Situated in the picturesque western part of County Cork, in Ireland, Bantry Bay has been attracting visitors for a number of centuries now. In fact, any Bantry Bay holidays are likely to reveal connections with William of Orange and attempts by the French to invade. Bantry Bay is an exceptionally attractive town and self catering accommodation is in plentiful supply in its charming and quaint cottages and town apartments. This should ensure that your holidays in Bantry Bay leave you with perfect and lasting memories.
Most people come for holidays in Bantry Bay for the lush green countryside and rolling hills: all providing a truly idyllic setting. There are more than enough activities around your accommodation in Bantry Bay to keep you entertained for any length of stay. There are 2 good 18 hole golf courses to work on your handicap; excellent walking opportunities and watersports including fishing and sailing. Cycling is another popular pastime in the region. One absolute must see on any Bantry Bay holidays is Bantry House which is renowned as being one of the most opulent in the whole of Ireland. This is also home to The French Armada Exhibition Centre which will provide you with even more details of the region’s fascinating history.
Lock up your comfortable self catering accommodation in Bantry Bay for the day and make your way to Blarney, which is only 8km away from the centre of Cork. Everyone has heard of the Blarney Stone, as this is one of the most synonymous things attached to the Emerald Isle, and this is where you will get the chance to ‘kiss’ it. If you do, it is said that you will obtain the ‘gift of the gab’. Visit Blarney Castle whilst you are here and why not take a restful trip on The Cork and Muskerry Light Railway.
As your holidays in Bantry Bay will be situated in the south-west of Ireland, you need to ensure you pack adequate waterproofs as the area can receive quite a lot of rainfall: especially during the Autumn and Winter months. Temperature rise, you will be pleased to learn that there are rarely any extremes. In fact, temperatures rarely drop below freezing, especially by the coast where your accommodation in Bantry Bay is likely to be found. Summers are generally good and temperatures will often venture into the low-twenties degrees Celsius.
Your holidays in Bantry Bay will mean arriving at Cork Airport (ORK) and this will serve the whole county very well. There are a number of airlines that travel to this airport from the UK: Ryanair, Air South West, British Airways, Aer Lingus are a few for you. Numerous UK airports offer flights to Cork and these include Plymouth (PLH), Cardiff (CWL), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).