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Where to stay in Cork

Vacation rentals in Cork

There are 97 vacation rentals near Cork for all manner or mood of travel, availability of time off, and size of budget. So, if you are hoping for an affordable Cork vacation, you can find 10% rentals under $87/night. Or if you are willing to splurge on a luxury vacation in Cork, there are 10 between $299 and $759/night. Whether you are sleeping by yourself or with a significant other, or are travelling with a group of 197 there are short term home and apartment rentals in Cork to fit your vacation needs. The most popular types of short-term rental homes in Cork are hotels, condos and houses. Cork has been a frequently searched travel destination this year and continues to grow in popularity. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of vacation rental availability from leading travel sites like Vrbo (Vacation Rentals By Owner),, and many more. Search your travel dates to find available Cork vacation homes for your trip.

Where Is Cork in Ireland?

The second-largest city in Ireland, Cork is situated in the southwestern region of the country. The city is located in County Cork within the province of Munster. County Cork borders Kerry to the west, Limerick to the north, Tipperary to the northeast, Waterford to the east, and the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

What Is Cork, Ireland Known For?

With the same vibrant spirit as Dublin wrapped up in a welcoming small-city vibe, Cork and its labyrinthine mazes of narrow streets promise some of the most enjoyable experiences to be had anywhere in the country. The second-largest city in Ireland, Cork is cheerfully referred to as “the real capital of Ireland.” Liberal, youthful, and cosmopolitan, Cork is in a state of renaissance, continuously reinventing itself with revitalized streets and spruced-up stretches of a serene waterfront. While being home to a quirky and eclectic hipster scene, Cork is still rooted in its Irish traditions with its grand Georgian city center and atmospheric 17th-century alleyways. The winding streets are flanked by cozy pubs, bohemian shops, stylish cafes, and a diverse range of restaurants that pride itself on being the best gourmet scene in the country.

Where to Go in Cork, Ireland

  • English Market: Cork is a byword for great food, and there's a good reason why: the English Market. A municipal food market in the center of Cork, the English Market is heaven on earth for any unadulterated foodie. Step one foot in here, and you're right in the middle of a locavore's paradise with artisan cheese, sublime smoked fish, and creamy chocolate among the buzzing food stalls. Home to a series of delicious flavors and culinary delights, the quality and innovation of the products on sale result in a vibrant restaurant scene that paves the way for Cork to become one of the most famous gourmet capitals in the world.
  • Crawford Gallery: If you’re an art lover, you will find the Crawford Gallery to be one of the items on your Cork bucket list. As a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, the Crawford Gallery is one of Cork's major art galleries. Founded in 1884, the gallery possesses a permanent collection and regularly hosts multiple exhibitions, mainly by contemporary Irish artists. Located in the heart of Cork, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year.

Popular Destinations Near Cork

  • Cobh: A charming waterfront town on a glittering estuary, dotted with brightly colored houses and overlooked by a splendid Victorian cathedral, Cobh is the home of Titanic history, epic castles, and pretty seaside locales. The home of a fascinatingly tragic history, Cobh was the last port of call for Titanic, as the town was once the main port of emigration from Ireland. The definition of chocolate-box charm, Cobh is too pretty to miss.

Best Neighborhoods in Cork

  • The Victorian Quarter: North of the River Lee from Cork’s commercial center lies the newly branded Victorian Quarter. Aplomb with historic architecture and concentrated with independent, multicultural businesses, the Victorian Quarter is brimming with historical charm and cosmopolitan coolness. An ideal place to eat and shop, the Victorian Quarter plays host to a cluster of elegant boutiques, high street department stores, and household name restaurants.

Home-types in Cork

Cork has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Cork:

Points of interests in Cork

Cork has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Cork:
Top destinations in County Cork