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 exploring some of Fermanagh’s greatest historical sites like Enniskillen Castle. Being less than 18 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.
Enniskillen Castle is a 16th-century castle along the River Erne in Enniskillen Town located just 9 miles north of Belle Isle Estate. Historically a location of strategic importance in military affairs, the Castle is now home to two museums, the Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum. There is also a visitor centre, gift shop and café available for visitors.
The Visitor Centre at the castle will give you all the information you need to get the most out of your visit and find what suits you with lots of great options available at the heritage site.
The Fermanagh County Museum focuses mainly on the history, culture and natural history of the county while The Inniskillings Museum tells the story of the town of Enniskillen’s two regiments, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. The Inniskillings Museum is housed in the Castle Keep and old cavalry stables and has displays highlighting the history of the regiments from the 17th century during their formation to present.
While at Enniskillen Castle, you can stop for a break at the café or enjoy a walk around the exterior of the castle along the River Erne. You can also pick up a memento in the gift shop.
Admission to the visitor centre is free while a charge applies to enter into the historic castle site and museum displays. More info can be found on the Enniskillen Castle official site for booking ahead.
After a long day of exploring, it’s nice to come back to a delicious meal and life’s modern comforts. Make your return to the Belle Isle Estate and retreat into total relaxation in one of our stunning self catering apartments or cottages. These are ideal options for those looking for spacious and private accommodation for small groups. Our bistro is open to the public Monday to Sunday for Dinner where residents can take advantage of priority bookings to enjoy meals featuring exquisitely prepared meat, poultry and fish with fresh local produce
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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.
3 cottages right next to the shore of Lough Erne, perfect for sleeping up to 6 guests.