Discover the wonders of Cobh
Situated on the shores of the second largest natural harbour in the world, the tourist town of Cobh is only 25 minutes by car or train from Cork City. The town is steeped in history and culture where every person, every pier and even the stunning architecture has a story to tell.
The Titanic’s last port of call before embarking on her fatal maiden voyage, Cobh is situated in the lush coastal playground that is Cork Harbour and, backed by rolling hills, it is a destination of choice for anyone who just loves to be by the sea. An abundance of tourist attractions and activities make Cobh the ideal spot for your next getaway; be it a day trip, overnight, weekend or longer break. There is plenty to see and do whatever your interests.
Part of the beauty about visiting Cobh is the fact that it is breath-taking during the summer months and magical during the winter months. As the long evenings draw to a close and the weather gets more unpredictable, Cobh has a great choice of indoor attractions so that clouds can’t dampen your spirits. Attractions such as Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience Cobh and Escapade Cobh along with Coral Leisure Centre allow for year round tourism in a dry and warm environment.
Nestled under the magnificent St. Colman’s Cathedral with its 49 bell carillon and stunning architecture, Cobh looks out onto Spike Island. Accessed via ferry from Cobh, Spike Island has a long and interesting history with some great stories to be told during guided tours around the island, fort, prison and newly constructed visitor centre.
Just five minutes from Fota Island which contains Fota House & Gardens, Fota Wildlife Park and Fota Island Resort, Cobh and its surroundings will keep you busy all year round.
With three hotels all boasting uninterrupted sea views, plenty of homely B&Bs and even a waterfront campervan park, there is plenty of accommodation to choose from to cater for all needs and party sizes. Be you a lone traveller, an exploring couple, a fun loving family or an adventure seeking group there is accommodation and activities to suit your every need all year round.
A myriad of festivals and events complement the views, scenery, attractions and activities that Cobh has to offer each year. Cobh and Cork Harbour play host to the Cobh International Sea Angling Festival in September the return of the Cobh Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival for the 11th year running. This three day festival is full of free live music in several venues around the town and attracts musicians and tourists from all around the world each year.
In October Ghoulsley’s Manor returns to Cuskinny Court with Grymm Tales. This immersive and interactive Halloween experience for families allows you to meet the unusual occupants of the haunted Manor in this hilariously ghoulish experience.
In December Cuskinny Court transforms again into The Cork Outpost for the North Pole once again. The Cork North Pole Outpost Experience is a fun and imaginative theatrical production bringing to life the real values of a Cork good ol’ fashioned Christmas.
Cobh will once again be full of activity this autumn and winter with magical activities being complemented by indoor attraction making Cobh the perfect spot for your next getaway, whatever the time of the year.