National Monument, Cork

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Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Set out on a walking tour accompanied by a local guide. In a one-hour stroll through the city centre you will learn about Cork's history as a transatlantic and European trading hub. Walk along the curved main street, following the route of the river beneath it. Marvel at Cork Opera House and across the river, see the shape of Shandon church, with its distinctive red and white brick bell tower and clockfaces. Next, stroll down Carey's Lane to visit the Hugenot cemetery, before heading to the Coal Quay and Cornmarket Street. Along the widest street in Cork, Grand Parade, see Bishop Lucy Park, the Berwick fountain and the National memorial. Hear about Nano Nagle and her extensive humanitarian work in bringing education to the poorest classes while standing on a footbridge named in her honour. Then, explore St Finbar's Cathedral, the South Gate Bridge and Elizabeth Fort. See the boathouse entrances in the leading business quarter of the city known as South Mall. Finish the tour in Princes Street, at the main entrance to Cork's fascinating English Market.

Cork Private Walking Tour

Cork Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Cork, the rebel city of Ireland. Over the centuries, the city survived and flourished, despite the Viking invasion and later the Irish Civil War. This city is an architectural delight for visitors. Today, many of Cork's tourist attractions recollect its long history, and you'll find it to be an energetic, bustling city with lots of things to do. Explore its magnificent churches, the aromatic English Market, its narrow streets crammed with shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, and stretch your legs by walking along the scenic river Lee. As you stroll from site to site in this charm-laden city, you will hear fun facts and tales about its rich history, culture, and people

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(19 reviews)

Nice tour with many new insights guided by wonderful Mary. Last journey-stop was the English Market - a great spot to continue the Cork sightseeing

Wow, the history of Cork is unbelievable! Our guide Jared was very knowledgeable and made the tour very fun.

Our tour was excellent and our guide 'Noel' was fabulous. Thank you so much. Leon & Angela David.

Noel is very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.

Great historical info. Easy to keep up. Lovely town.