In addition to several shopping centres in the city centre including Merchants Quay & Paul Street, the most recent and modern development in Cork has been the establishment of Opera Lane, located the heart of the city centre, Opera Lane offers the best shopping fashion mix in Cork and Munster. Home to premium fashion stores H&M, Gap, Topshop, Topman, River Island, New Look, Tommy Hilfiger and Therapie.
There are a number of large shopping centres on the outskirts of the city, particularly those at Mahon Point, Wilton, Blackpool, Ballyvolane and Douglas with hundreds of fashion outlets, technology stores, supermarkets, DIY meccas and lots more.
Many visitors to Cork like to visit Blarney and its famous castle and stone. The long established and impressive Blarney Woollen Mills Gift Store is another major attraction for visitors and is only a 15 minute drive from the Clayton Hotel Cork City in the city centre. After a long day of shopping, you may want to take a break and enjoy a drink at the Jameson bar or learn more about Irish whiskey at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery with the Jameson Experience. It’s only a 20 minute drive away!
A Visit to Cork is not complete without a visit to the famous English Market. If you are looking for fresh locally sourced produce to bring away with you following your stay in Cork, you need go no further than the English Market. Located in the centre of Cork city you can access it from a number of streets including; Grande Parade, Patrick Street, Princes Street and Oliver Plunkett Street which has the closest access from Clayton Hotel Cork City. At the Grande Parade entrance, have a look at one of the oldest stalls in the market, selling nothing but two traditional Cork delicacies, tripe and drisheen. The Queen of England visited in 2011 and commented that her visit to Cork was one of the highlights of her inaugural trip to Ireland something all us here at the Clayton Hotel Cork City are very proud of.
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