Ireland’s largest county deserves more than 24 hours, but here is how to make the absolute best of a short city break in Cork!
Food is one of Cork’s biggest attractions, so don’t waste any time and go straight to Cork’s English Market. This 18th century covered market is a foodies paradise! Visitors have a large selection of stalls to choose from with traders selling organic and locally produced food.
After leaving the market, cross St Patrick’s Street’s busy shopping area and explore Crawford Art Gallery, home to over 2,000 works including much loved Irish artists and a collection of classical, period and contemporary art. One of the Gallery’s focal points is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts.
Stroll along the river Lee towards Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, a Gothic Revival-style cathedral on the same site where the city’s patron saint established his 7th century monastery. The building contains over a thousand sculptures, elaborate mosaics and home to Ireland’s largest church organ.
Returning back to Clayton Hotel Cork City, Nano Nagle Place is Cork’s best-kept secret! A recently restored complex of historic buildings and grounds, with Good Day Deli being the ideal location for some lunch or a snack.
Wind down your day with a pint of the local stout (Beamish or Murphy’s) in a nearby pub such the famous traditional Irish music bar Sin E or try some of the city’s terrace bars such as Cask and The Courthouse on Sober Lane.
Why not make a getaway to Cork extra special by booking an executive or river view room in Clayton Hotel Cork City? Enjoy wonderful views of the city and River Lee in your complimentary robes and slippers.