TAKE A WHISTLE STOP TOUR AROUND COBH
The Cobh Road Train takes you on a tour through the historic town of Cobh. Climb on board and experience a wonderful tour of Cobh.
Departing from the point where passengers boarded the ill fated Titanic and including a stop at the magnificent Neo Gothic St. Coleman’s Cathedral.
A unique attraction to the town of Cobh is the Cobh Road Train, and what a fantastic additional facility to the town it is. Combining breathtaking panoramic views of the town with brilliant local history and rich information. This is an attraction surely not to be missed for anyone visiting Cobh.
Ideal for young and old alike, Cobh Road Train takes you on a whistlestop tour of the fantastic town of Cobh.
It is a fun outing for all the family and the train itself is in the style of "Thomas the Tank Engine" which will undoubtedly be popular with children.
The perfect choice in any type of weather, Cobh Road Train strikes the perfect balance between novelty and being informative.
The service is a great addition to the suite of tourist attractions in the magnificent town of Cobh and we hope that you will visit the town and enjoy the experience.
About Cobh Road Train
Cobh Road Train takes you around the town stopping at two fantastic locations:
1: The harbour viewpoint locally known as The Black Railings.
2: The famous St. Colmans Cathedral.
Passengers are afforded the opportunity to disembark the train at these locations and take in their surroundings.
All key historical areas are covered and there is no better way to quickly learn everything you need to know about Cobh. From the history of Cork Harbour, St. Colman's Cathedral and Spike Island to local gems of trivia such as the "Deck of Cards" (A line of local houses adjacent to the road leading to St. Colman's Cathedral).
The journey takes approximately 50 minutes and up to 8 trips a day are provided.
The train departs from the centre of town (outside the White Star/Titanic Building).
The rates applicable are totally flexible in that adult, Child, Family and Special Group rates are available on request.
Tourism in the area draws on the maritime and emigration legacy of the town - including its association with the RMS Titanic and RMS Lusitania.
Facing the town are Spike Island (newly refurbished visitor attraction) and Haulbowline Island, and on a high point in the town stands St Colman's Cathedral, one of the tallest buildings in Ireland and seat of the diocese of Cloyne.
Nearby on Great Island is Fota Island Resort, home to Fota Wildlife Park and historic Fota House and Gardens.
The Port of Cork is the second largest natural harbour in the world (behind Sydney Australia.)
The Cobh Cruise Liner Terminal is located right next to Cobh Railway Station and just 5 minutes walk from the town center. Ideal for those who want to discover all that Cobh and surrounding areas of Cork have to offer.
In 2016 over 55 Cruise Liners are expected to visit Cork Harbour and Cobh. These ships range in size, shape and are some of the most spectacular vessels you will see.
For more information on when the Cruise Liners are due to visit Cork Harbour visit The Port of Cork website to see the full schedule.
The highlight for cruise passangers and spectators alike is a lively recitial from Cobh Confraternity band playing on the quayside. As the liners depart the strains of 'Anchors Aweigh' accompany them and it is a sight not to be missed.