Cork, Ireland

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Cork Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Cork

Cork-City-HallLocated in South West Ireland, Cork is the largest of Ireland's counties. In this destination, rich farmlands contrast starkly with the sandstone hills and the long coastline is characterised by soft golden sands.

Whether tourists wish to stay in lavish country houses, modern boutique hotels in Cork or inexpensive family-run accommodation, the city offers something to suit their needs. Among the most popular places to stay are Cork hotels situated in ancient castles, where tourists can experience a taste of Cork's past, yet immerse themselves in modern conveniences.

Top Things in Cork

Bantry House and Gardens is a great place for visitors to explore the one of Ireland's finest historic houses. The house provides a magnificent view over Bantry Bay.

Blarney Castle Estate is home to the famous Blarney Stone. The stone is the object of desire of thousands of visitors each year and kissing it is believed to bestow the gift of eloquence.

An intriguing local attraction, Cork City Goal gives visitors the chance to explore the life of 19th century prisoners.

Cork Hotels

Cork-City-University-CampusThere are hundreds of places to stay, including cheap hotels in Cork, luxury hotels and independent, family-run hotels. Wherever you decide to take a break in the region and whoever you choose to travel with, be it a small group of friends or a large family, you will be able to find rich heritage and breathtaking landscape near to your chosen accommodation in Cork.

Kids and Families

Home to over 90 different animal species, Fota Wildlife Park is a popular family attraction. Visitors to the park are able to see the conservation efforts of the rangers in action. Children will love a visit to the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll. The sanctuary provides care and permanent homes for donkeys in need of tender loving care. Families looking for a relaxing day out may like to take a trip to Ballymaloe Gardens, where there is a Celtic maze to explore.

Getting around by car

Cork Airport to Cork: 17 min (7 km) via N27

Dublin to Cork: 3 h 3 min (266 km) via M7 and M8

Shannon to Cork: 1 h 45 min (119 km) via N20

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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