Known as Ireland's second city or the “true capital of Ireland”, Cork is often overlooked in favor of destinations like Dublin or Galway, which is a shame because it has so much to offer. The city is full of cathedrals, museums and galleries to entertain you. Book your walking tour of Cork City, where you'll see many of Cork's top attractions, such as the English Market, Shandon, University College Cork and Saint Fin Barre Cathedral. Cork is quite accessible on foot and I ended up staying close to University College in Cork with views of the River Lee.
Cork is in a fantastic location for day trips, even if you're travelling without a rental car.