Stroll Back Into History
If you are drawn to the freedom approach, then a personal journey of Cork on one of the open-top buses is, by far the best way to discover the Viking, medieval, Elizabethan, Victorian past of the city. It is even better on foot as you are free to explore at your own pace and experience the sounds and smells which are as part a part of the city as the sights.
There are several excellent booklets on Cork's historic past and equipped with one of these you can return to an earlier time when waterways instead of streets stretched in every direction, haughty noblemen emerged from their fine town houses, and busy sailors unloaded silks, spices, wines and exotic foodstuffs from boats tied up at ancient stone steps.
Then there’s Cork City shopping…need I say more?! A hubbub of activity that ties in Cork’s merry culture and high street stores. You will come across Roches Stores, Dunnes stores and Brown Thomas; all worth a peek and a buy!
Our hotel staff are equally educated in Cork’s attractions and can assist your activity planning. We can also provide you with information and directions.
There is so much to explore in Cork, you may need a few visits!
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Book your stay at the luxury Cork hotel Maryborough Hotel and Spa with a choice of deluxe, executive and spa guestrooms. Then sit back and plan your perfect holiday visiting Cork and Cork City plus a host of other attractions and activities in Cork.