Ireland Tours - The City Cork
Founded over 1000 years ago by St. Finbarr, Cork City has become Ireland's third largest city, following Dublin and Belfast. The Irish that reside in Cork, are regarded as the most talkative of all Irish people and the city offers a rich array of fine Ireland architecture throughout the city.
Things to do in Cork City
Popular destinations for our Ireland Tours include a trip to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills, Cork Butter Museum, Cork City Gaol, the English Market, Fota Wildlife Park and the pretty Irish harbor town of Cobh (pronounced Cove), the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
In Cork, you may also enjoy galleries, museums, dance theatres, artists workshops and the National Sculpture Factory.
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The Imperial Hotel in Cork City
One of Cork’s most exclusive properties, the Cork City luxury hotel merges Historic Ireland architecture with contemporary design to create a unique environment.
Because the River Lee flows through Cork City in two main channels, the city has always been an important Irish seaport. The best way to experience this lively Irish city is to walk. As you walk through the city, you are likely to often find yourself constantly crossing the bridges over the River channels.
Explore Cork City History
The Imperial Hotel, has been serving Cork city since 1813, when the Cork Committee of Merchants commissioned architect Sir Thomas Deane to design and build The Commercial Rooms.
In 1816 the merchants requested Deane to extend the original building along Pembroke Street to serve as a hotel and coach-yard. The Imperial Hotel, originally the place where merchants met to discuss business, remains the most popular business and social centre in the city today.
This Cork City Hotel has played host to a number of renowned figures including Fr Mathew the temperance priest, writers such as Sir Walter Scott, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens and the composer Liszt.
The contemporary luxury of this Cork City hotel sits comfortably alongside the charm and opulence of a by-gone age. The Imperial Cork hotel offeris guests 130 beautifully appointed hotel rooms, tastefully decorated in relaxing and muted colors are spacious and inviting.
Ireland Spa in Cork City
Relax and unwind at the end of a day touring beautiful Ireland at the Imperial Cork's Escape Salon and Spa in Cork City. Enjoy an extensive range of treatments designed for both men and women to indulge in.
Ever dreamed of experiencing some of the finest spas in Europe and the world? We can arrange a Spa Tour for you, your companion or small group.
Dining in Cork City
The Pembroke restaurant at The Imperial Hotel Cork City offers fine dining in beautiful, spacious, elegant surroundings. Seasonal and innovative menus blend Irish and Mediterranean cuisine featuring Cork's finest fish and meat prepared by chefs using fresh local produce.