Activities & Things to do

Activities in Fermanagh and around Belle Isle Estate

Things To Do In Fermanagh

County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland is dominated by the majestic Upper and Lower Erne Loughs. Known for delicious food and great drinks, the Lough Erne Food Trail is a unique food experience perfect for those who enjoy food, time on the water, a great atmosphere and stunning views. The Lough Erne Food Trail combines time on the water with time spent enjoying the local larder.

Erne Water Taxi offers pick up and drop off service from any accessible jetty on the Lough. Booking in advance is essential. The Erne Water Taxi is a luxury 8 or 12 seater boat that also offers tours around the lakeland landscape of Lough Erne. Relax on the Water Taxi and explore a landscape full of history and islands with rich folklore, or visit one of the many lakeside venues for great food, hospitality and entertainment.

There are also a range of activities to do on site at the castle such as finishing in one of our pike fishing boats, going for a walk along our two designated trails, boating on the lake and the surrounding islands on the estate in one of our boats, kayaking, archery, horse riding and more.

See below for more activities and some of the best things to do in County Fermanagh.

Things To Do In Fermanagh


We have 4 pike fishing boats. You can fish on your own or one of our local and knowledgeable guides will accompany you. We will assist you with acquiring a fishing licence.

Things To Do In Fermanagh

Walking Trails

Walk the 2 designated trails through our magical Black Bog Wood, around the green fields, and up over the rolling hill taking a break by the water’s edge.

Things To Do In Fermanagh


Take one of our boats out on the lake and tour the surrounding islands that make up our 470 acre estate.

  • Outboard motor boats are available for rent at £60 per day
  • Kayaks are available for rent at £30 (single) and £40 (tandem) for 4 hours
  • Please make your boat rental reservation with the estate office a day in advance
  • Boats are available to hire from mid-March until the end of October
Things To Do In Fermanagh


Learn a new skill or sharpen your aim while having fun with your friends and family. For groups of 8 or more.

Things To Do In Fermanagh

Horse Riding

We can organise horseback riding with The Forest Stables in Fivemiletown, an approved riding school and trekking centre.

Things To Do In Fermanagh


There are 3 golf courses near Belle Isle. We can arrange preferred tee times, discounted greens fees and other benefits at Lough Erne Golf Resort, Enniskillen Golf Club, Castle Hume Golf Club.

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National Trust Properties

There are three National Trust properties in County Fermanagh: Castle Coole, Florence Court, and Crom Estate, 2000 acre grounds featuring the Old Castle ruins and vast woodland.

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Marble Arch Caves

The Marble Arch Caves tour will take you down into the natural underground rivers, waterfalls and chambers. You will get the chance to see a variety of cave formations as well as stalactites and stalagmites.



We are only 1 hour away from world class surfing in Donegal. Rossnowlagh Surfschool’s knowledgeable instructor and a friend of the estate James Garvey will have you and your friends and family riding the waves in no time. We can arrange a lesson for you.

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Fermanagh Fun Farm

Only 10 minutes away Fermanagh Fun Farm is a special place where your children get a chance to interact with and fall in love with animals in an educational way.

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Enniskillen Castle

Enniskillen Castle was built around 600 years ago by the ruling Gaelic Maguires and provides a key to Irish history from Medieval Stronghold to Plantation Castle to later Military Barracks. See also Monea Castle, one of Ireland’s largest and best preserved plantation castles.

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Boat Tours

We can organize a fantastic day out on the water touring among the islands with either Erne Tours or Little Red Boats.

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Boatyard Distillery

You can tour this local distillery on the banks of Lough Erne and visit their tasting room.


Cuilcagh Mountain BoardWalk

The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase. Nicknamed, Stairway to Heaven Trail.

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Devenish Island

Devenish Island has an old monastic site which features a 30 metre Romanesque decorated round tower dating back to the twelfth century.

Additional Things to Do Nearby

Boa Island’s ancient stone carvings

Blakes of the Hollow Historic Pub

Belleek Pottery

Book Your New Years Break at Belle Isle Estate, Fermanagh

Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, Belle Isle is a 400-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Inhabited since the 12th century, the estate today offers a wide range of attractive accommodations to suit the needs of your business or group outing.

Belle Isle Estate is delighted to be a winner of TripAdvisor's 'Certificate of Excellence' since 2014 - to view our recent reviews please follow the link below.

Our special offers are ever-changing allowing you to find something to suit your needs and to allow you to plan a unique experience for your corporate event at the beautiful Belle Isle Castle in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Book your stay in our Courtyard & Cottages today.

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Stay in the wonderful Belle Isle Castle

Belle Isle Castle can be booked for groups of up to 27 guests sharing.  Thirteen individually styled rooms offer guests a very unique stay.

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Stay in a Courtyard Apartment

8 beautifully restored Courtyard Apartments sleeping between 2 and 8 guests.

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Stay in a Coach House Cottage

Our 2 lovingly restored Coach House Cottages each sleep up to 4 guests.

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Stay in one of our Holiday Cottages

3 cottages right next to the shore of Lough Erne, perfect for sleeping up to 6 guests.

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