Cork

Ireland

Cork featuring a coastal town, rocky coastline and landscape views

4/5Top Destination

Experience the local cuisine, history, and live music in Cork!

Explore the historic city of Cork—gourmet restaurants, shopping, and popular sights from Bells of Shandon to Cork City Hall.

Known for

Shopping, Dining and Historical Buildings

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Where to stay in Cork

Shandon
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Shandon

Friendly People, Bars, Dining

4.5/5 (7 Ratings)

Shandon is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Bells of Shandon and St. Anne's Shandon Church while you're in town.

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Top Hotels in Cork

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Clayton Hotel Cork City
4 out of 5
Lapps Quay, Cork, Cork
$135/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,151 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cork City Hall, Bells of Shandon, and St. Anne's Shandon Church. Saint Fin Barre's ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,151 reviews)

"The position of the hotel was great, just a very short walk into the city."…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Clayton Hotel Cork City
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Jurys Inn Cork
4 out of 5
Andersons Quay, Cork, Cork
$104/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.1/5Very Good! (1,408 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Custom House and Cork City Hall. Bells of Shandon and St. Anne's Shandon Church ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,408 reviews)

"We had a quick one night stay before we continued on our road trip. Front desk staff was quick to check us in, the room was good and the morning breakfast was great."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Jurys Inn Cork
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Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City
4 out of 5
Southmall, Cork, Co. Cork
$125/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.5/5Wonderful! (156 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Crane Lane Theatre and Cork City Hall. Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral and Bells of Shandon ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (156 reviews)

"Great location very comfortable and clean. Staff extremely helpful and very friendly. Lovely breakfast to start your day"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City

Popular things to do in Cork

Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral
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Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

4.5/5 (34 Ratings)

With its richly decorated façade and opulent interior designs, this mid-19th century cathedral is one of Cork’s most instantly recognizable monuments.

St. Anne's Shandon Church
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St. Anne's Shandon Church

4/5 (14 Ratings)

Ring a set of famous bells, admire beautiful stained-glass windows and enjoy panoramic views of Cork at this striking 18th-century church.

Blackrock Castle
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Blackrock Castle

4.5/5 (21 Ratings)

Have fun with hands-on science exhibits, visit an interactive theater and learn about Cork’s past while you explore this 400-year-old riverfront castle.

Fitzgerald Park
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Fitzgerald Park

4.5/5 (20 Ratings)

Enjoy picnics on landscaped lawns, visit a city history museum and attend free summer concerts at this attractive riverfront park.

English Market
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English Market

4.5/5 (91 Ratings)

Shop for fresh produce from around the world and sample traditional Cork dishes at this historic food market inside a grand Victorian building.

Cork City Gaol
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Cork City Gaol

4/5 (20 Ratings)

Experience the harshness of Irish penal life in the 19th century as you wander amid the cells of this architecturally impressive former prison.

Top activities in Cork

Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle & Cahir Castle Day Tour
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Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle & Cahir Castle Day Tour

$67

Venture out of Dublin for a day spent soaking in the history and scenery of Ireland among the emerald hills of the south. Visit medieval Blarney Castle, explore cosmopolitan, riverside Cork at your leisure, and stop to see the centuries-old structures atop one of Ireland's wonders—the Rock of Cashel.

Shore Excursion: Cork (Cobh) Highlights and Blarney Castle
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Shore Excursion: Cork (Cobh) Highlights and Blarney Castle

$70

Join a fabulous trip to the famous Blarney Castle as on your way, you’ll enjoy a panoramic drive of Cork city together with some stunning Irish countryside while your professional English speaking guide will give you some information about the local most meaningful sights.

Vacation Photographer in Cork
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Vacation Photographer in Cork

$31

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Tour in Spanish: Cahir Castle, Cork City and Rock of Cashel
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Tour in Spanish: Cahir Castle, Cork City and Rock of Cashel

$83

TOUR IN SPANISH Come with us to the south of Ireland to visit some of the most spectacular places that this wonderful island offers. We will visit the impressive Cahir Castle, the picturesque city of Cork and the renowned medieval site of the Rock of Cashel.

Cork Airport to Tralee taxi transfer with wifi on board
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Cork Airport to Tralee taxi transfer with wifi on board

$71

Taxi driver speaks English and will stop any time , you wish for caffe or toilet. during transfer, customers can use free wifi. bottled water is also provided. During the trip, customers can admire beauty of Irish countryside.

Cork, Cobh & Blarney Castle 1-Day Rail Tour
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Cork, Cobh & Blarney Castle 1-Day Rail Tour

$132

Explore southern Ireland with a day away from Dublin in County Cork. Hear the history of the famous Blarney Castle and partake in the tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone. Discover Cork’s maritime past as you tour some of the city’s highlights, including the famous harbor and island town of Cobh.

Reviews of Cork

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 21, 2019

Its not a charming a place as others in Ireland, came from visiting Kilkenny and Cobh which were nicer towns

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 21, 2019

Courteous people, pretty awesome place to go

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 6, 2019

Very sweet vibrant small city. Tons of shopping cool cafes and every type of pub you may desire.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 2, 2019

Awesome city with great people. Very friendly and helpfull.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 1, 2019

Very hard to find parking

3/5 - Okay

Erottan

Jul 30, 2019

Good city but not necessarily kid friendly