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Around Belturbet
Top attractions near Belturbet, Cavan within easy reach by car include the ruins of the moat and bailey on Belturbet Island, Lough Oughter Castle which is a 12th Century Anglo Norman castle on a small island, Swan Island Farm in County Leitrim, the ruins of Augustinian Abbey at Drumlane and across the border in County Tyrone is a real gem, the Ulster American Folk Park, an open air museum which tells the story of emigration from the region to North America.
Belturbet Town, County Cavan
The thriving town of Belturbet is located in Cavan 15km from the county's main town and about halfway between Lough Oughter and Upper Lough Erne. Located on the banks of the River Erne it has its own marina and is a haven for keen anglers or for those planning a boating holiday. It's actually considered by many to be one of the best fishing spots in Ireland with direct access to the Shannon-Erne waterway. The backdrop to Belturbet is Slieve Russell which towers over the town at 1331 feet.

The Town
The picturesque town has a population of around 1,500 and the atmosphere here is always really relaxed and friendly. Belturbet has a number of good pubs, a few of which offer live traditional music at the weekends. There's also a leisure centre and a selection of dining options.

One of Belturbet's main places of interest is the Railway Visitor Centre. Formerly the town's GNR train station it has undergone a makeover as part of a new heritage tourism project to become the town's main visitor attraction. The centre tells the story of Belturbet's rail history from 1885 until the closure of the station in 1959. You'll also find a really interesting collection of railway memorabilia here.
Festivals & Events
Featuring high on the list of Belturbet's calendar of events is the Festival of the Erne takes place towards the end of July each year. Part of the festival is the well known Lady of the Erne Contest. There really is something here for everyone.

The jam-packed schedule includes all things angling, junior & adult coarse & trout fishing competitions, as well as several events based around water based activities, free street entertainment, live music, parades, street theatre, fireworks, and much more.
Festival & Events
If you fancy a bit of retail therapy take the short drive north across the border to the County Fermanagh town of Enniskillen. As a shopping town it really has become a big contender in recent years. This is part is due to the huge crowd of cross border shoppers it attracts as a result of the strength of the euro against the sterling.

Enniskillen's retail hot spots include the Erneside Shopping Centre. Here you'll find Marks & Spencer, Next, River Island, New Look and a variety of other high street stores. Nearby is Asda and Tesco and you'll also find a fantastic selection of shops, bars and restaurants in the town centre. And you don't even need to have sterling with you as most outlets accept euros.

What our guests say

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