The medieval town of Kinsale is not just about food. it’s also about traditional bars, beautiful buildings, narrow streets, shops and galleries and lots of activities on land and sea. You’ll find Kinsale’s not just a place – it’s more a state of mind!
Known as the gateway to scenic ‘West Cork’ and the start/finish point of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way,’ (the 2,500km coastal journey from Kinsale, Co Cork to Inishowen, Co Donegal), Kinsale is one of the most picturesque popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland.
Visitors can enjoy a stroll along the yacht-filled waterfront, narrow streets with craft stores and galleries. Why not take a trip to the historic and world-famous Charles Fort, an impressive fortress on the edge of the sea?
If you are looking for tales of mystery, intrigue and history, there are many walking tours available, including an evening ghost tour. Information on these can be got at the Kinsale Tourist Office in the centre of the town.
Kinsale is also well-known as a world class golfing destination. We are the perfect hotel near The Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club. A trip to the Old Head of Kinsale Golf is the perfect thing to do for stags in Cork.
Kinsale Yacht Club also hosts many international sailing events. We are an ideal hotel in Cork near Kinsale Yacht Club. Accessibility to the means you can enjoy a host of marine activities during your visit to Kinsale; deep sea angling, scuba diving, boat hire, fishing, kayaking, climbing and abseiling – appealing to adventure travellers of all ages.
Kinsale is also internationally renowned for the number and quality of its restaurants. It has been hailed as ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’, with a vast array of cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and budget.