What to do in Enniskillen

Use the Westville Hotel as a base to explore breath-taking scenery, rich history, embark upon lakeside adventures and embrace Fermanagh’s giant spirit and more…

See & Do

In Enniskillen

Enniskillen is perched amid the waterways that link lower and upper Lough Erne and enjoys a delightful waterside setting making it the ideal base to explore the charms of County Fermanagh and beyond. Through its many years of welcoming visitors, it has developed into a hub of entertainment, shopping and dining out! Water-sports, coarse and game fishing, championship golf courses and sightseeing are all popular activities in the local area.

Shopping

Shopping in the island town of Enniskillen offers something for everyone with many unique family run shops and boutiques as well as a plethora of multinational high street stores which can be found in Erneside Shopping Centre. The layout of the town lends itself to being a shopper’s paradise. Enniskillen’s long, meandering main street stretches virtually the length of the island. This allows for a thoroughly relaxing day out and provides you with a natural sense of bustle, vibrancy and character.

Shopping in Enniskillen

Shopping in the island town of Enniskillen offers something for everyone with many unique family run shops and boutiques as well as a plethora of multinational high street stores which can be found in Erneside Shopping Centre. The layout of the town lends itself to being a shopper’s paradise. Enniskillen’s long, meandering main street stretches virtually the length of the island. This allows for a thoroughly relaxing day out and provides you with a natural sense of bustle, vibrancy and character. For more information click here.

The Buttermarket (0.9 miles from the hotel)

The Buttermarket Craft and Design Courtyard comprises of seventeen art and craft units and a coffee shop, housed in the restored early 19th century dairy market. The Buttermarket’s unique position in the heart of Enniskillen makes it the central focus for the thriving craft industry in Fermanagh.

The buildings have been beautifully renovated and house such diverse crafts as pottery, fly-tying, ceramics, handmade jewellery, textiles, picture framing and original art.

When your legs need a rest from shopping there is a wealth of excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, including the Firehouse Bar and Grill and the Crowe’s Nest.

Ask our friendly team for details regarding our latest shopping break packages. For more information please click here.

Activities & Events

Golfing in Fermanagh

Does teeing off on some of the finest courses at surprisingly affordable prices sounds appealing?

With two championship golf courses; the Faldo course and Castle Hume golf course practically on our doorstep a golf break at the Westville will put a smile on your face regardless of your score!

Ask our friendly team for details regarding our latest golf break packages.

The buildings have been beautifully renovated and house such diverse crafts as pottery, fly-tying, ceramics, handmade jewellery, textiles, picture framing and original art.

Fishing in Fermanagh

The rich Fermanagh Lakelands are renowned as a haven for anglers. With an abundance of loughs and rivers amounting to over 300 square miles of water, the Lakelands are an angler’s paradise. With such a vast expanse of water so perfectly suited to fishing, every day on Lough Erne can be a different adventure. You never know what you might hook next, but with trout and salmon among the top targets and superb coarse fishing in some of the best boat and bank fishing grounds in Europe, all types of angler can succeed her

From angling centres to tackle shops our team at the Westville will be only too happy to assist with your fishing break in Fermanagh. Ask our friendly team for details regarding our latest angling break packages.

Paddle the lakes

Named as one of the top 10 activities to do in Fermanagh exploring the lakelands by canoe or kayak will be delight for any water sport enthusiasts. Upper Lough Erne has sheltered bays for beginners, while Lower Lough Erne’s windier waters provide waves for experienced paddlers. There are ample locations in County Fermanagh where you can hire a canoe.

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Enniskillen Taste Experience (1.1 miles from the hotel)

Discover the unique Island town of Enniskillen with a guided walking tour, stopping at various locations along the way to sample an indulgent mix of food and drink.
The Enniskillen Taste Experience will showcase the culinary delights the local businesses have to offer and will provide customers with a substantial and memorable experience.
Customers will be offered an array of tastes and nibbles along with a few alcoholic beverages, so it’s best to leave the car keys behind.

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Island Discovery – Erne Water Taxi (1.1 miles from the hotel)

The best way to really see Fermanagh Lakelands is from the water and if your boat is skippered by Barry Flanagan of Erne Water Taxis you’ll hear and see so much more! One of Northern Ireland’s giant experiences.

Enjoy an outdoor adventure off the beaten track with Erne Water Taxi’s. Offering a range of bespoke and private tours it is definitely one to add to Fermanagh’s bucket list.The buildings have been beautifully renovated and house such diverse crafts as pottery, fly-tying, ceramics, handmade jewellery, textiles, picture framing and original art.

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Attractions

The Gateway to the West of Ireland…

Explore some of the wonders Enniskillen has to offer with these local attractions right on our doorstep. The island town has long been known as a favourite tourist destination. For anyone visiting Enniskillen one of their abiding memories will be the town’s proximity to Lough Erne, which you are subtly reminded of by the numerous moorings and boats dotted around the island. This gives Enniskillen a uniquely continental ambiance unparalleled to anywhere on Ireland’s inland waterways.

Belleek Pottery (25 miles from the hotel)

Another Fermanagh highlight making it onto the list of Northern Ireland’s “giant experiences” is “Hands-on Belleek

Step back in history with an enjoyable day out for all the family at Belleek Pottery. Take the tour of the historic factory, experience “hands on” each stage of pottery making, visit the museum which contains pieces dating back to when the pottery started in 1857 and witness the ongoing production of the delicate pottery. Then enjoy a spot of Belleek pottery shopping and enjoy a cuppa in the coffee shop!

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Marble Arch Caves (13 miles from the hotel)

Discover magical moments in one of Europe’s finest show caves. Set in the heart of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark, the Marble Arch Caves pay homage to the fascinating secrets of a world of subterranean rivers, winding passages, lofty chambers and an array of delicate cave formations.

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Enniskillen Castle (1.1 miles from the hotel)

Set on the edge of the River Erne, Enniskillen Castle dominates it’s home town. The visitor experience brings to life the castle’s entire 600-year history, first as the Maguire family stronghold and on through to Fermanagh’s important role in World War II.

There are two museums to explore, the Inniskillings Museum and Enniskillen Castle Museums.

Florence Court House (9 miles from the hotel)

Located around eight miles from Enniskillen, Florence Court is one of the most beautiful Georgian houses in Ulster, nestled against the wild mountain backdrop of Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains. Outside there are scenic and restful gardens, a play and picnic area with extensive walks across the demense; and inside enjoy a fascinating upstairs-downstairs tour of the house to uncover the story of the Cole family and their working Irish estate.

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Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail (13 miles from the hotel)

It’s about time you packed those walking boots and weather gear to tackle the “heavenly” Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail. The route meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase.

Visit Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail website

Devenish Island (4 miles from the hotel)

Devenish Monastic Site was founded in the 6th century by Saint Molaise on one of Lough Erne’s many islands. During its history it has been raided by Vikings (837AD), burned (1157AD) and flourished (Middle Ages) as a parish church site and St Mary’s Augustine Priory.

There are ruins from different time periods on site – a must see for historians.

Visit Devenish Island website

Castle Coole (0.6 miles from the hotel)

Experience the stately grandeur of this stunning 18th-century mansion set in a beautiful wooded landscape park ideal for family walks.

Castle Coole is one of Ireland’s finest Neo-classical houses, allowing visitors to glimpse what life was like in the home of the Earls of Belmore. Discover the story of the people who lived and worked below stairs as you explore the splendid suite of servants rooms and service quarters of this magnificent property.

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Crom Castle (19 miles from the hotel)

Set in rolling parkland amidst an archipelago of wooded islands and peninsulae in tranquil Upper Lough Erne, the Crom Estate in County Fermanagh, the historic seat of the Earls of Erne for over 350 years, enjoys an unrivaled location in the heart of Ireland’s Lake District.

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Ardhowen Theatre (0.7 miles from the hotel)

The Ardhowen Theatre is situated in a panoramic Lakeview setting just a bend in the river away from the historic Island Town of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The Ardhowen, which opened in 1986, offers a year-round programme of professional drama, classical music, opera, ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, blues, variety, comedy, country music, puppets, mime, children’s events, traditional Irish music and dance, ethnic arts and lectures. Its programme also includes a wide variety of community-based and amateur events such as plays, concerts, charity events and school performances.

Ask our friendly team for details regarding our latest theatre break packages.

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Ely Lodge Forest: Carrickreagh Viewpoint Walk (13 miles from the hotel)

Carrickreagh Viewpoint Walk is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Ely Lodge Forest can be accessed by both water and land as the forest is located on the southern fringes of Lower Lough Erne. One of the finest features of this walk is the outlook from Carrickreagh Viewpoint. On a fine day you can see as far as the Bluestack Mountains in Co. Donegal to the north and out to Sligo Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

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Cladagh Glen Forest Walk (13 miles from the hotel)

Marble Arch Nature Reserve (also known as the Cladagh Glen) is a vestige of an ancient ash wood clinging to the steep side of the Cladagh River gorge. It forms part of the wider Marlbank NNR which includes Killykeegan, Crossmurrin, Hanging Rock and Rossa Nature Reserves which are all linked by their landscape and shaped by the weathering of sedimentary Limestone. The site is also part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.

Visit Cladagh Glen Forest website

Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum(12 miles from the hotel)

The country park boasts beautiful woodland and lough shore walks, an insect garden and wildflower meadow. Castle Archdale was the main flying boat base during WWII, highlighted in an exhibition in the visitor centre entitled ‘Castle Archdale at War’.

Visit Castle Archdale Centre & War Museum website