What is it? A spectacular bell tower that is the symbol of Cork and its most beloved landmark.
Why go? The iconic Shandon Bell tower has been immortalised in countless poems and songs since its construction in 1722. Part of the Church of St Anne in the neighbourhood of Shandon, it is affectionately known by locals as the Four Faced Liar because the clocks on each of its four faces never display quite the same time. Climb the tower’s 132 steps and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the city. If you can handle the vertigo, crane your head backwards to see the weathervane shaped like a seven-foot gold salmon etched against the sky. Best of all, visitors can ring the tower’s eight bells (the largest weighing 1.5 tons).