Self-Catering Accommodation at Parade House
An incredibly central base for exploring the history, culture, and wonders of Cork City.
I am from Cork originally and was home for a number of family events. My entire family came to visit the house on various occasions as they were dying to see the inside. We all loved it! All in all, a really special place to stay in the center of Cork. We will stay again.
Parade House is a fab house in a great location close to everything in a very secure location. It has all the mod cons of a new house but still has the old feel and look of an old house. The house has a nice touch of history to it. It feels like you are walking in someone else’s shoes from the past.
We stayed in Elizabeth Fort for just two nights but did not want to leave. In fact, we fantasised daily about how lucky we would feel to live there. The House Manager Liz gave us the warmest of welcomes and instantly made us feel so at home.
Situated within the walls of Elizabeth Fort, one of the oldest and most historic sites in Cork, Parade House offers guests an incredibly central base for exploring the history, culture, and wonders of Cork City. The fort dates to the early 17th century and has played a hugely important role in Cork city since then.
One of two properties available as self-catering accommodation at this site, Parade House (red door) sleeps three people and offers guests a unique opportunity to stay within the fort walls. These walls offer a fantastic and panoramic view of the city below. The other property, Garrison House, adjoins Parade House and also sleeps three people.
Elizabeth Fort is a 17th century star shaped fort. Originally built as a defensive fortification outside the city walls, the city eventually grew around the fort and it took on various other roles – including use as a military barracks, prison and Garda station. The fort was built after the Battle of Kinsale in 1601 by Sir George Carew, the then President of Munster. Named for Queen Elizabeth I, it served as both a defensive structure and a symbol of English authority in Cork. The original fort was built of timber, stone and earth.
Approximate location of Parade House, Elizabeth Fort, Co. Cork