Cork City Guide
Cork is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin. Planning a trip to the rebel county? This blog will detail all things, Cork- from places to stay, eat, and of course exciting activities to get involved in. Hen parties, girly getaways, we have got you covered.
Cork city is known for its wonderful array of luxurious and beautiful hotels. From 5-star to 3-star hotels, there is an option for everyone.
Clayton Hotel Cork
The Clayton Hotel in Cork is a beautiful four-star hotel located in the heart of Cork city. This hotel is the perfect option for those wishing to explore Cork city. Relax and unwind in their beautiful leisure centre, Club Vitae Health & Fitness during your stay. Grab a bite to eat or a chilled beverage in the Clayton’s Restaurant and Bar.
Things to do in Cork
The English Market
The English Market is a food market which is situated in Cork city centre. The market has been running since 1788. Expect to see delicious artisan sourdough bread, fruit, salads, cheeses, fresh fish, and lots more.
Location: Princess Street, Cork
St. Patricks Street
St Patrick’s Street is one of Cork’s main shopping hubs. Only a short stroll from the English Market, St Patrick’s Street is filled with high street stores, restaurants, and café’s. You’ll find the locals sitting out sipping on coffees during the summer months.
Fota Wildlife Park
Fancy venturing outside of Cork city to see some furry animals? Fota Wildlife Park is just a few kilometres east of Cork city. The 70-acre wildlife park is home to animals that are free to roam about. There are picnic benches, gift shops, and restaurants all on-site.
Location: Fota, Carringtwohill, Co. Cork
Cork City Gaol & Heritage Centre
This spot is a big tourist attraction in Cork city. The atmospheric and historic city Gaol opened in 1824 and closed its doors in 1923. The goal housed individuals both male and female who committed crimes in Cork city. In 1878, the gaol became an all-female prison. 1n 1993, the prison was re-opened to the public as a historic property. If you’re interested in history, this would be a great shout!
Location: Convent Avenue, Sunday’s Well, Cork
Cobh is just a 25-minute drive from Cork city. Formerly known as Queenstown, the town is an extremely historical area. The little town is known for the last port of call of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912. There are lots of historical buildings here as well as breathtaking views.
Cork is not short of a few activities. Stay put in the city or venture out to the coast. Try your hand at an activity of surfing or kayaking or keep it safe with some wine tasting.
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