Located on the edge of Lough Erne near Enniskillen, the Belle Isle Estate & Castle serves as the ideal haven for you to relax and unwind after you return from your explorations at the Cuilcagh Mountain. Being just 40 minutes away by car, the Belle Isle is the best place for you to balance the adventure of outdoor activities while staying in one of our private and cosy courtyard apartments or cottages.
Cuilcagh is a mountain that borders Fermanagh and Cavan, which stands at 665 metres or 2,182 feet. It is the 170th highest peak in Ireland. It is also famous for the fact that water from the mountain’s southern slope flows underground where it emerges a few miles away at Shannon Pot, the traditional source of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland.
In 2001, the Cuilcagh Mountain Park along with the Marble Arch Caves and the Cladagh Glen Nature Reserve were joined to make one of the first UNESCO-recognised European Geoparks. This classification progressed even further where in 2008 it became the world’s first transnational cross-border global Geopark.
Most recently in 2015, the Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail or Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail was officially opened. After the opening of this wooden trail, the number of visitors skyrocketed and now the boardwalk is also commonly known by many as the Stairway to Heaven. The trail is 7.5km of a gorgeous natural environment, fresh air and stunning views. If you are an explorer of the outdoors, a lover of nature, or even a hobby photographer, then Cuilcagh Mountain should be near the top of your must-see list.
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 accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
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.
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Belle Isle Castle can be booked for groups of up to 27 guests sharing. Thirteen individually styled rooms offer guests a very unique stay.
8 beautifully restored Courtyard Apartments sleeping between 2 and 8 guests.
Our 2 lovingly restored Coach House Cottages each sleep up to 4 guests.