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Cork is Ireland's second biggest city and a 2005 European Capital of Culture. It's a great location for a weekend city break or as a base for exploring the beautiful Cork county. A relatively compact city, there's plenty to see and do here. For the best experience of the place, try and stay in one of the more central hotels in Cork city. The higher end hotels Cork city can be found in and around the South Mall with prices starting at around the €85 mark. For luxury level with great views, try the Lapps Quay area, or a good bet for cheaper options is Bishopstown. Plenty of cheap Cork city hotels can be found right here, on ebookers, too.
The historic centre of Cork, criss-crossed by ancient alleyways, is located on an island, formed by the river Lee dividing into two channels and surrounding the buildings with stunning waterways. Pretty and picturesque, it boast plenty of tourist attractions, including the Cork Opera House, the English Market and the impressive Cork City Gaol. Staying in one of the hotels in Cork city means you'll never be far from all the action: discover the tourist sites by day, and in the evening, head out to explore the bustling night life of the place. With many venues offering live music and a great selection of food and drinks, you'll be spoiled for choice and utterly delighted by the Irish hospitality. Music lovers will also enjoy Cork's Jazz festival, that takes place in late October, as well as the Live At The Marquee event, which attracts many world-famous musicians and performers. But be sure to book early for a chance to experience Cork's lively city beat.
Once you've decided on what you want to do in Cork, finding that perfect hotel is easy. With so many fantastic hotels Cork city to choose from, pick any one that fits your budget and head out exploring this wonderfully warm and welcoming place. Whether you wish to be in the middle of it all or prefer a quiet tucked away cosy nook, ebookers can help you find just what you are looking for.