Destination guide

Friendly Skibbereen will entice you

Enjoy the culture and other features of Skibbereen. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the lake, kayaking and bars. Dun Na Sead and Bantry House are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Skibbereen

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Skibbereen a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • West Cork Model Railway Village (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Waterfall Alpaca Farm (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Rosscarbery Golf and Adventure Centre (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Bantry Bay Golf Club (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Glengarriff Golf Club (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Skibbereen

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Skibbereen. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lough Hyne (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Mount Gabriel (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Kilravock Garden (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Warren Beach (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Owenahincha Beach (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Garnish Island (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)

Where to stay around Skibbereen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 177 holiday lettings near Skibbereen. From 105 Cottages to 50 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Skibbereen is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Skibbereen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Skibbereen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club: 260 holiday lettings
  • Skibbereen Heritage Centre: 253 holiday lettings
  • Lough Hyne: 236 holiday lettings
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 256 holiday lettings
  • Castle Townshend: 196 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Skibbereen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Skibbereen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 105 Cottages in Skibbereen. Our other popular types of Skibbereen holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 50 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 105 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 105 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Skibbereen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Skibbereen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.