The county is located in the southernmost region of the island and it has a diverse landscape, boasting both several mountain ranges as well as sea cliffs, jutting peninsulas, beautiful beach areas, bays, rivers and swamps. There are regular ferries here from Swansea. It is the perfect destination to book a rental property for a family holiday with the kids, as the rugged natural beauty here offers so many outdoors opportunities and places to visit from your Cork holiday apartment, there's no way you will get bored or run out of things to do!
Favourite Destinations (County Cork)
County Cork holiday lettings - stay on the stunning coastline
Holiday homes in Cork are particularly popular amongst British tourists who want to visit the small villages and islands of Carbery's Hundred Isles in Western Cork (there are actually no more than 50 of these), which are wild and romantic and all have their own fascinating histories about the clans who lived on them hundreds of years ago. Cork, and Ireland in general, is well known for the hospitality of the friendly locals and of course the charming traditional pubs and cottages. Cork has some excellent pubs, which are always a great end point after a tiring cliff walk or kayaking tour, where you can relax, have a few drinks and listen to some of Ireland's finest live folk music. Find out for yourself why Ireland is so famous for its pubs during your stay in one of the self-catering holiday lettings in Cork.
A rich history and lots of attractions - what's not to like?
Cork has plenty of history behind it, so those interested in what went on in the past will also have a lot of things to see and do here. From a holiday home in Cork, you can easily travel to nearby tourist attractions and monuments of interest, for example St Peter and Paul's church, Cobh Cathedral and St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Blarney Castle and Gardens, Barryscourt Castle and Bantry House and Gardens, as well as many other towers, abbeys and forts. If you're not sure which monuments to visit, there are historical and heritage tours to take, where you will be shown the best attractions in the area. From a Cork holiday letting, you can even take part in a dolphin and whale watching tour from Baltimore Harbour, where you can spot seals, turtles, blue sharks and sometimes even sunfish, whales and dolphins, as well as a variety of different bird species.
If you want to get active during your stay here, there are also numerous golf courses in the county where you can practise your skills in a stunning setting. Another attractive destination for golfers where the locals are equally friendly is Saint Andrews in Scotland, where you'll find a selection of comfortable self-catering rental properties and cottages. In the county of Cork, you can also go kayaking and canoeing along the coast. The Old English Market in the centre of the city of Cork attracts thousands of visitors including Heads of State and celebrities and it is a very unique trading place which has been around since the 18th century. Other attractions in Cork city include the City Limits Comedy Club, Fota Wildlife Park and boat tours on the Celtic Sea. Whether you book an apartment, cottage or another type of rental property, you're bound to have a great time!