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10 reasons to visit Cork

Posted on: 2022-10-17 12:39:57Cork City
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10 reasons to visit Cork

If you’re still unsure whether you want to visit Cork or not, let us give you 10 good reasons why you should visit it.


1.       Foodie Capital

… Cork is well-known for its delicious food and high-quality produce.


2.       Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

… each year at the end of October the city will be filled with lots of live music.


3.       Many beautiful and close by towns to visit

… a not to long car-drive or train-ride away you will be able to visit many beautiful smaller towns near Cork city. Each has to offer something that is remarkable. Nearby towns for example are Cobh, Kinsale, Blarney, and Midleton.


4.       If you’re into Irish history: Stay at the Imperial Hotel where Michael Collins spent his last night

… Michael Collins was known as an Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician who was a leading figure in the early-20th century struggle for Irish independence.

Michael Collins spent his last night on earth in room 115 at The Grande Dame of Cork, The Imperial Hotel, 100 years ago, before he was killed on that fateful day at Béal na Bláth, West Cork. We have since transformed room 115 into something incredibly special, the Michael Collins Suite.


5.       Also known as the rebel county

… Cork’s history of rebellion can be traced back at least as far as the 9th-century arrival of the Vikings.

The city itself and surrounding ones are filled with historical monuments. There are many places to visit to get to more know about the city’s history, like the military museum, the Cork City Gaol or Spike Island.


6.       Shandon Bells

… reaching 37 metres high, enjoy a 360 view of Cork city from the church tower and ring the bells, which can be heard over the city.


7.       Cork City itself as its very compact and walkable

… all attractions in Cork City are very walkable and can be very easily reached by just walking. As the city centre is very compact it is very easy to get around on foot.

There are also Cork City Walking Maps for you to take a self-guided walking tour around Cork city.


8.       Blackrock Observatory

…is the oldest surviving structure still in use in the city of Cork. The historic castle has served as an Admiralty Court, a lighthouse, a signalling station, and a gun battery, defending the river approach to Cork. The old castle is now used as a centre for scientific research, outreach, and communication.


9.       The English Market

… find a variety of different fresh produce and wide selection of fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat. It is one of the oldest food markets and serves fresh, local produce with traditional Cork foods as well as international delights.


10.   The music scene on Oliver Plunkett Street

… if you walk along the street filled with many beautiful boutiques you will come across many different street artists who perform on the street in their spare time. They are always an attraction as many people gather around them.


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Book your stay now to don’t miss out on these amazing adventures above and get to experience Cork city at its best.