The Cork harbour town of Cobh has been named as one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe by prestigious travel publisher Condé Nast.
It is the only Irish town recognised in the list, which recommends small towns and villagers from all over Europe to holidaymakers.
Writer, Caitlin Morton, ranks the town alongside Hvar in Croatia, Interlaken in Switzerland and Bled in Slovenia as some of the must-visit small towns in Europe for holidaymakers who want to avoid more tourist-heavy destinations: “Europe is known for its busy, culture-driven cities like Rome and Paris.
“But between all the landmarks and selfie-taking tourists, you’ll find literally hundreds of charming little towns with populations smaller than the line for the Eiffel Tower.
“Whether it’s a lakeside hamlet in Austria or an eerily beautiful village in Romania, these storybook towns are the stuff European vacations dream about.”
She heaps praise on Cobh…
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