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University College Cork (UCC), Cork

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Educational Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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Stroll among old buildings and vibrant, well-kept grounds and gardens, and take in the history of University College Cork (UCC). Find the visitor center to pick up an audio guide, which will take you to some of the most notable spots on campus. Visit the president's garden, a formerly private space now open to all, which contains mature oaks and giant redwoods, which were planted in the 1840s at the college's inception. Walk the stone corridor and examine the Ogham stones—a series of grave markers for prominent Celtic tribespeople dating from the second or third century. Explore the Crawford observatory, which contains an equatorial telescope, a transit telescope, and a siderostatic telescope. Use our Cork trip planning tool to arrange your visit to University College Cork (UCC) and other attractions in Cork.
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  • Small Campus with lovely building. With leaves turning colourful now, the buildings looked beautiful. Nice for a walk and quick visit. 
    Small Campus with lovely building. With leaves turning colourful now, the buildings looked beautiful. Nice for a walk and quick visit.  more »
  • The central quad is lovely and there are lots of historic stone buildings and sculptures around this city campus. 
    The central quad is lovely and there are lots of historic stone buildings and sculptures around this city campus.  more »
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  • Struggled a bit to find main entrance and to find some parking Once we did the walk around was very pleasant. Loved the buildings and the gardens in particular were really impressive. It certainly created a peaceful setting and seemed Ideal for a learning facility. There was an on site cafe as well as a few pop up stalls near to cafe It was worth spending some time walking around the grounds
  • A little oasis of calm within the city. Beautiful gardens, historic buildings , cafés, art gallery and standing stone collection. Well worth a visit. Paid parking available nearby.

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