When people think of Ireland, they might immediately think of Dublin, but recent statistics have shown that Cork is one of the most visited cities, not just in Ireland, but in the world. Cork was actually the only city in Ireland to make the list of the top 10 tourist destinations, put together by Lonely Planet travel guide and featured along cities including Singapore.
Over the years, Cork has definitely set up its own identity and has become known as the lively and fun city that it is. Cork is attracting a younger crowd which is helping it achieve its popularity, as there is no doubt, according to word of mouth, about how awesome the city has become. “Corks time has definitely come!” said the magazine. In addition to the busy atmosphere in Cork, it’s also known for its fine eateries offering a range of dishes for all different tastes. The bars and restaurants are definitely unique, with many of them showing a quirky personality. Cork is quite sophisticated because it has so much more to offer than the drinking culture, which perhaps other areas of Ireland are known for.
University College Cork also helps the tourism in the country due to the sheer number of graduates every year actually moving to the city or visiting back and forth with family and friends. Some of the other top landmarks in the city include the Cliffs of Moher, Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral and Blackrock Castle.
Cork wouldn’t be as popular as it is if it wasn’t for the amazing accommodation in the area, which there is. There are such a wide variety of hotels in the city. Whether you are looking for something luxurious or cheaper, the options are endless, so search online and find one that fully meets your needs.