Things to do
At Tully Mill Cottages you can relax and unwind in the beautiful surrounds of County Fermanagh. Nestled in the shadow of the impressive Benaughlin and Culiagh Mountains, these cottages offer a home away from home experience, while providing a fantastic base to explore all the area has to offer – from charming villages to impressive National Trust houses, from traditional Irish pubs to award winning restaurants, we think you’ll find it all at Benaughlin Cottages.
The location of Tully Mill Cottages make them an ideal base to explore not only County Fermanagh but further afield as well. The stunning coasts of Donegal, the historic city of Derry and even the world-renowned Giant’s Causeway can all be easily reached within a couple of hours drive and all make for fantastic day trips.
We’ve concentrated on the highlights nearer to home however, and so here are a few local attractions well worth a visit during your break with us –
Florence Court House
This stunning 18th Century Irish country house is literally a hop, step and a jump away from the cottages, and a great day out for all. History buffs can enjoy a guided tour of the house, families can enjoy the natural play areas and the tempting treats in the tearoom can be enjoyed by all! There are lots of special event days held here throughout the year, such as the Country Fair day in May so it’s well worth checking whether there’ll be anything on during your stay.
Marble Arch Caves
Again another fabulous attraction just around the corner from the cottages. The caves are par of one of the best cave complex’s in Europe and give vistors the chance to explore the dramatic underground world of the caves, full of rivers, waterfalls and passages. The excellent guided tour will explain the history of the cave and point out some of the more characterful rock formations, including one who supposedly looks like Marge Simpson!
Established in 1857, Belleek Pottery is one of Ireland’s oldest tourist attractions, producing high quality pottery works for over 150 years. A visit to the visitor centre will reveal insights into the craftsmanship behind the pottery, while the onsite shop gives an opportunity to take a piece home, ensuring a lasting memory of your trip.
A monastic island on Lower Lough Erne, Devenish was founded in the 6th Century and is one of the most impressive monastic sites in Northern Ireland. The most famous part of the island is the 12th century round tower – at a height of some 30 metres, it’s a bit of a climb to the top but the views are well worth it! See website for more information on how to get to the island.
Located on the outskirts of Enniskillen, Castle Coole is another of Co. Fermanagh’s beautiful National Trust properties. The house is perhaps the finest example of neo-classical architecture in Ireland, and a guided tour will reveal its extensive history. A range of scrumptious food is on offer in the tearoom, from afternoon teas to homecooked meals, and a walk around the beautiful grounds will help burn off any indulgences!
A visit to Crom is a true escape to tranquillity. Enjoy walks through over 2,000 acres of fauna and flora, including many rare and protected species. If you do want to pick up the pace a bit, why not hire one of Crom’s boats and explore Lough Erne. For television fans, the BBC series “Blandings” has been filmed here since 2012 and eagle-eyed fans will be able to spot many of the locations used!
As well as having a host of tourist attractions, Fermanagh is a great spot of lots of other activities – fishing, golf and water activities to name a few. Again more info can be found on the FLT website. For more info about all the above, and for more Fermanagh attractions visit the Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism website