Great places to stay

 

Surrounded by tranquil countryside or overlooking glassy waters, the Shannon-Erne Blueway has great places to stay. Here are a few to get you started…

Camping:

Camping goes upscale at Battlebridge, with great glamping units that overlook the sylvan green fields of County Leitrim. Each glamping unit sleeps four, while there are stilted cabins that cater for two adults and four children. There is also traditional camping and caravanning here, too.

Self-catering:

​There are wonderful self-catering options available all along the Shannon-Erne Blueway, from the beautiful traditional-style lakefront Crom Holiday Cottages on the Crom Estate and the timber-frame chalet rentals at Drumcoura Lake Resort, to McGuire's picture-postcard cottages in Drumshanbo. Leitrim Quay is another great family choice, with a beautiful location next to a private marina in Leitrim Village.

B&B:

​If you like the sound of a B&B set within beautiful countryside with great breakfasts and friendly locals, you've come to the right place. Check out the spacious Dungimmon House just outside Ballyconnell, the delightful Glenview House, near Ballinamore, and Rockwood House in the charming village of Cloverhill.

Restaurants with Rooms:

​Restaurants where you can enjoy a fabulous dinner without having to travel home afterwards are fast becoming one of the area's most popular options. Choose from lovely rooms at the Olde Post Inn, MacNean House, the Watermill Lodge and the Oarsman Bar.

Hotels:

​The stand-out hotel in the area has got to be the Slieve Russell, a vast and pristine property with an acclaimed golf course attached. Here you'll find a swimming pool, spa, tennis courts and beautiful grounds, as well as spacious rooms, two restaurants and a bar. Location-wise, it's well placed just outside Ballyconnell, and makes a great base for visiting Belturbet, Crom and the Marble Arch Caves Geopark. Other great hotel options on a slightly smaller scale include the Breffni Arms Hotel, Cryans Hotel On The Quay and the Leitrim Marina Hotel.

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Great places to stay