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“Beautiful Historic Campus” 5 of 5 stars
Review of University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork (UCC)
University College Cork | Western road, Cork, Ireland (Mardyke)
+353 21 490 1876
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Ranked #4 of 189 things to do in Cork
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Owner description: University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a student experience second to none in Ireland. A learning community where the student is at the heart of everything and the special relationship between student and lecturer is primary to our unique ethos. The campus is located a mere ten minutes walk from the heart of Cork city, a former European Capital of Culture. Cork is listed as a top ten location in the Lonely Planet guide which states it “has always had an unshakeable self-confidence and innate sense of pride”, a description which is equally applicable to the University itself
San Diego, California
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“Beautiful Historic Campus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This campus has a collection of ogam stones, a great hall like Hogwarts, a chapel with Stain glass, tile, and woodworking from Ireland's Arts and Crafts masters. soaring new architecture and beautifully kept grounds. I went on my own but I heard that the student led tours are informative too.

Visited June 2013
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“Extensive grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The University is located just on the outskirts of Cork's CBD. It has beautifully kept grounds which are inviting to take a leisurely stroll through or sit on one of the numerous benches and enjoy the passers by. My 20-minute walk each morning from University Hall takes me over the river Dee and through the campus and is something I also look forward to on my way back in the evenings.

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“Surprisingly beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very lovely college, well worth a visit. Several old buildings designed by the same person who did the Cork Gaol and Imperial Hotel. Nice exhibit of Ogham stones.

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“Beautiful campus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

UCC is a fantastic place for an after dinner walk. The grounds are beautifully maintained and very peaceful. There are several nice sculptures around the campus.

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“Beautiful Place for a Morning Stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I had a lovely walk around the campus during my morning stroll. A friend had recommended it as a nice, relaxing place to see. I wouldn't consider it an attraction, but certainly something to see.

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