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Cork

4.2
Castles · Flea Markets · Islands

Popular things to do in Cork

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Castle
Blarney Castle & Gardens Blarney
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Cork City Gaol
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Nano Nagle Place
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Spike Island
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges. Asked to describe their city in a few words, locals often define it as the "real capital of Ireland." The walkable town center, situated on an island formed by river channels, serves as Cork's main shopping and dining area, attracting a growing number of discerning foodies from around Europe. A dynamic city with a modern outlook, Cork features a lively nightlife scene packed with trendy bars and clubs, though the traditional pub with live music and local cuisine remains a regional institution and a major tourist attraction. Take a look at our Ireland route builder website to refine the details of your trip to Cork.

Side trips from Cork

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National Park
Killarney National Park Killarney
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Bunratty
4.4
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Garden
Muckross House Killarney
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Zoo
Fota Wildlife Park Carrigtwohill
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Cork

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Educational Site
University College Cork (UCC)
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Blarney Stone Blarney
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Church
St. Anne's Church
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Garden
Glenview Gardens & Fairy Trail
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Cork

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Flea Market
The English Market
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Records and Relics
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bunker Vinyl and Studio
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Blarney Woollen Mills Blarney
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Cork

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Specialty Museum
Collins Barracks Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Cork Public Museum
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Butter Museum
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Military Museum
Independence Museum Kilmurry
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Cork

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Religious Site
Holy Trinity Church
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Walking Area
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Camden Fort Meagher
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Grace Christian Church
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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