Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

Nearby Attractions


This Cork hotel is the perfect home base for exploring the city and surrounding region. Don’t miss quintessential Ireland activities like kissing the stone at Blarney Castle, seeing cheetahs up close at the popular Fota Wildlife Park, or ringing the bells in Shandon Tower. For nearby shopping, visit Mahon Point Shopping Centre for an assortment of stores, restaurants and entertainment options or the famous English Market to taste local flavors and fresh produce. During your stay in East Cork near Cobh, be sure to visit Midleton, known for its Irish whiskey distillery, charming shops and one of the most famous farmers' markets in the country.

Wild Atlantic Way

From Donegal in the north to Cork in the south, the route for the Wild Atlantic Way takes you through some of the most fiercely beautiful landscapes in the world. Travel along the Irish coast through 7 counties as you experience local culture, great Irish coffee and stunning scenery.

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork is conveniently located for visitors to Cork who plan to undertake this unforgettable journey. In 2015, Lonely Planet chose Ireland as one of the top countries to visit, so start planning your visit to the Wild Atlantic Way.

Cork City Gaol

Step back into the 19th century by visiting Cork City Gaol, a historical prison turned into a museum that tells the story of life as an inmate from pre-famine times to the founding of the Republic of Ireland. See original graffiti written on the cell walls and admire the castle-like architecture of the building as you listen to a tour guide in one of 13 languages. Find out how some of the prisoners were released when the prison closed and how some were sent to Australia as you explore the exhibits in Cork City Gaol.

On the same grounds of Cork City Gaol is the Rado Museum, where a collection of exhibits chronicles the history of radio and its significance to Ireland. The museum houses a fully restored 6CK radio broadcasting studio from 1927, showing you Cork’s 1rst steps into the age of broadcasting. Learn about the Irish connection with Marconi, the inventor of radio transmission, and listen to broadcasts from the early days of radio from the RTÉ Collection.

The Cork City Gaol and Radio Museum are a short drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork and are perfect for family breaks in Cork.

Key attractions

  • Mahon Point Shopping Centre - 6.7 km
  • Blarney Castle and Stone - 8.6 km
  • Fota Wildlife Park - 8.7 km
  • Blackrock Castle Observatory - 9 km
  • English Market - 9.2 km
  • Crawford Art Gallery - 9.3 km
  • Cork Butter Museum - 9.4 km
  • Shandon Tower (Church of St Anne) - 9.4 km
  • Fitzgerald Park - 10.8 km
  • Cork Public Museum - 10.9 km
  • Cork City Gaol - 11 km
  • University College Cork - 11 km
  • Cobh Heritage Centre - 13.9 km
  • St Fin Barre's Cathedral - 14.5 km
  • Kinsale - 34 km