Local Attractions

There are so many things to do in Cobh and beyond. We are a 25 Minute train journey from Cork city centre and offer a vast array of activities, ranging from historical activities to recreational. 


Cobh Heritage Centre 

The Cobh Heritage Centre, home to "The Queenstown Story" is located just a three-minute walk from the doorstep of the Commodore Hotel. Situated next to the Cobh Train Station and on the tip of Ireland's Ancient East you can immerse yourself in 5000 years of history. 

The exhibition relays the story of Irish emigration from the spot where almost 3 million Irish departed between 1800 and 1970. It also tells the story of the Great Famine, transportation to Australia and the close connection that Cobh has with both the Titanic and Lusitania. It is a moving and most informative exhibition that will leave you with an emotional and unforgettable experience.

Would you like to walk in the footsteps of Irelands Emigrants? Click here to book your tickets. 

Grab yourself a discount for the Heritage Centre when staying at the Commodore Hotel!


Titanic Experience 

The Titanic Experience, Cobh is located, just a two-minute walk from the Commodore Hotel, in the original White Star Line Ticket Office, the departure point for the final 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic. 

The immersive guided tour retracing the steps of the 123 passengers who boarded Titanic from Queenstown on April 11th, 1912.  Experience their anticipation of the long journey ahead and their new life waiting in America with a virtual guide using innovative audio-visual technology and replica set designs, ‘passengers’ will experience what life would have been like on board. 

Titanic Experience Cobh is open 7 days per week from 9:00am to 6:00pm and our last tour is at 5:15pm in the summer months and 7 days per week from 10:00 to 5:30pm with our last tour at 4:45pm in the Winter months. We accept group and individual pre bookings and our tour is available in French, Spanish, Italian & German.

For more information, opening hours and bookings, please click here.

Grab yourself a discount for the Titanic Experience when staying at the Commodore Hotel!


Titanic Trail Tour 

Dr Michael Martin created and established the The Titanic Trail in 1998. At the time there was no historical interpretation of the area for visitors at that time. The idea was to create a daily guided walking tour that explores the heritage of Cobh in Cork Harbour which was the last port of call of RMS Titanic. It is the longest operating Titanic attraction in Ireland. 

The one-hour tour takes visitors through the town where the buildings, streets and piers have not changed since the loss of Titanic in 1912.

The Titanic Trail operates every day at 11am and 2pm during peak season. It provides amazing insights into the maritime, military, and social heritage of the town and harbour. 

Conducted with specially trained guides, it brings to life the story of Titanic’s brief visit to her last port of call and the story of emigration. 

The Commodore hotel is the meeting point for the start of the tour. 

Book tickets online at least 1 hour before by clicking here  – cash only accepted on the day. 

Use code COM54 when booking online to receive a discount! 


Spike Island 

In the last 1300 years Spike Island has been host to a 6th century Monastery, a 24-acre Fortress, the largest convict depot in the world in Victorian times and centuries of island homes.  The island's rich history has included monks and monasteries, rioters and redcoats, captains and convicts and sinners and saints. 

Today the island is dominated by the 200-year-old Fort Mitchel, the star shaped Fortress which became a prison holding over 2300 prisoners.  Take the scenic ferry ride from Kennedy Pier, Cobh, and enjoy a fully guided tour of our island and fortress and relax in our cafe and picnic areas. 

Get captured in the history and mystery of this magical heritage island.

A short and scenic ferry ride from Cobh brings visitors to Spike Island and our storytellers will relay the history and mystery of the peoples and places that make Spike Island so special.

Tickets must be purchased online. Click here to book now.


Self-Drive Boats 

Cork Harbour Boat Hire allows you to explore the vast depths of Cork Harbour on a fantastic boating adventure. This is an ideal day out in Cork for groups of all ages and sizes, with the easy to drive boats making it very easy to navigate the waters with Cork Harbour Boat Hire. There is so much to explore in Cork Harbour, and this fantastic boat trip is an ideal way to take in the fresh sea air and see another side of Cork.

With tours ranging from one hour to three- and four-hour adventure tours, there is something to suit groups of all ages. You will receive full training before setting out on the water, ensuring everyone can enjoy their trip around Cork Harbour safely. Our tours are led by a fully qualified safety boat guide, who allows you to independently explore and discover Cork Harbour.

If you would like to book, please click here


Fota Wildlife Park & Gardens 

Fota Wildlife Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, and has been awarded ‘Best Family Day Out’ for both Munster and Cork on several occasions. 

Fota gardens is a beautiful location supported by the Irish Heritage Trust. Today, Fota House is one of Ireland’s great houses, home to a nationally significant collection of paintings, a beautifully restored arboretum and gardens. 

The park is conveniently located just 12 minutes away from the hotel by car or a short train ride. 

Click here to learn more.