Just because our the resort is located on a private island doesn’t mean that we are alone. Fota Island Resort is grateful to share the land with some of East Cork’s key attractions. As well as Fota Wildlife Park, Fota House and Gardens acts as one of East Cork’s premier historic sites and makes for the ideal day out for families and groups alike.

Step back in time as you wander through the elegant halls and opulent rooms of Fota House, a meticulously preserved 19th-century mansion previously occupied by the Smith-Barry family. Marvel at the exquisite architecture and fine craftsmanship that have stood the test of time, as knowledgeable guides share captivating tales of the families who once called this estate home.

Venture into the sprawling gardens surrounding Fota House and immerse yourself in a world of natural beauty. Take a stroll along pathways lined with vibrant blooms, ancient trees, and tranquil water features. Discover hidden alcoves, scenic viewpoints, and lush greenery at every turn, offering a sense of serenity and tranquility amidst the bustling excitement of Cork.

Embark on a journey of discovery and exploration at Fota House and Gardens during your stay at Fota Island Resort. With guided tours of the house, leisurely walks through the gardens, and special events throughout the year, there’s always something new to discover at this hidden gem in County Cork.

At Fota Island Resort, we invite you to immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Fota House and Gardens, a true gem of Irish heritage and natural beauty. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a moment of tranquility, this historic estate offers an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages. Come and explore the beauty of Fota House and Gardens during your stay with us, and discover the magic of Ireland’s past and present intertwined.

Stay a while longer and make the most of all that Cork has to offer, with our Extend & Explore stays.