City Breaks - Fota Wildlife Park

City Breaks

City Breaks

The perfect spot for a romantic weekend away from everyday life, Fota is becoming ever more popular with couples.

Easily accessible by air and rail, there are lots of places to see in Cork – and Cork’s Harbour Islands are the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Whether you are looking to relax or have a more adventurous break, with great food, fabulous accommodation and spas as well as plently of ourdoor activities and wildlife the Cork Harbour Islands have something for everyone. If travelling to Cork from abroad please see for a full list of connections and advice on travelling to Cork.

Our the Great Island is the historical town of Cobh, famous for its link to an ill-fated liner, a new attraction – Titanic Experience Cobh – has opened in the town. Visitors can reach Cobh by train in 25 minutes from Kent Station, Cork and enjoy the Titanic Trail walking tour before making their way around its colourful quay-side streets.

Cork’s growing reputation for great food has developed from the wonderfully fresh and local produce available throughout the county on a daily basis. No City Break is complete without eating out at least once in Cork City and visitors won’t have to look very hard to find a nice eatery as there’s one on almost every corner.

Some of the most popular include The Cornstore, Market Lane, Star Anise and Café Paradiso, but there are options to suit every taste bud and make sure to drop by The English Market to taste some of the traders’ finest wares during daytime hours.

Also accessible by car and train is the Jameson Experience in Midleton. Ireland is famous worldwide for its brewing and distilling traditions and Jameson afford the public to gain real insight into their business at their visitors centre in east Cork. Guides take you through the story behind Jameson Irish Whiskey and bring you to see the site’s giant waterwheel, which once powered the entire operation, as well as the largest Pot Still in the world.

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