Attractions Nearby Cobh is situated in the Port of Cork on the Great Island in the heart of the South West of Ireland, an ideal location for vacations in Ireland, or as a base for touring Ireland. Nearby, within an easy drive are many of Ireland's best known attractions. The region is also renowned for family fun and sporting activities with two championship golf courses, Fota and Cork Golf Club a short distance from the island. Book A Tour

The wonderfully restored Fota House and world renowned arboretum and gardens as well as Fota Wildlife Park are just 4 miles from Cobh. Here, you can come face to face with over 90 species of wildlife. Other attractions nearby include Barryscourt Castle, a fully restored 15th Century Tower House, similar to the famous Blarney Castle, just north of Cork City. Close by, the Old Midleton Distillery holds the largest pot still in the world and will bring you to the center of Irish whiskey making. Additional guided walking tours of Ireland are available around the historic town of Youghal, home to Sir Walter Raleigh.

Cork City, just 14 miles from Cobh, is Ireland’s third city and home to 123,000 people. It is a compact, vibrant city, filled with history, charm, culture and creativity and famous for the friendliness of its people and sports. The City was founded by St Finbarr over 1,000 years ago it has grown from a trading merchant city to a cosmopolitan 21st century city of today. It began on an island in the swampy estuary of the River Lee (the name Corcaigh means a marsh).Today the river flows through Cork City in two main channels. There are many attractions in the city, including Finbarrs Cathedral built in 1865 on the site of the monastery founded by St. Finbarr in the 7th Century.

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Also of interest is the Blackrock Castle Observatory, the Cork City Gaol and the Cork English Market. The market is one of the oldest of its kind and has been trading since 1788. It draws on the best local produce from the surrounding countryside and the superb Atlantic seafood from the Cork coastline.

The City has a rich cultural heritage and was the European Capital of Culture in 2005. There are several galleries in the City well worth visiting with an eclectic mixture of old and new. These include the Crawford Gallery, the Cork Vision Centre and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery which is located in the beautiful campus of University College Cork.

The seaside town of Kinsale is only 29 miles from Cobh and well worth a visit. 90 Minutes will take you to the famous Lakes of Killarney or to Waterford, to visit the famous Waterford Crystal factory.

Choose From Six Different Tours

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Cork City Ramble
The Cork City Ramble is a new and exciting guided walking tour around the fascinating centre of Cork City. It explores the monastic origins, the merchant trade, the amazing geography and the stunning architecture of Ireland's 2nd City.
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The Titanic Trail
The original daily operated Titanic Trail guided walking tour has been steadfastly enthralling thousands of visitors since 1998. Highly recommended by critics and filmed by multiple travel and documentary tv programmes. Unmissable if you are in Cobh. Duration 1 hour
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Titanic Trail Virtual Tour
During this 30-minute (filmed to full high definition TV documentary standard) virtual tour, the acclaimed historian and military man, Dr Michael Martin, takes the viewer on an extraordinary journey through Cobh (formerly known as Queenstown). Watch as people and places are brought to life through a compelling narrative that reveals the truth behind the town that witnessed a flood of emigration in the 19th Century, became the last port of call for the RMS Titanic in 1912 and the location where RMS Lusitania victims were brought ashore in 1915. Receive a unique access code to view the film and a personalised copy of Martin’s Titanic Trail booklet and a Titanic Trail certificate of completion mailed to any postal address in the world.
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Cobh Ghost Tour
Learn the fascinating dark stories of Cobh and its twilight folklore. Haunted buildings, ghostly apparitions and timeless stories related on this 1 hour walk through the darkened streets of the town.
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Titanic Train Day Excursion
The Titanic Train Day Excursion takes the visitors on a journey from Cork to Cobh along the same rail line used by original Titanic passengers in 1912. On arrival guests take the Titanic Trail Guided Walking tour, receive a copy of the Titanic Trail booklet and return to Cork by train with their own rail ticket. Plenty of time for leisure and exploring the town after tours.
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Cobh Cultural Tour
Combination of the Titanic Trail guided walking tour and visit to the renowned Queenstown Story Heritage Centre
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Titanic Insights Tour
A combination the Titanic Trail Guided Walking tour followed by admission to the Titanic Experience museum, housed in the original White Star Line Building from where passengers departed on April 11th 1912
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Titanic Centenary Tour
Titanic Centenary Tour. In addition to the amazing Titanic Trail, this tour includes a package of one of Fr Browne's Titanic Album prints and a copy of the Titanic Trail souvenir booklet.
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