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Surrounded by miles of spectacular coastlines, rolling hills, fairy-tale castles, historical monuments and the tallest mountain in Ireland, our hotels in Cork are a superb choice for discovering all this wonderful city has to offer.
Ideal for both city sightseers and outdoor enthusiasts, our Cork hotels are a fantastic base for exploring some of Ireland’s most treasured attractions. Visit Blarney Castle, Charles Fort and St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral for a historic day out, enjoy a stroll through beautiful Fitsgerald Park and Bishop Lucey Park or head to Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium to see where the famous Ballabuidhe Races are held.
When planning your short break to Cork, be sure to add these amazing attractions to your itinerary.
- A highlight when visiting Cork and a must-see, is the Cork City Gaol. Bursting with historical and archaeological heritage, this popular attraction offers an enthralling insight into life for the 19th century prisoners that were once housed there.
- Make a trip to St Anne’s Church and ring the world-famous Shandon Bells to take part in a century-old Irish tradition. After, climb the bell tower for awe-inspiring views across the city of Cork.
- Explore the English Market – the oldest of its kind and approved by Queen Elizabeth II herself – for traditional Irish crafts and an abundance of delicious local produce.
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Set on the west coast of County Cork, Bantry is a pretty town and a great base when staying in this region of Ireland. At the head of Bantry Bay, and close to the Sheep's Head peninsula, the town attracts scores of coastal walkers. Host of both the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry becomes a fantastic hub of culture and creativity every year.
Historic, cultural Cork is one of Ireland's top short break destinations, and it's easy to see why; must-do activities include kissing the Blarney Stone at gorgeous Blarney Castle, taking a tour of the Old Cork City Gaol, ringing the Shandon Bells at St Anne's, and sampling the scrumptious local fare at the English Market. Come evening, visit the city's fantastic pubs for live music and good craic, and settle into a cosy corner for a pint of the black stuff.
Besides the vibrant and exciting city of Cork, there’s much to see and do in this distinctly pretty part of southern Ireland. County Cork is the country’s second most populous, and the famous Irish hospitality should provide a welcome you won’t forget. Whilst here, be sure to kiss the Blarney Stone, visit the historic harbour at Cobh, and play a round or two at the region’s world-famous Golf courses.
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