EXPLORE MIDLETON AND STAY AT THE ANSTOR TOWNHOUSE
Welcome to An Stór
An Stór Tourist Hostel is located in the bustling market town of Midleton. Frank and Maria provide top quality accommodation for Budget prices. The comfortable rooms suit groups, families and the independent traveller. The self-catering and serviced kitchens allow the guests flexibility in their choice of dining. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We guarantee the best value in East Cork. Car-parking is free.
AMENITIES & SERVICES
STAY LIKE A LOCAL
Midleton town nestles in the heart of the rich farmland of East Cork. It boasts an ever-enhanced culinary reputation with wonderful restaurants, farmers market and great food shops. Home to the internationally famous Midleton Distillery, it also attracts tourists to the Jameson Experience whiskey tour.
Midleton, on the N25 is ideally suited as a base for touring the south coast. There are numerous beaches within twenty minutes drive, as well as woodland walks and water-based activities in Cork harbour the second-largest natural harbour in the world. It is only 30 minutes from Cork International Airport.
Frank, Maria and their staff are local and in a great position to fill you in on local beauty spots, the best places to shop, eat and relax.
History & Tourism
The harbour area has attracted explorers from Europe for millennia. The coastal towns of Waterford, Dungarvan, Youghal and Cobh carry traces of early Viking settlements. Mainistir na Corann- The Cistercian 'Monastery of the Weir' dates back to 1180 and the modern town of Midleton was granted a charter by Charles II in 1670. Youghal's history is linked with Midleton through Sir Walter Raleigh, famous seafarer. Check the link to the blog 'Midleton with 1'd'. Cobh's unique maratime history is unfolded in many stories stretching through time and many far-flung countries. The ancient Monasteries of Cloyne, Lismore and Ardmore are also short but beautiful journeys away. All of these centers offer activities and exciting vistas to explore
East Cork has so much to offer families. There are miles of sandy beaches running right along the coast, many offering water-based activities, from surfing to kyaking and sailing. Inland, there are wonderful forest walks and scenic areas to enjoy. Fota Wildlife Park is one of Ireland's top ten attractions, while there are a number of Open Farms to bring farming life to all. Cork City offers many exciting activities such as Blackrock Castle Planetarium. the Lifetime Lab, and Cork City Gaol. Cobh was shortlisted for the Failte Ireland Top Tourism Towns because of the broad range of its attractions for all ages. Spike Island is one of its most exciting developments.