See what makes Cork so special
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork is located right in the heart of a host of great attractions for young and old alike. Being just 10 minutes from the city centre and based within seconds of an arterial road, means you’re never far from the fun and it couldn’t be easier to reach. As a result, there are a number of top tourist attractions located just a short journey from the hotel. From the unforgettable Fota Wildlife Park and elegant English Market, to the bell-ringing Shandon Tower and the beautifully death-defying Blarney Castle, here are some we highly recommend you make time for:
Mahon Point Shopping Centre – 6.7km
With over 50 leading shops, plenty of bars and cafes, a multi-screen cinema and 2,000 free parking spaces, this is the largest shopping centre outside Dublin and the ideal shopping destination for the Munster region, all within easy access of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork.
Blarney Castle And Stone – 8.6km
This historic castle is most famous for its stone, which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it.
Fota Wildlife Park – 8.7km
Ireland’s wildest attraction, Fota Wildlife Park is set on 100 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour. It’s a unique place where you can come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world.
While at the castle you can enjoy daily planetarium shows to learn about the wonders of the night sky, send a message to space at the pan galactic station and play the comet chaserto to save the earth.
English Market – 9.2km
Situated in the heart of Cork City, the English Market is a roofed food market that has been trading since 1788. Developed and still owned by Cork City Council, the market is one of the oldest municipal markets of its kind in the world.
Crawford Art Gallery – 9.3KM
The Crawford Art Gallery is a public art gallery and museum in the city of Cork. Admission to the Gallery and its exhibitions is free.
Cork Butter Museum – 9.4km
The Butter Museum is a unique Cork institution, celebrating one of the great success stories of Ireland, the butter trade.
Enjoy the unique experience of ringing the world-famous Shandon Bells from the first floor. Then, climb 132 steps and enjoy spectacular 360degree views of the city from 120feet up.
Fitzgerald Park – 10.8KM
Named after Edward Fitzgerald, a Lord Mayor of Cork in 1901, this picturesque offers a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. From the beautiful tree lined avenues and brimming flower beds, to the many statues and the fantastic large central fountain, this 18 acre park is a wonderful treat.
Cork Public Museum – 10.9KM
Housed in a mid-19th century building within Fitzgerald Park in the Mardyke area of the city, the museum’s exhibits focus mainly on the history and archaeology of the Cork area.
Cork City Gaol – 11KM
Cork City Gaol is a magnificent castle-like building which once housed 19th century prisoners. Take a trip back in time and wander through the wings of the Gaol, accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates and the jingle of the warders’ keys.
University College Cork – 11km
The university was founded in 1845 and renowned for the quality of its academic programmes, the beauty of its campus and its vibrant student life.