Bantry House and Garden is a stately home situated on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking Bantry Bay with stunning gardens. The House has been home to the Whites, since 1739 and was opened to the public in 1946.
You will be spoiled for choice for interesting and stunning West Cork Walking Trails during your stay in Bantry.
Explore the Heritage Walks in and around Bantry. Hike the rugged peninsula of Sheep’s Head , explore The Beara Way Or visit Mizen Head Lighthouse & Visitor Centre (Ireland’s most Southwesterly Point).
Explore Bantry Bay by getting out on the water. With a range of activities from sea safari, kayaking, paddle boarding and much more available from Bantry Bay Boat Hire.
Set on 170 acres of rich undulating land on the shores of one of Ireland’s most famous inlets, Bantry Bay Golf Club is a truly beautiful and challenging 18 Hole Championship golf course.
The Course offers picturesque views overlooking Bantry Bay where the warm waters of the Gulf Stream first touches land on this side of the Atlantic.
Bantry Pony Trekking has been operating in Bantry for more than 10 years. With extensive knowledge of the local area to ensure that you have an enjoyable visit.
All their rides are fully supervised and led by local guides. Their staff are B.H.S. riding and road safety certified. With safety equipment provided for all riders.
For those not riding, there are a number of local walks available in addition to tea and coffee making facilities.
Bantry Market is held Every Friday in Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry, 9:30 AM – 1 PM
A treasure trove of stalls offering everything from organic fruit & veg, food, home baking, cheese, fish, meats, olives, eggs, honey, preserves, plants, local crafts, pet supplies, bric-á-brac to collectibles. Bantry Market is the largest market in Cork county and it occupies the central town square, spilling out into the adjoining roads and car parks.
Cinemax in Bantry is located on the quay and within walking distance of the town. A lovely way to spend an evening or to entertain the children on a rainy day.
The Ewe Experience is a unique combination of nature and art – and Ireland’s only interactive & interpretive sculpture garden.
In fact no where else in the world can visitors experience an educational nature trail, which is like an out door natural history museum.
Bantry Bay Charters offers a top quality marine experience for groups, families, couples, and individuals to enjoy. With activities including Deep-Sea Fishing, Mackerel fishing, Marine Wildlife Tours, Whale Watching, Scenic and Historical Cruises, or an alternative customised day on the bay.