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Short Breaks In Cork

Jan 26, 2008
Cork has a great selection of hotels and guesthouses ranging from small family owned properties to the five star Hayfield Manor Hotel a pleasant ten minutes stroll from the city centre. You can get great priced flights from Newcastle with Jet2 and make your own short break on direct flights from Newcastle to Cork.

Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and is the principal city of County Cork. The city's name comes from the Irish word corcach which, means marshy place. The River Lee flows through the city into Lough Mahon, which creates one of the world's biggest natural harbours. It is no surprise that Cork is a major seaport with quays and docks.

Cork was first founded in the sixth century by St Finbarr and became a city much later when it received its royal charter by King John in 1185. Having a large natural harbour meant that Cork became a major trading port and particularly with the merchants from the Scandinavian regions. However this also attracted attention from the less friendly visitors and Cork was attacked by Vikings and Norsemen.

The climate in the Cork region is mild, moist and changeable with lots of rain however it does not usually face extreme temperatures and weather. Cork is a foggy city and has an average of around a hundred days of fog a year. Despite the fog Cork is also one of the sunniest cities in Ireland with an average of nearly four hours of sunshine every day.

There are lots of places to visit whilst visiting Cork and a lot of architectural buildings of note. The most famous building in Cork is the church tower of Shandon, which dominates the northern side of the city. St Patrick's Street is a main street, which has been renovated and is now a pedestrian friendly route through the main shopping area. Don't forget to visit Blarney Castle, Charles Fort and perhaps a visit to the greyhound Stadium.

Shops ranging from market stalls to boutiques offering the latest fashion from famous designer labels. There are lots of different shopping centres and areas including the most popular St Patrick's Street, which is a pedestrian area. The restaurants range from the usual fast food restaurants as seen anywhere in the world to some of the more specialized ones offering excellent cuisine.
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Enjoy a short break in the Irish City of Cork and sample the history, nightlife, restaurants and attractions of Cork. Travel to Cork on non-stop flights from Newcastle. Great travel information prvided by Craig Wilson of Airline Flight
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