Bantry really is the ideal holiday destination.
Nestled on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, the town is beautifully positioned at the head of one of the most picturesque harbours in Europe. Originally a fishing port, it’s vibrant upbeat atmosphere is particularly evident on Fridays when the towns lively market gets into full swing.
Dating back centuries, the town is steeped in history. From the Spanish Armada and Bantry House to mythical stone circles, it’s all here.
However, if you’re in search of something more energetic, Bantry’s got it all. Golf, pony trekking, fishing, sailing, hill walking, kayaking, to mention just a few. Do as much or as little as you want. You decide. It’s all right here on your doorstep.
There are also several very safe beaches in the area. The most notable being the gorgeous blue flagged Barlycove beach, located a short drive away. And if you’re not a fan of sea swimming, then Bantry has two indoor pools, complete with gyms.
And for the movie buffs. Well, you won’t missing out either. You’ll always be able to catch up with the latest releases at the towns 5 screen cinema.
When it comes to eating and drinking in Bantry, you’re simply spoiled for choice. The town supports a wide variety of eating establishments who pride themselves on serving predominant locally sourced produce and seafood. So, from delicious pub grub to fine dining, there’s definitely something to suit all pallets and budgets.
Later in the evening, why not finish your day off tapping your feet in a real Irish pub? With several of the town’s cosy bars regularly offering live music, it’s the ideal opportunity to sit back, slow down and listen. And while you’re there, maybe, chat to a few locals while sampling some of Ireland’s world famous distinctive blends.
This is Bantry. This is what it’s ll about. Great days, great evenings and perhaps along the way, making some new friends.