Rent the best campervans and motorhomes near Cork
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European Capital of Culture in 2005, and routinely appearing on ‘best in travel’ lists, Cork is primarily known as a cultural destination. As well as art galleries and concert halls, visitors can explore the English Market to sample authentic dishes such as buttered eggs and crubeens (deep-fried pigs’ trotters). However, Cork is also perfectly placed to allow visitors to explore the southernmost regions of Ireland. In addition to popular city break destinations such as Waterford, Limerick and Tipperary, it is also just a short drive from natural features including Killarney National Park and the roar of the Atlantic breakers on the Dingle Peninsula, part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Cork International Airport is the second-busiest in the country. It lies to the south of the city. Aer Lingus operates flights to London Heathrow and Amsterdam all year round, while Ryanair has flights to Liverpool, London (Stansted and Luton airports) and Malaga. Air France also has seasonal (summer) flights to Paris. The M8 motorway connects Cork with Dublin to the north. It has a toll fee of around €3 for campervans. The N22 heads westward towards Killarney National Park and the Dingle Peninsula. The main rail link is also with Dublin, via the main railway station of Kent Station. Brittany Ferries connect Cork with Roscoff, France, in around 15 hours.
Parking for motorhome hire in Cork is difficult to find in the very centre, but the car park by the Cork Cricket Club in the Mardyke neighbourhood has a good reputation among campervan users. It’s approximately 10 minutes on foot from the centre, with prices of approximately €2 per hour during the day (and free overnight). Cork motorhome rentals are also welcome to use the Black Ash Park and Ride site on the southern outskirts of the city. Drivers should use the bus lane to avoid height restrictions, before buying a ticket as usual. Prices are from €5 per day. Five Foot Way Car Park in Cobh, opposite the ferry terminal, provides overnight campervan parking with toilets and showers for €10 per night.