The Fermanagh Lakelands
Silverbirch Hotel is ideally located to explore neighbouring County Fermanagh, the destination of the 2013 G8 Summit, and is a short journey by car. (Omagh to Enniskillen approx. 26 miles)
Visitors to The Fermanagh Lakelands can enjoy stunning Loughside views and discover Fermanagh’s breathtaking natural landscape.
Fermanagh is also home to some of Northern Ireland’s most unique visitor attractions including:
Winner of Best Visitor Experience, NI Tourism Awards 2014.
When you step into the world of Belleek Pottery you enter one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most fascinating attractions. Original and unique pieces are made using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. Established in 1857, Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and commercial heritage of Co Fermanagh.
Marble Arch Caves & Geo Park
The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, situated just outside Enniskillen, County Fermanagh is one of Europe's finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.
Tours of the caves last approximately 75 minutes and are suitable for people of average fitness (comfortable walking shoes and a warm sweater are recommended). Tours of the cave complex start with an underground boat trip, after which your trained guide will conduct you through a variety of cave formations, including the Moses Walk, Porridge Pot and Guardian Angel. Naturally occurring stalactites and stalagmites are also visible throughout your tour.
Both Marble Arch Caves and the nearby Cuilcagh Mountain Park have jointly been recognised as a UNESCO Global Geopark due to the world importance of their geology and landscapes. The site is the only UNESCO Geopark in Northern Ireland.
National Trust Properties:
If you are looking for stately grandeur then Castle Coole is a rare treat. Surrounded by its stunning landscape park on the edge of Enniskillen, this majestic 18th century home of the Earls of Belmore, designed by James Wyatt, was created to impress.
The house, formerly the home of the Cole family, Earls of Enniskillen, is surrounded by a large area of parkland, garden and woodland, with breathtaking views to Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains. Discover many serene and beautiful corners by exploring the Pleasure Grounds and the Walled Garden in this magnificent demesne.With it’s classical style and exquisite rococo plasterwork, Florence Court is one of Ulster's most important 18th-century houses.
Set on the shores of Upper Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh, Crom is one of Ireland's most important nature conservation areas. The 2,000 acre demesne contains ancient woodland, tranquil islands, estate cottages and Old Crom Castle, all linked by the breathtakingly beautiful landscape designed by W.S.Gilpin in the 19th century. BBC comedy series, Blandings, was filmed at Crom Castle in 2012 & 2013. The series stars well-known actors such as Timothy Spall (The King's Speech; Harry Potter), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous; French & Saunders), David Walliams (Little Britain; Dinner for Schmucks) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter; Stardust) - just to name a few!
Enniskillen Castle which was once the stronghold of the Gaelic Maguire chieftains is situated beside Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. This historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum
MV Kestrel, Erne Tours explore Lough Erne
Erne Tours provide a full tour experience of The Fermanagh Lakelands and is the only waterbus to visit Devenish Island, which contains one of the finest monastic sites in Ireland. Landmarks on our routes also include castles, Portora Royal School and boat clubs, newly completed luxury waterfront apartment developments and marinas.
July, August 2014 Daily Sailings
Departing from Round 'O' Jetty, Brook Rd. Enniskillen
Times: 10:30am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm & 4:15pm