Cork Free Walking Tour
Cork free walking tour is a vibrant tour through the city of Cork located on the south coast of Ireland. Known for its bustling streets, vibrant cultural scene, and rich history, Cork is a popular destination for both visitors and locals alike. The city’s origins date back to the 6th century, when it was founded as a monastic settlement, and today, it boasts a rich blend of ancient and modern architecture, including medieval churches, Georgian townhouses, and sleek modern structures. With a thriving food and drink scene, renowned festivals and events, and plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy, Cork is a city that offers something for everyone.
♦ Meeting point: St. Anne’s Church
♦ Start times: 11:00 hrs / 18:00 hrs
♦ Duration: 2 hours
♦ Language: English
♦ Availability: Everyday
♦ Price: Tip only basis
♦ Note: Booking this tour is mandatory
Free Walking Tour Cork – Itinerary
Free walking tour Cork starts at St. Anne’s Church, a 17th-century church that is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. From there, visitors explore the narrow, winding streets of the English Market, which has been the heart of Cork’s food scene for centuries. The market is home to a variety of food stalls, selling everything from locally sourced seafood to handcrafted cheeses.
Next, visitors head to the medieval St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, a beautiful example of Gothic architecture that is known for its stunning stained-glass windows and intricate carvings. From there, the tour continues to the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, a contemporary art museum housed in a modern building on the campus of University College Cork.
The tour then continues to Cork’s famous Shandon Bells, a set of bells housed in a tower that is a symbol of the city. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower for a panoramic view of Cork and its surroundings.
Finally, the tour ends at the Cork Butter Museum, a museum dedicated to the history and production of butter in Ireland. Visitors can learn about the importance of butter in Irish society and culture, as well as see examples of antique butter-making equipment.