Cork Historic Spine Walking Tours
Cork Historic Spine Walking Tours by St. Peter’s Cork will commence on Thursday the 7th of June at two slots of 11am and 3pm. These guided tours of Cork’s most historic parts of the city will be led by our enthusiastic and well informed local tour guide. The tours will last approximately 1 hour 45 mins at a leisurely pace taking account of stops to divulge some fascinating historical facts of our fine city, Cork!
The tour costs only €5 per person and will commence from St. Finbarre’s Cathedral main entrance. The tour will delve into Cork’s beginnings – at St. Finbarre’s Cathedral and Elizabeth Fort, and will visit Nano Nagle place before walking through Cork’s medieval past along the historic spine (North Main Street) and heading up to Shandon, where the tour will finish at Cork’s beloved landmark, the Shandon Bells Tower!
Stops will include:
St. Finbarre’s Cathedral, Elizabeth Fort, Red Abbey, Nano Nagle Place, beamish & Crawford brewery site (South Main Street), Tuckey Street, Bishop Lucey Park (to see the old city wall), Paradise Place, North Main Street, St. Peter’s Cork, Shandon Area (Firkin Crane, Shandon Tower, Butter Exchange).
The tour focuses on giving an overview of Cork’s past – particularly older history (from monastic start, Vikings, Normans), and revealing Cork’s prosperous eras (medieval port town and later trade hub in Shandon). The tour takes in the historic sites at either end of the historic spine as well as a walk along the spine itself.
Duration: 1hr 45mins
Cost: €5 per person
Starting point: St. Finbarre’s Cathedral – main entrance.
Days: Thursdays 11pm and 3pm
Phone 021 4278187
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