hotels and even B&Bs offering 4 or 5-star rated amenities. If you fancy something extra special head for a river or lough-side guesthouse, or one of the top rated hotels offering stunning interiors and maybe even an on-site pool. If you need a cheap hotel look for last minute deals, stay away from peak times such as school holidays, or seek out a small guesthouse in town.

Where to stay

Enniskillen itself makes a great base if you want to explore the town or head out on day trips around the loughs, as many companies offer tours or boat rentals. In the evening, pubs and restaurants come to life – especially in summer – so those wanting some lively night-time fun will be best off in the town centre. If you fancy some peace and quiet there are many hotels and guesthouses dotted around the countryside, or in nearby villages, while those craving river or lough views will find plenty on offer, but often with a higher price tag.

How to get to Enniskillen

The nearest major airport to Enniskillen is Belfast, approximately 1.5 hours' drive away. Major domestic and international flights land at Belfast from the rest of the UK, Ireland and Europe. You’ll find plenty of hire car firms in Belfast, or you can take a public bus service direct to Enniskillen, taking approximately 2.5 hours. Buses also run from other towns in Northern Ireland including Omagh, as well as some Republic of Ireland towns including Cork and Dublin. Driving in the area is easy, though Enniskillen town centre has limited public parking.