Fermanagh is dominated by the beautiful River Erne which winds its way though the county and expands in two places to form Upper and Lower Lough Erne. This makes the county a place of pilgrimage for those with an interest in water-based holidays.
For millennia communities have settled about the lakes and rivers of Fermanagh and the county has a rich history that can be clearly seen from the multitude of historical sites and monuments throughout the county.
Those with a passion for watersports will find themselves well catered to at the Lakeland Canoe Centre on Castle Island. The wide choice of activities includes canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and some land based cycling tours. The Centre is perfect for those who like active holidays.
Cruising along the Erne is a unique experience allowing the visitor to visit almost the entire county by water. At night you can dock in any one of a range of small towns and villages spread out across the lakes. The ability to move along a waterway of such scenic beauty at your own pace and leisure is one of the most attractive ways of spending your holiday in Ireland.
Between the two lakes is the town of Enniskillen, the capital of the county and a lively regional centre with a wide variety of bars and shops with some great restaurants.
There are plenty of things to see and do off the water as well. Belleek is known far and wide as the source of some of the best china and pottery in the country. The Belleek China Pottery Visitors Centre is an insight into how the craft works from beginning to the finished product with the distinctive Belleek glow.
Golf is also popular as are walking tours of the hills and mountains that crop up occasionally in a county that is otherwise low lying. The hills of west Fermanagh contain many interesting cave systems and provide a wealth of sights for those willing to get off the main roads and go into the wilderness of Fermanagh.
Fermanagh is one of the most picturesque counties in the country, a combination of serene lakelands and a beautiful landscape where every turn brings you on something new to see or do.