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Best of Cork Guide

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Cork
You can expect to cross many bridges when in Cork. Ireland's third- largest city began life as an island and now spans both banks of the River Lee, with watery channels running beneath some of its main thoroughfares. The best way to experience this hilly southern seaport is on foot, following the signposted walking tour past St Finn Barre's Cathedral and the riverside quadrangle of University College up the hill to red and white Shandon Church. Along the way, you'll meet plenty of the city's talkative residents.

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Nano Nagle Place
Nano Nagle Place
Owner description: Nano Nagle Place is a restored walled convent with beautiful hidden gardens and graveyards, the fab Good Day Deli garden café and design & book shop in the centre of bustling Cork... more Owner description: Nano Nagle Place is a restored walled convent with beautiful hidden gardens and graveyards, the fab Good Day Deli garden café and design & book shop in the centre of bustling Cork city. Our state of the art heritage centre tells the extraordinary story 18th century Cork and how Nano Nagle worked tirelessly to educate the poor of the city. History, heritage, culture, great food & coffee, stunning architecture & landscaping and a very warm welcome await! Come and explore all that's good in Cork! less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Spike Island
Spike Island
Owner description: Discover Ireland's Captains & Convicts, Rebels and Rioters & Sinners and Saints at Spike Island Cork, voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction of 2017! The Island is located off... more Owner description: Discover Ireland's Captains & Convicts, Rebels and Rioters & Sinners and Saints at Spike Island Cork, voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction of 2017! The Island is located off the coast of Cobh in Cork harbour & has over 1300 years of Irish history. From an island monastery & fortress to the world's largest prison in the 1850's and centuries of island homes. Your journey starts with a ferry ride before Ireland's best storytellers take you on a guided tour of the outer island and fortress. You can then self explore our prison cells, fortress, beautiful island walks and also use our on-site cafe. Attractions include the 1850's punishment block with its dark cells, the 1980's prison cells and riot exhibition, Ireland's largest artillery gun park and several penal, military and social history museums. With activities for children and families and guided and self-guided tours, Spike Island has something for everyone. Groups welcome, audioguides in French, German and English available. less
Attraction type: Islands; Historical & Heritage Tours
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Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Lovely walk suitable for all ages. (Children must be accompanied and not suitable for buggies)
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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Camden Fort Meagher
Camden Fort Meagher
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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University College Cork (UCC)
University College Cork (UCC)
Owner description: University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a student experience second to none in Ireland. A learning... more Owner description: University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a student experience second to none in Ireland. A learning community where the student is at the heart of everything and the special relationship between student and lecturer is primary to our unique ethos. The campus is located a mere ten minutes walk from the heart of Cork city, a former European Capital of Culture. Cork is listed as a top ten location in the Lonely Planet guide which states it “has always had an unshakeable self-confidence and innate sense of pride”, a description which is equally applicable to the University itself less
Attraction type: Educational sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Golden Elephant Thai Cuisine
Golden Elephant Thai Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 680 Restaurants in Cork
Price: USD 37 - USD 68
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Haveli Indian Restaurant
Haveli Indian Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 680 Restaurants in Cork
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe Paradiso
Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #3 of 680 Restaurants in Cork
Price: USD 28 - USD 49
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas
South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas
Ranked #4 of 680 Restaurants in Cork
Price: USD 10 - USD 22
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse
Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse
Ranked #5 of 680 Restaurants in Cork
Cuisines: Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Fernroyd House B&B
Fernroyd House B&B
USD 43 - USD 62 (EUR 35 - EUR 50)
Ranked #1 of 59 Cork B&B and Inns
Glencairn Bed and Breakfast
Glencairn Bed and Breakfast
USD 31 - USD 49 (EUR 25 - EUR 40)
Ranked #3 of 59 Cork B&B and Inns
Anam Cara B&B
Anam Cara B&B
USD 62 - USD 99 (EUR 50 - EUR 80)
Ranked #11 of 59 Cork B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Cork International Hotel
4.0 of 5
Cork International Hotel
USD 119 - USD 193
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Cork
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The Kingsley
4.0 of 5
The Kingsley
USD 126 - USD 253 (EUR 102 - EUR 205)
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Cork
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Creedon's Bed & Breakfast
Creedon's Bed & Breakfast
USD 120 - USD 206 (EUR 97 - EUR 167)
Ranked #4 of 59 Cork B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hayfield Manor Hotel
5.0 of 5
Hayfield Manor Hotel
USD 242 - USD 480 (EUR 196 - EUR 388)
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Cork
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The River Lee
4.0 of 5
The River Lee
USD 168 - USD 319
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Cork
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The Montenotte Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Montenotte Hotel
USD 151 - USD 363 (EUR 122 - EUR 294)
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Cork
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