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Experience Cork

The Lonely Planet listed Cork City as #3 top cities to visit in its list of the 'Best in Travel'. Cork offers an abundance of attractions and experiences for visitors looking to sample a little piece of local flavour.

 

Mitchelstown – 47km from Hotel

Mitchelstown is set at the foothills of the Galtee Mountains, in the beautiful countryside of Ireland's Blackwater Valley. Take some time to explore the 18th century town and its fine example of Georgian houses. Enjoy its many attractions such as St Fanahan's Well, Mitchelstown Caves, Trail Riding and Pony Trekking, marked walks and nature trails.

 

Midleton – 19km from Hotel

The Historic Town of Midleton in East Cork is a waterside town bustling with award winning restaurants, intimate cafes and quaint old pubs and is famous for its regular Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market. Why not experience the legend of Irish whiskey at Midleton’s Jameson Distillery and Heritage Centre, one of Cork’s top attractions?

 

Kinsale – 32km from Hotel

Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable towns in the south-west coast of Ireland. Kinsale is most known for its gourmet restaurants, art galleries and harbour, making it an ideal spot for yachting, sea angling, dolphin and whale watching trips, and an amble around the cobbled streets and discover the history of Charles Fort.

 

Cobh  -  20km from Hotel

Queenstown, as the East Cork Town of Cobh was earlier called, is a pleasant waterside town where its streets climb the steep hill slope, the top of which is crowned by the imposing Cobh Cathedral. Cobh is most famous for being the last docking point of the Titanic Ship before it sank and the Titanic Centre and Queenstown Story are definitely worth a visit.

 

Cork City – 8km from Hotel

Vibrant Cork is Ireland’s second city and is renowned for its European Capital of Culture title and placement in the Lonely Planet’s Guide top 10 recommended cities to visit. Our city offers the world’s largest natural port, allowing visiting ships to moor in the city centre city, a fantastic sight for all the family. Enjoy our established night life, Irish music sessions and many attractions such as The Old Gaol, The English Market, Cork Opera House, Cork Vision Centre and Shandon Bells.

 

Blarney -  15km from Hotel

Blarney is set in beautiful wooded countryside and is steeped in history and magical charm. For many visitors to Blarney, their first priority is to kiss the famous Blarney Stone high up on the Blarney Castle battlements. Tradition holds that those who kiss the Blarney Stone will be endowed with the gift of eloquence - "the gift of the gab", as the locals call it. The Blarney Woollen Mills is another most when visiting Blarney Town.

 

Local Beaches

The Cork coast is renowned for its many beaches. We have selected our personal favourites to share with you during your stay with us: Garretstown Beach, Garryvoe Beach and Inchydoney Beach.

 

Failte Ireland Experience

 

Failte Ireland Wild Atlantic Way Video.