Visit Blarney Castle and Gardens to gain the gift of eloquence from the Blarney Stone, take the kids to the Blackrock Castle Observatory for an unforgettable afternoon and discover the history of the Titanic at the ship’s last port of call, Cobh. Plus, thanks to its spot in the city centre, our great-value hotel in Cork is ideal for getting the most out of holidays in Ireland.
Things to do in Cork
The Blackrock Castle Observatory is one of the top attractions in Cork for families, and with a 16th century fortification to explore and astronomy shows to enjoy, it’s easy to see why. History lovers won’t want to miss visiting the Cork City Gaol and Elizabeth Fort too!
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Cork, look no further than Blarney Castle! Kissing the Blarney Stone is one of Ireland’s top activities, and afterwards you’ll love exploring the picturesque gardens. If you’re travelling with the kids, why not plan a day trip to Cobh or hire a boat at the harbour?
The Butter Museum is one of the more unique attractions in Cork – this exhibit in Shandon celebrates the success of the humble dairy product in Ireland. Art lovers won’t want to miss the works of art hanging in the Crawford Art Gallery, before catching a show at The Everyman.
Places to eat
Weekend breaks in Cork city are ideal for foodies. From hearty beef stews and tasty spuds to mouth-watering artisan cheeses, you can tuck into all kinds of Irish delicacies throughout your trip. Plus, in the evenings, you’ll love the lively pubs and bars in the Victorian Quarter!
Trips to Cork wouldn’t be complete without visiting the English Market, a famous covered market with all kinds of tasty fresh food up for grabs. Shopaholics will love a walk around Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre, or why not venture out to Mahon Point Shopping Centre near Lough Mahon?
Cork (Kent) is the city’s main train station if you’re planning on exploring the rest of the county, or why not buy a TFI Leap Card and make the most of local buses? Getting around Cork is easy on foot and by bike too – you’ll find bicycles available to hire in the city centre!