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“Good walk and beautiful views.”
Review of Charles Fort

Charles Fort
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US$46.15*
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Full-Day Kinsale and West Cork Tour
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The castle is almost ruined but the outline of its walls and estate is dramatic. Excellent views of the Celtic sea on a good or bad day. A brief history of the castles involvement with the Spanish Armada and the soldiers' lives.

Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This star shaped fort is definitely worth a visit. It is really well kept by the Office of Public Works (Irish Government Body) and has some great exhibitions inside showing the fort’s role protecting Kinsale throughout the centuries. This was a real working fort in its day and the views are amazing - you can certainly see why its situation at the mouth of the harbour was so strategic.
Would highly recommend a visit if you are in the vicinity.

Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We saw the fort last year when we took a boat trip. Went to see it this time. Expensive enough if you have to pay in - so we just walked around the side ourselves. Great for exploring especially with children.

Thank Sylvia M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the fort in Kinsale, a fort in restoration and very interesting to call upon. Nice cafe on site and excellent few hour spent with the gang.

Thank Diarmuid M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as a forebear was based at the Fort in the 1700s and we wanted to see the conditions in which he lived as a Captain. William was a friendly and most knowledgeable guide prior to our walk around the fort. The interpretive centre was most interesting and the sun shone for part of the walk which was wonderful.

Thank MacLachlan
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