Bantry Town

Just a short drive from Wild Hideaways, Bantry Town awaits with its charming streets, rich history, and vibrant local culture. Nestled along the coastline of West Cork, Bantry Town offers a delightful blend of scenic beauty, cultural attractions, and culinary delights, making it a perfect day trip for our guests looking to immerse themselves in the local life.

A Warm Welcome in West Cork

As you arrive in Bantry Town, you’ll be greeted by the warm hospitality that West Cork is renowned for. The town’s quaint atmosphere invites you to slow down and savor the simple pleasures of life. Stroll through the picturesque streets, where colourful storefronts and traditional Irish architecture create a postcard-perfect scene.

Dive into History

Bantry Town is steeped in history, offering fascinating glimpses into Ireland’s past. Visit the Bantry Museum to explore exhibits that chronicle the town’s maritime heritage, local folklore, and historical events. For a deeper dive into the area’s rich history, consider taking a guided walking tour. Knowledgeable local guides will bring the town’s stories to life, from tales of ancient battles to the history of Bantry Bay.

Embrace Nature and Scenic Views

Bantry Town is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Take a leisurely walk along the bay, where you can enjoy stunning views of the water and the surrounding hills. If you’re feeling adventurous, head to nearby Whiddy Island. A short ferry ride from the town’s pier, Whiddy Island offers tranquil walking trails, historical ruins, and unparalleled views of Bantry Bay.



Savour the Flavours of Bantry


One of the highlights of visiting Bantry Town is indulging in its vibrant culinary scene. The town boasts an array of cafes, pubs, and restaurants where you can savor the best of West Cork’s local produce. Enjoy a seafood lunch with freshly caught fish, sample artisanal cheeses, or relax with a pint of local craft beer. Don’t miss the Bantry Market, held every Friday, where you can browse stalls filled with fresh produce, handmade crafts, and delicious treats.


A Cultural Hub


Bantry Town is a cultural hotspot with a calendar full of events and festivals. From the West Cork Chamber Music Festival to the Bantry Literary Festival, there’s always something happening. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to engage with the local community and experience the vibrant cultural life of West Cork. Check the town’s event schedule during your stay to see what’s on.


Unique Shopping Experience


Bantry Town offers a unique shopping experience with its selection of boutique stores and artisan shops. Browse for handmade crafts, locally produced goods, and unique souvenirs that capture the spirit of West Cork. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or a keepsake to remember your trip, Bantry’s shops have something for everyone.


A Day Well Spent


After a fulfilling day exploring Bantry Town, you’ll return to Wild Hideaways with a sense of enrichment and connection to the local culture. The combination of Bantry’s charming streets, rich history, and vibrant community perfectly complements the tranquil and rejuvenating experience at our luxury lodges.


Plan Your Visit


Bantry Town is easily accessible from Wild Hideaways, making it an ideal day trip for our guests. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or a foodie, Bantry offers a little something for everyone. As you plan your stay with us, be sure to include a day exploring this charming town in your itinerary.


Escape to Luxurious Simplicity and Discover Bantry


At Wild Hideaways, we believe in offering our guests an immersive experience that goes beyond just a place to stay. A visit to Bantry Town enriches your stay with its blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Book your stay with us today and explore the many treasures of West Cork, starting with the enchanting Bantry Town.