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See the Unseen

Embark on a magical journey to Cork and let the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa be your luxurious haven. Begin your adventure with the breathtaking Ballycotton Cliff Walk, where the echoes of the Atlantic’s past blend with the present. Continue with a Cork Harbour Cruise, a serene expedition that reveals the harbour’s secret stories and beauty.

Savour the flavours of tradition at Hederman’s Belvelly Smoke House, where the heritage of smoking fish is an experience to cherish with every visit. Discover the quaint charm of Midleton, where Ballymaloe House Hotel and chic boutiques like Halo and L’Atelier offer a warm embrace of Irish elegance.

Explore the mysteries of Spike Island, a historical treasure trove that once served as a fortress and prison1. Conclude your escapade at Fota Wildlife Park, where nature’s untamed beauty awaits to create unforgettable memories.

Explore Cork

Ballycotton Cliff Walk: Often referred to as a hidden gem of East Cork and only a 30-minute drive from the hotel, The Ballycotton Cliff Walk is a stunning 7km walk that’s not to be sniffed at. Shorter loops can be taken also, depending on your preference. The walk kicks off in Ballycotton and ends at Ballyandreen beach. It follows a cliff track with ocean on one side and meadows on the other. The walk is quieter in the morning so advisable to get there early!

Spike Island: Next up, hop aboard a short ferry ride at Kennedy Pier to island number three; Spike Island. In the last 1300 years Spike Island has been host to a 7th century Monastery, a 24 acre Fortress, the largest prison in the world in Victorian times, and centuries of island homes. Tours depart daily on the hour from 11am to 2pm, or if you’re brave enough try their terrifyingly fantastic After Dark Tour which departs at 5pm.

Fota Wildlife Park: Only a 10-minute drive from the hotel, start your morning off with a visit to Fota Wildlife Park. Here you will come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all different parts of the world. if it’s a kangaroo that hops in front of you, or a ring-tailed lemur, which jumps down from a tree, each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories.

Blarney Castle: Speed along to Blarney Castle. Talk the legs off a chair after you kiss the Blarney stone and be blessed with the gift of the gab! But don’t be fooled, the stone only serves a fraction of the charm! Venture into Blarney Gardens & be enchanted by the Wishing Steps, Dungeons, caves & even the Witches’ Kitchen. Get lost in Timeless Blarney!

Described as one of the City’s treasures, a trip to Cork City Gaol is a must! It’s a magnificent castle-like building that once housed 19th century prisoners. Now it’s a unique Visitor Attraction, which shows what life was like for those who ended up behind its walls in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among one of the famous figures imprisoned was Countess Constance Markievicz. The tour will take you through the wings of the Gaol and portray the prisoners filthy living conditions