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Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

1. 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.

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What people are saying about Cork Opera House

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

This was my first time spending quality time in cork, and my first time to do a walking tour in cork. I must say it was the best experience I have had and how lucky to meet Noel Welch. What a treasure you have with Noel, a man who was born and reared in Cork. He loves this city, and knows so much about it. The way he imparts the words in wisdom and experience in cork was memorable. We’ll be back Margarita and Peadar

We enjoyed our walking tour of Cork. We had a seasoned guide who did a great job. He went over the stated time but we were ok with it since it was a nice day.

The tour was great and very interesting. It wasn't just about years. My daughter is 20 years old and was also enthusiastic about the tour.

Great walk around Cork. Saw places we would not have found in our own and learned a lot of information about the city.

Official local guide departing from the tourism center. Excellent explanations