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Here is a list of places that you might like to visit when you are staying in or near Cork City. They are relatively convenient to get to by either foot, bike, car or public transport and they come recommended by many trustworthy travelers.
The phone numbers quoted are all local. If you are phoning from outside of Cork City/County put 021 in front of the number. If you are phoning from outside of Ireland put 00 353 21 in front of the number. The numbers in brackets preceeding some sights indicates that other sights are reasonably near. For example Blarney Castle and Blarney Woolen mills have been given a 1 meaning they are located within a reasonable walking distance of each other.
(4)Fota Wildlife Park and Fota House
(7) Blackrock Castle Observatory http://www.bco.ie/
(Phone 021 435-7917Location: Blackrock, Cork 4 miles from Cork City
Transport: Best to drive. Large free car park adjacent. Alternatively take number 202 bus from Cork city centre to Blackrock Village and walk 15 mins to castle. Alternatively HOHO BLUE bus, June to August only, will take you right to the castle gate.
Open: Mon-Fri & Sun 10-5,Sat & Bank Holidays 11-5
Parking: Plenty of free parking just around the corner and down the hill. (3 min walk)
Entry: €6 Adult, €4. Family and Group rates available
Worth Visiting: Yes – The exhibits are interactive and school going kids will enjoy. There is a very good cafe/restaurant on the grounds of the castle.
Visit can last up to one hour.
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