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Belle Isle Castle

Location

The main island is host to Belle Isle Castle, the apartments, the cottages and the cookery school. Its 435 acres vary between natural woodland, working farmland and spaces reserved for nature. Belle Isle has been designated a Special Area of Conservation and, as stewards of this special land, the staff take great pride and care in its environmental upkeep. 'The Annals of Ulster', an ancient chronicle of Medieval Ireland, was compiled on Belle Isle between AD 431 to AD 1489.

County Fermanagh offers a wealth of things to do and see, including some of Ireland's finest natural wonders. Lough Erne is home to recreational and competitive water sports, from canoeing to water skiing. Visit the world famous Marble Arch Cave Geopark or the three National Trust properties.

  • Belle Isle Castle

    The estate

    Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, Belle Isle is a 470-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. At the heart of the estate, the 17th century castle welcomes groups of up to 27 guests looking for a luxury getaway. In additional to the main castle, Belle Isle Estate offers a number of self-catered cottages and apartments, ideal for families.

  • Belle Isle Castle

    Nearby

    • Enniskillen - 8 miles
    • Donegal - 47 miles
    • Sligo - 49 miles
    • Derry - 63 miles
    • Belfast - 72 miles
    • Dublin - 105 miles

Belle Isle Castle

Things to do

On site

  • Hard tennis court
  • Croquet lawn
  • Children's play area
  • 17-foot boats with outboards
  • Fishing from the shore or off the bridge
  • Driven snipe and woodcock shooting (castle guests only)
  • Trasna, Belle Isle's magnificent cruiser
  • Walking trails
  • Children may collect freshly laid eggs

Nearby

  • Salmon fishing on the River Mourne
  • Dry-fly trout fishing on the Colebrooke
  • Trout fishing on Lough Melvin
  • Hourseback riding at Fivemiletown
  • Scenic walks through County Fermanagh
  • Golf at one of the 11 local courses

Belle Isle Castle

Fishing

Belle Isle guests enjoy a combination of river-style, small, and large lough fishing at their doorstep. There’s also a great deal of bank available for static bait fishing, or wandering with a spinning rod. Pike come readily to all techniques: fly, jerk baits, lures, and traditional methods. This is tremendous ‘doubles’ water.

A two-minute walk puts you in legendary bream swims, that can be exclusively reserved. Bream here aren’t shy, so there’s no need to fish lightly. Feeder fishing is the most successful method, along with float fishing, which can be great fun once the fish have moved into the swims. With so many bream, the action can be fast and furious.