will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"The View from Above" Top 5 Page for this destination Cobh Things to Do Tip by Ekaterinburg

Cobh Things to Do: 56 reviews and 91 photos

  Harbour View
by Ekaterinburg

Coming out of the cathedral, hopefully to blue skies and bright sunlight, you now get a big reward for your effort in climbing up so high. Cross the road to the railing at the other side and revel in the panorama of Cork harbour laid out below. Cobh is actually an island within the harbour and immediately facing it are the smaller islands of the former prison, Spike Island and the former Nayy base of Haulbowline. To the right is Ringaskiddy ( where you can see the Brittany Ferries ship berthed) and to the east is Roches Point. During the heyday of emigration, people flocked to this vantage point for last glimpses of the vessels carrying their loved ones and it is still a favourite spot for birds eye views of the town and harbour.

Address: Cathedral Place
Directions: Opposite the cathedral

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Oct 2, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Ekaterinburg Visits Here Frequently!


“Outside of a cat, a book is (wo)man's best friend.Inside of a cat, it's too dark to read. ( Apologies to G. Marx)”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 0 4
Forum Rank:
0 0 8 9 9

Have you been to Cobh?

  Share Your Travels