Mini guide to Enniskillen
Enniskillen lies in the middle of County Fermanagh on a natural island between
the Upper and Lower sections of picturesque Lough Erne. Situated in southwest
Northern Ireland, visitors are attracted to Enniskillen by its rich history, fine
old buildings and huge range of activities on the lough.
Set on the banks of River Erne, medieval Enniskillen Castle is one of Enniskillen's
major attractions and encompasses several 19th century barracks buildings. To
the south is the 17th century Watergate, with its huge turrets, while there
is also a heritage centre nearby.
Main Street lies at the centre of the town where Enniskillen's two main churches
can also be found: the 19th century St MacCartan's Church of Ireland Cathedral,
with its collection of bells, and St Michael's Church, with its steep roof.
The Town Hall is the focus of Enniskillen and is a striking landmark owing to
its huge clock tower.
Opportunities for shopping in Enniskillen are numerous and include the Ernside
Shopping Centre and the Buttermarket, a craft and design centre, while the local
specialist shops on Main Street are sure to entice visitors along with the street's
small bars and cafés. For those who enjoy dramatic performances, the
Ardhowen Theatre provides some night time culture.
Lough Erne stretches for about 40 miles and is linked to Ireland via the Shannon-Erne
Waterway Canal. There is much heritage on the various islands of the waterways,
while Belleek Pottery, Ireland's oldest pottery, is also nearby and includes
a museum and gift shop. The nearby Marble Arch Caves are also worth a look.
Enniskillen is about 90 minutes drive from Belfast along the M1 motorway and
A-4 and Translink buses depart from Dublin International Airport at 10:50 daily
and from Belfast City Hall at 14:00, while Ulsterbus also runs similar services.
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