Just 30 minutes east of Cork City you will find the picturesque harbour town of Cobh. Once known as Queenstown, after Queen Victoria’s visit in 1849, Cobh is a hidden gem, situated on the south coast of Ireland in Cork Harbour, the world’s second-largest natural harbour! Steeped in rich history, Cobh was the departure point for over 2 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950 and was the last port of call for Titanic. Our pretty heritage town is built on a steep hill, creating superb panoramic vistas of the harbour and surrounding areas. The architecture is distinctively Victorian throughout Cobh, and the town itself boasts various tourist attractions for all the family to enjoy.
Cobh Town was awarded the ‘Best Tourism Experience’ for 2019 and was named one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe by the prestigious travel publisher Condé Nast. It is the only Irish town included in the list, which recommends small towns and villages from across Europe.
A POPULAR CRUISE DESTINATION
Cobh is a popular cruise stop with magnificent liners, frequently berthing during the summer months. Cruise days are special days in Cobh. Our cruise guests always bring out the best in the town, generating a unique atmosphere of fun and relaxation. With added entertainment provided on cruise days, these are often the day’s memories are made of. This charming, colourful, and welcoming seaport on Ireland’s south coast will not disappoint and will undoubtedly surprise passengers with its wealth of activities. Expect a brass band to perform on the quay, ladies dressed in period costumes to wave goodbye, and locals waving white handkerchiefs as a heartfelt farewell as the ships slide away from the quayside. For the current Cruise Ship schedule of visiting Ships into Cobh, please visit the Port of Cork.
There are plenty of reasons to visit the scenic and historic town, and The Titanic Experience is only one of them. Here you find some suggestions for your visit to Cobh. We look forward to seeing you here!