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Cobh, known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbour and is home to Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal.

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1 - St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh

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2 - St. Colman’s Cathedral

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3 - Shore Excursions in Cobh

The tour begins with a pick up from the cruise liner terminal in Cobh, Cork Harbour, where your driver will be waiting for you to drive to Blarney Castle. Admission to the Blarney Castle and Gardens is included. Take a panoramic drive through Cork City, where your guide will point out the highlights of the southern capital. In the afternoon visit Kinsale and tour Cobh.

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4 - Old Midleton Distillery

   11 km away
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5 - Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

   14 km away

Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral is a Gothic Revival three-spire cathedral in the city of Cork, Ireland. It belongs to the Church of Ireland and was completed in 1879.

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6 - Culinary Tour in Cork

   18 km away

Guests are introduced to the 'City of a Thousand Welcomes' with our experienced, local guides who share their passion and knowledge of their beloved city. Each experience is facilitated by a culinary host with luxury upgrade options. Our events are designed to bring people together, with a mission to deepen human connection through storytelling and food (and drinks, of course!) The tour wanders through Cork's famous food and beverage market, the English Market, in operation since the 18th century. Here guests get to meet and chat with local traders for a bit of 'the craic'( Irish for fun) Cork Culinary Tour takes in the very best the city has to offer. With artisan cheese from local award winning cheesemakers, mouthwatering seafood fresh from the Atlantic, local handmade Irish bread and gourmet handmade country sausage washed down with a creamy pint. The tour finishes in a relaxed gastro-pub where guests can enjoy a light lunch and a local beverage of choice.

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7 - Cork

   14 km away

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, located in the south-west of Ireland, in the province of Munster. Following an extension to the city's boundary in 2019, its population is c. 210,000.

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8 - University College Cork

   14 km away

University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland, and located in Cork.

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9 - Mountain Bike Tours in Cork

   18 km away

On this cycle tour, James Foley, a Cork native, will peel back the layers of time to reveal all of Cork’s charms. Cork boasts over 30 bridges and over 20 church spires. See how many you can count as you explore the city. Through the ages, Cork has produced many notable individuals. Hear of Cork’s most intriguing characters as you pedal around the city. Cycle through colourful streets, city parks, and riverside pathways and discover the evolution of Cork from its beginnings as a Christian settlement to its time as a Viking stronghold and then as the centre of trade for an Empire.

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10 - Hillbilly's

   14 km away
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11 - Ballycotton

   20 km away

Ballycotton is a coastal village in County Cork, Ireland, situated about 25 miles east of Cork city. It is a fishing village that sits on a rocky ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and has a sandy beach that stretches for about 25 kilometres east to Knockadoon Head.

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12 - Bird Watching in Cork

   18 km away

Great opportunity to watch marine wildlife along this coastal stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way - it was designated a whale & dolphin sanctuary in the early 1990s. A beautiful rugged coastline with offshore islands and rock lighthouse called Fastnet. A stable twin-engined boat with bench seating with knowledgeable and experienced skipper. The full duration of the tour is spent at sea, looking for wildlife, to give all passengers the best opportunity to enjoy each trip.

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Bird Watching in Cork things to do in Cobh

13 - Blarney Stone

   21 km away

The Blarney Stone is a block of Carboniferous limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab. The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446.

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14 - Old Head of Kinsale

   31 km away

The Old Head of Kinsale is a headland near Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. A castle has been on the headland since at least the 3rd century, with the current iteration built in 1223.

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15 - Bike Rentals in Cobh

Come discover the town of Youghal, local beaches, villages, cliff walks and woodlands by bike. Cycling offers you the option to make stops when and where you want, to enjoy the beautiful countryside and experience the warm welcome of the local people.

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16 - Lismore Castle

   40 km away

Lismore Castle is the Irish home of the Duke of Devonshire. Located in the town of Lismore in County Waterford in the Republic of Ireland, it belonged to the Earls of Desmond, and subsequently to the Cavendish family from 1753.

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Why should you visit Cobh ?

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Why Travel There?

Cobh, located on the southern coast of Ireland, is a charming seaport town known for its colorful Victorian architecture and rich maritime history. It was the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic and today, it's a gateway to the scenic landscapes of County Cork. It's an ideal destination for history buffs, nature lovers, and those seeking to experience the authentic Irish culture.

How to Get There?

Being one of the major ports in Ireland, it's easy to reach Cobh via sea. Many cruise ships dock here. Alternatively, if you're already in Ireland, you can catch a direct train from Cork city to Cobh which takes about 24 minutes. If you're flying in, the closest airport is Cork Airport. From there, you can take a bus to Cork city and then a train to Cobh.

What to Book in Advance?

To avoid disappointment, book tickets in advance for the Titanic Experience Cobh, a fascinating interactive museum located in the former White Star Line ticket office. If you plan to visit during peak season (June-August), consider booking your accommodations early as well.

What Are The Costs?

Cobh is a relatively affordable destination. Entry fees for most attractions range from €5-€10. Dining out will cost around €15-€30 per person for a main course in a mid-range restaurant. Accommodation in a 3-star hotel ranges from €70-€120 per night.

Best Things To Do

Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre to learn about the town’s emigration history, explore the beautiful St. Colman's Cathedral, and take a boat tour around Cork Harbour. Don't miss out on the Titanic Experience and the Cobh Museum. For nature lovers, a stroll through the Fota Wildlife Park is a must.

Where to Eat?

For a taste of fresh local seafood, head to Gilbert's Restaurant. For traditional Irish fare in a cozy setting, try Kelly's Bar. Alternatively, you can grab a quick bite at the quirky Titanic Bar & Grill.

Where to Stay?

The WatersEdge Hotel offers beautiful water views and comfortable rooms. For a more budget-friendly option, Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites is a good choice. If you prefer a more homely experience, the Knockeven House Bed & Breakfast is highly recommended.

Off The Beaten Path

For a truly unique experience, visit the Spike Island, often referred to as 'Ireland's Alcatraz'. This former prison island is now a popular tourist attraction that offers a glimpse into Ireland's darker past. You can take a ferry from Cobh and explore the island's hauntingly beautiful ruins, old prison cells and lush walking trails.

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