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This southern town was the final departure point of the doomed Titanic, a history it has kept alive with heritage centers, events and Titanic-themed experiences.

Cobh, pronounced “Cove,” was formerly known as the busy port of Queenstown. The small town thanks its modern fame to an event that made world history. On April 11, 1912, the RMS Titanic sailed from Cobh with more than 2,200 people on its fatal first and final voyage.

The Titanic was constructed in Belfast and the “unsinkable” ship’s legacy is marked in various ways throughout Cobh. Visit the small memorial in Westbourne Place, enter the Titanic Experience in the old White Star Line ticket office, or join a guided Titanic tour.

Find happier tales of the sea at the Cobh Heritage Center. Learn about the 2.5 million people who emigrated from this town to the U.S. A statue near the harbor commemorates Annie Moore, who, in 1892, became the first immigrant to be admitted through the U.S. Ellis Island welcome center.

While steeped in history, the town remains a busy port today. As Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal, Cobh welcomes cruise ships from all over the globe. Due to the large influx of visitors, Cobh is well equipped for the tourist market. For locally produced wares, historic artifacts and history insights, visit the Cobh Museum, Museum of Irish Emigration, St. Colman's Cathedral and Tregan Craft Center. Afterward, visit one of the many restaurants, pubs and shops.

To see more of Cobh Harbour’s natural bay, book a cruise to nearby Spike Island. This is just a 20-minute trip from Kennedy Pier.

Cobh also has many annual events. Cobh People's Regatta takes over the town for an entire August weekend. There is free music at the Summer Swing Series, a season-long program. In September, Cobh hosts the Deep Sea Angling Festival.

Situated in the south of Ireland, Cobh is a 30-minute drive from Cork Airport and slightly less by train from Cork. Visit in the summer months from May to August when the sun is likely to shine often and the climate is warm. Or, make an off-peak visit to be first in line for attractions; you’ll always find ample indoor activities to enjoy if the weather is inclement.

Top hotels in Cobh

WatersEdge Hotel
WatersEdge Hotel
3 out of 5
Yacht Club Quay, Cobh, Cork

Situated by the sea, this hotel is steps away from Cobh Heritage Centre, Sirius Arts Centre and Queenstown Story. Annie Moore Statue and Cobh Museum are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (187 reviews)
Great Stay

"What a beautiful place to stay, as named its right on the water. We had a huge room which was very comfortable, breakfast was great and had dinner in restaurant one night and it was excellant. Very, very happy."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

WatersEdge Hotel
Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites
Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites
3 out of 5
Bishop's Road, Spy Hill, Cobh, Cork
The price is €72 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in the heart of Cobh, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cobh Museum and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Fota Wildlife Park. Cobh Heritage Centre and Annie Moore ...

4.3/5Excellent! (161 reviews)
Wonderful

"Very beautiful place, big room, nice people, located in Cobh and 2 minutes walk away from the centre. Will definitely recommend it!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites
Commodore Hotel
Commodore Hotel
3 out of 5
Westbourne Place, Cobh, Cork
The price is €65 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Titanic Trail and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Fota Wildlife Park. Titanic Experience Cobh and Sirius ...

3.9/5Very Good! (503 reviews)

"The location was perfect for our first visit to beautiful cobh...Room was clean and spacious.The staff were really helpful and friendly and the food was delicious...we will definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Commodore Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Cobh

Historic 150 Year Old Newly Updated Family Home in Cobh, Co. Cork
Historic 150 Year Old Newly Updated Family Home in Cobh, Co. Cork

This family-friendly Cobh vacation home is located by the ocean, steps from Lusitania Memorial, Titanic Experience Cobh, and Cobh Cathedral. Fota Wildlife Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Gorgeous house but very steep hill

"Everything was very smooth. Owner answered straight away when there was a problem when booking. House was exactly as said on the listing. Lots of towels etc. Plenty of room for our group of 9. Very close to everything. Ferry for Spike Island at the bottom of the hill and Fota wildlife about a 9 min ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Historic 150 Year Old Newly Updated Family Home in Cobh, Co. Cork
Stunning Harbour Views, Huge Terrace for al Fresco Dining & BBQ
Stunning Harbour Views, Huge Terrace for al Fresco Dining & BBQ
French's Walk, Cobh, County Cork

Situated in Cobh, this historic villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cork Harbour, St. Colman's Cathedral and Cobh Cathedral. Titanic Experience Cobh and Lusitania ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great time

"Awesome property, great hosts."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019

Stunning Harbour Views, Huge Terrace for al Fresco Dining & BBQ
Victoria Lodge
Victoria Lodge
3 out of 5
Victoria Cross, Cork

Located in the heart of Cork, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cork County Hall and University College Cork. Cork University Hospital and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)

"Short drive from airport and excellent after hours support following delayed late night flight. Just what we (a family of 5) needed to get a good rest before walk into Cork city center."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2018

Victoria Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Cobh

St. Colman's Cathedral
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St. Colman's Cathedral

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Admire the dramatic neo-Gothic façade, listen to the chimes of a huge carillon and spot a series of intricate carvings at this 19th-century hillside cathedral.

Blarney Castle
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Blarney Castle

4.5/5(40 reviews)

Walk in the footsteps of ancient kings, wander amid mystical gardens and kiss the venerated Blarney Stone at this centuries-old castle.

Fota Wildlife Park
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Fota Wildlife Park

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Watch cheetahs running at full speed for their lunch and feed penguins and lemurs in this large nature reserve on an island.

Top things to do in Cobh

Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone)& Cork City
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Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone)& Cork City

€65
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
The Jameson Experience, Midleton
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The Jameson Experience, Midleton

€23
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Magical Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Magical Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

€12
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Cork
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Vacation Photographer in Cork

€211
Per adult
In-Home Private Chef Experience - 5 Course
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In-Home Private Chef Experience - 5 Course

€81
Per adult
Skip-the-Line: The Queenstown Story Tour at Cobh Heritage Centre
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Skip-the-Line: The Queenstown Story Tour at Cobh Heritage Centre

€11
Per adult

Reviews of Cobh

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Verified traveller

19 Jun 2019

Saw two cruise liners arriving during our stay which was fantastic, took a walk to the cruise dock to get a closer look. As we only had a short stay we didn't get to explore Spike Island and the other museums. Next time.

5/5 - Excellent

Ben

9 Apr 2019

Cobh is a lovely place very friendly people and quiet stunning views over the harbour

Glucksman Gallery featuring modern architecture

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Fota Wildlife Park which includes land animals and zoo animals as well as a small group of people

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