Located in Northern Ireland, county Fermanagh is one of the most tranquil areas on the island of Ireland - famous for being surrounded by beautiful lakes. The Fermanagh Lakelands are an area of outstanding natural beauty that attract thousands of visitors every year, with the appeal of open fields, large lakes and miles and miles of countryside, providing visitors with the ultimate experience in relaxation. Indeed, the popular Lough Erne Resort was the location of the G8 summit in 2013, which brought together some of the most powerful people in world politics, including US President Barack Obama.
The beauty of Fermanagh extends itself to some magnificent estate areas, with 3 estates in particular worth visiting on any trip. Fermanagh is home to 3 National Trust properties - Castle Coole, Crom Estate and Florence Court.
The popular Marble Arch Caves Geopark is located in Fermanagh on the border of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland and is centred on one of Northern Ireland's most famous natural attractions - The Marble Arch Caves. This geopark was one of the first dedicated geopark's in Europe, and with an array of history and wildlife on display in the park, not to mention the magic of caves, this is a must see for lovers of the great outdoors. For the Game of Thrones fans among you, Pollnagollum Cave at Marble Arch Caves was used in season 3 of the popular TV show.
The great outdoors is indeed one of the main reasons for visiting Fermanagh. With its many parks, lakes and mountains giving visitors plenty to see and do, you'll never have a dull moment in the home of the Lakelands. The national cycle trail at Blessingbourne is only a short trip outside Fermanagh to the neighbouring county of Tyrone.
Fermanagh has a number of popular small towns and villages, while its main town Enniskillen is the most popular shopping destination in the county, with the town centre busy all week. Enniskillen Castle is at the centre of the town, and you will also find a selection of popular bars, restaurants and cafes in Enniskillen.
Finally, if you are planning a short trip to Fermanagh, be sure to explore the many small islands in the county. Boa Island, White Island, Devenish Island and Lusty Beg are all popular areas to visit, allowing you to explore the unspoilt beauty of Fermanagh in all its glory.