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Our Top 10 Things To Do When Staying at Carrickreagh Bay, Lough Erne

Comfortable and in the heart of Fermanagh

Enjoy our luxury pod accommodation looking directly out to the beautiful Lough Erne. Cosy, comfortable and in the heart of Fermanagh you can easily explore what the area has to offer.

1. Cuilcagh Mountain Walk

Located only a 20 minute drive from the pod site, the Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail also nicknamed the Stairway to Heaven is one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase. A steep climb is required to reach the viewing platform on Cuilcagh Mountain which provides breath taking views of the surrounding lowlands.

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2. Marble Arch Caves

The Marble Arch Caves is a major tourist attraction, set in the picturesque foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain. The landscape encompassing the Marble Arch Caves was formed over 340 million years ago. Today this natural environment of caves, rivers, mountains, ancient woodlands, waterfalls and gorges offer an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the incredible range of activities and experiences the Marble Arch Caves have to offer.

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3. National trust properties at Florencecourt, Castlecoole and Crom Castle

Florencecourt is a beautiful 18th-century home set on a sustainable estate and gardens surrounded by lush parkland and thick woodland with Benaughlin mountain rising in the background. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this extensive and welcoming place. On a guided tour of the Georgian mansion you can hear stories about the Cole family and their staff, who lived here for over 250 years.

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

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Escape to the shores of Upper Lough Erne at the breathtakingly beautiful Crom. The tranquil 2,000 acre estate is made up of tranquil islands and ancient woodlands. One of Ireland’s most important conservation areas, the landscape of Crom is home to a wealth of wildlife including beautiful butterflies, wild deer and the elusive pine marten.

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4. The Boatyard Distillery and Gin Tour

Visit the Boatyard distillery and Gin Tour on the banks of Lough Erne to see how they produce the finest spirits using the highest quality botanicals and ingredients. Try out some of their spirits and be guided through different serves and cocktails that allow the spirits to shine through.

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5. Erne Tours – Cruise to Devenish Island 

Take a boat trip out to the world famous, historic and stunning Devenish Island and Monastic Site. This boat tour is Erne Tour’s most popular cruise in Fermanagh, a must do experience when visiting Fermanagh! (Available from May to September).

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6. Water sports with Blue Green Yonder

Enjoy a water activity packed day on Lough Erne with Blue Green Yonder. This is a must visit destination for thrills, spills and splashes, perfect for families and friends! Blue Green Yonder offer fun water activities for all ages!

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7. Enniskillen Castle & Fermanagh County Museum

Explore Fermanagh’s unique stories within the picturesque setting of Enniskillen Castle beside the River Erne. Discover diverse histories within the castle walls from Medieval Stronghold to Plantation Castle to later Military Barracks. Today, the historic Castle complex houses two Museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum, forming Enniskillen Castle Museums.

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8. Safari Action

Experience stimulating and challenging outdoor activities that promote lateral thinking, team building and a good days’ fun and adventure. Safari Action offer 4×4 off-road driving experiences, clay pigeon shooting, airsoft shooting, archery and much more!

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9. Fermanagh Fun Farm

Fermanagh Fun Farm provides a fun, engaging, hands on experience perfect for families. They offer amazing activities for everyone such as; cuddle time in the pets corner, pony walking, feeding animals, trailer and quad ride in the cow patch, pedal boats and lots more!

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10. The Thai Spa at Lough Erne Resort & the Faldo Golf Course 

Set on a lush peninsula in the Fermanagh Lakelands, Lough Erne Resort exudes a calming aura with Castle Hume Lough’s deep, still waters and golden reeds swaying at the shoreline. The unique and multi award-winning Thai Spa experience takes guests on a journey east, to Thailand, a country rich in wellness and wellbeing.

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As one of Ireland’s top golf resorts, The Faldo Course, designed by six time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, provides superb all year round playing conditions. The links-like fairways, perfectly true greens and spectacular Fermanagh Lakelands setting provides a stunning backdrop to the course. There are spectacular views from every vantage point and the waters of the Lough come into play on 11 of the 18 holes.

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