Romantic Things To Do In Cork

Planning a getaway to Cork with your other half? Looking for some fun date ideas? We have put together a list of our top 5 fun date ideas you can enjoy while visiting Cork.

Picnic in Bell’s Field at the top of Patrick’s Hill overlooking the City

Cork is well known for all its hills, St. Patrick Hill is one of the steepest in the City but, it is well worth the walk up. From here you have a panoramic view of the City you can see the Shandon Bells, The North Cathedral, County and City Hall. We recommend going up at sunset. You can arrange a picnic from Reception.

Kayaking tour of Cork City

See the City from the River Lee, kayak under the 7 bridges of the City while enjoying the highlights of the City and the unique history and nature of the City.

Bike Hire

Cycle along the River Lee down the Marina, stopping off at the Marina Markets for a coffee or a bit to eat from one of the traders. Continue along the River past the Atlantic Pond and Pairc Ui Chaoimh into Blackrock Village on towards Blackrock Castle where you visit the Observatory.

Stroll through the Shandon Quarter of the City & Ring the Shandon Bells

Stroll through the narrow streets in the Shandon Quarter of the City, viewing the multi-coloured houses, the Butter Museum, Old sweet shop, the Shandon Bells. Climb the 132 steps of the famous Shandon Bells and ring the bell. From the top, you can see panoramic views of Cork City.

Ardu Street Art Tour

Put on your runners, grab a coffee from our Red Bean Roastery and explore the City street art. There are 7 murals to discover around the City. There is a self-guided tour you can listen to if you wish to hear more about the artist.

Spacious Rooms

At Maldron Hotel South Mall, we offer comfortable and spacious rooms that are fully air-conditioned and equipped with Chromecast TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Delicious Dining

After a fun day, relax and enjoy a meal in Grain & Grill Restaurant with fantastic choices on the menu, catering to all tastes including our renowned healthy options.


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