The Kingsley is ideally located to explore the cosmopolitan city of Cork, acknowledged as a top city destination in the Lonely Planet's 'Best of Travel 2010' guide. Since the city was founded by St. Finbarr over 1,000 years ago it has grown from a trading merchant city into the cosmopolitan and vibrant 21st century city of today.
The city is a thriving cultural, culinary, sporting and economic centre boasting a wide range of activities and amenities to engage the interests and senses of visitors. Some of the city's key attractions include the Cork Opera House, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Lifetime Lab and Glucksman Gallery, the Everyman Theatre, Cork City Gaol, Cork Museum, Crawford Gallery, St Finbarr’s Cathedral and English Market to name but a few.
Just like The Kingsley, Cork City is situated on the banks of the River Lee and is home to approximately 120,000 people (or Corkonians as they are known locally). The city is located on the South West coast of Ireland and is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland.
The Kingsley is located on the western edge of the city's central district, not far from University College Cork (UCC), allowing visitors to sample both the bustling and vibrant atmosphere of the city centre while also experiencing the tranquillity and scenic landscapes of the Lee Valley and beyond. The city's heartbeat is just a 20 minute walk with bus services freely available in close proximity to the hotel. The route passes the historic Mardyke Walk, Fitzgerald Park as well as various sporting and recreational grounds.