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Charles Fort: Tours & Tickets

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Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This seventeenth century military fort comprises extensive, well-maintained ruins in a beautiful location. It’s certainly worth visiting, especially if you go on the first Wednesday of the month, as we did, when the usual €5 entrance fee is waived. It was not at all crowded...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am so delighted that I went to visit Charles Fort! It is such a lovely place with the ruins of so many old buildings, and they're still in great condition. The place is maintained to such a high standard. I had no idea that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very large Fort with great sea views. The history is interesting and there is a lot to walk around and see.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kritter52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views of the water, fascinating history provided by the guide. We really enjoyed walking around the property. Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant. Fascinating history. Mind bending construction from the 16th century. Something for everyone. Highly recommend it. Spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank eoin d
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another highlight of our trip to Ireland. The day turned warm (we'd been nearly drowned in Dublin, thanks to Hurricane Lorenzo) so it was a pleasant walk up to and through the fort. Some thoughtful neighbor left out a box of apples from...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely walk from our B & B up to the fort. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and loved the history. He also gave great context to today's world issues. Highly recommend

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking around this fort. Great history and fabulous views. Had a lovely cafe also. Very reasonably priced.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gerd340
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful guide, full of history and stories. The views were great too. A nice walk into town on the Scilly Trail.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KMR16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating and glad we decided to purchase the entrance ticket. So much more than I realized, and they have a lovely woman in the cafe that was so friendly and caring. And made great treats.

Date of experience: September 2019
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18 May 2018|
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Response from QueenofFairies654 | Reviewed this property |
Yep they run from about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but also depends on weather since that is when Fall starts in Ireland
13 August 2015|
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Response from DENISE D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Kinsale is definitely worth your time. You can walk to several historical sights so it is great for people who enjoy the outdoors. Take the Scilly walk from Kinsale to Fort Charles.