Ireland's Ancient East
Roam through a land of legends along Ireland’s Ancient East.
Take an immersive journey of discovery through 5,000 years of Ireland’s ancient history. Travel through the lush green landscapes of Ireland’s Ancient East and experience the unique culture and customs of this ancient land.
The Metropole is located in the heart of Cork City and is the perfect place to begin your Ireland’s Ancient East adventure.
Cork possesses some of the finest features that Ireland’s Ancient East has to offer. It is home to iconic Irish heritage features such as The Jameson Distillery, Fota House, Cork City Gaol and Blarney Castle.
Visit The English Market which is right in the heart of Cork City. Opened in 1788, this iconic landmark is home to a number of small traders selling a variety of products. The English Market is the perfect blend of the traditional and unusual and its personalised service is what creates a truly unique appeal for all that visit.
Head to one of the world’s most incredible natural harbours; Cobh, which is an iconic Ancient East destination which is steeped in history. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre and the Titanic Experience and relive the journey of the Titanic passengers with an immersive experience. Cobh is just a 30-minute drive from this Cork hotel.
While in Cobh why not catch a boat to Spike Island, which was once Ireland’s answer to Alcatraz. Take time to explore the land of myth and magic and revel in what was home to both sinners and saints over the last 1,300 years.
The Metropole Hotel is situated within walking distance of some of the Ancient East’s most iconic landmarks, allowing you to explore the best of what this region has to offer.
If you’re looking for great packages and deals for your Ancient East adventure this Cork Hotel is an excellent option for you.