The harbour town of Cork is a great destination for a short break or family holiday. Located in the province of Munster in southern Ireland, it has a number of great attractions for all the family.
Blarney Castle and its famous stone are within easy reach for day trips and in the evening you can enjoy Cork's hospitality in any one of the many pubs or restaurants.
Getting to Cork is easy, with flights available to Cork International Airport (ORK) from across the UK or via Dublin Airport (DUB). The best way to get around on a holiday whilst sticking to your own itinerary is to look into car hire in Cork.
Southern Ireland is renowned for its magnificent landscapes and historical towns with stunning architecture and you will want to see it all. Cork car hire is available from the airport, allowing you to set out on your holiday immediately.
Most travellers usually go out of their way to avoid the local prison when on holiday but Cork City Goal is well worth a visit. This stunning heritage centre is open seven days a week. The Butter Museum is also a popular attraction, located in the Shandon area of the city and you could also take a look at the nearby Church of St Anne's overlooking the River Lee. If churches are of interest to you, then St Fin Barre's Cathedral is also worth a visit.
Thirsty visitors may be interested in the twice-weekly tours held in the Beamish Brewery. Check the website for dates and times.
Cork is full of culture and has an impressive literary history. Don't miss the amazing Crawford Art Gallery and also the stunning Opera House.
If you have taken advantage of Cork car hire then you could also look to travel further afield. Wexford and Kerry are both within driving distance.
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