Blackrock Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ireland
From being a small fishing village to being incorporated into Cork City, Blackrock has seen much and preserved many of its old-world attractions. Though the city continues to transform and attain urban features, it has also retained its village centre, a major attraction for tourists arriving here.
Most visited sights in Blackrock are as follows:Blackrock Castle
A big draw for tourists arriving in Blackrock is the Blackrock Castle. The castle dates back to the medieval times. The structure that stands on the site is a reconstruction of the original one and was done in the mid 19th century. The design of the castle features the mock-baronial style of architecture.
Observatory & Planetarium
To visit the observatory and the planetarium, you do not need to cover much distance, as both structures are housed inside the Blackrock Castle.
For all those who want to indulge in recreational activities during their visit to Blackrock, the Marina is the place to be. Running along the southern bank of River Lee, it is a popular tourist spot. Trees line the avenue on both sides. Walking and cycling are chief activities to enjoy here.
The Atlantic Pond
If you are looking for one more walker’s paradise, there is one - the Atlantic Pond. The spot is located close to the tree-lined avenue of Marina. Here, as you enjoy your walk, you can also feast your eyes on wildlife species like ducks and swans.
Yet another historical site, the Dundanion Castle stands overlooking the Marina. The castle was built in the 16th century. It will only add to the joy of your visit to know that this is also the place from where William Penn began his first voyage to America in the late 17th century before he founded the state of Pennsylvania.
George Boole’s Grave
During your visit to Blackrock, do remember to offer your respects at the grave of George Boole, the inventor of Boolean Algebra.
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