Cork Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland
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About this experience

Dive into the fascinating history of Cork on a stroll from its port on the River Lee through the bustling city center. Listen to the history of the Rebel City as told by an honorary Corkonian and local tour guide with this audio guide. \n\n

See how the city got the nickname of the Rebel City as you learn about the events and colorful characters that gave Cork its contrarian nature. Discover the city’s top sights as well as some often overlooked areas where a marshy landscape was transformed into the vibrant city that Cork is today. \n\n

Throughout the walk, see the buildings, eateries, and public spaces that give this city its special charm. Detect the mixture of international and national influences and learn why people from all over the world have made the city their home. \n\n

Pass by the hotel where famous Irish statesman Michael Collins spent his last night on earth, located on the bustling MacCurtain Street with its Victorian architecture and international eateries. Find out why the city once had the world's largest butter exchange and learn about Cork's secret French connection. \n\n

Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.\n\n

After your walk, you can return to the best spots to relax by the river, grab a pint of the city’s finest porter, or people watch from one of the many cafés recommended by the audio guide.

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  • Duration

    1 hour

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  • Destination

    Wild Atlantic Way

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  • Best time to visit

    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Summer
  • Nearby stations

    • Limerick railway station
    • Cork Airport
    • Shannon Airport

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