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Address: Charles Fort Charles Fort Charles Fort Summer Cove, Kinsale, Ireland
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352-21-477-2234
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Full-Day Kinsale and West Cork Tour
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A 5km walk along the harbour of Kinsale with great views,and topped off with great views and a interesting insight of the history of the fort makes it worthwhile.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A 5km walk along the harbour of Kinsale with great views,and topped off with great views and a interesting insight of the history of the fort makes it worthwhile.

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I visit this jewel of military architecture and historical significance, something new has been added. This marvellous fort is a fantastic place to bring visitors to Ireland. I never tire of coming here. Ten out of ten for its latest museum displays which can fill a half day if you have the time to drag yourself way from... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charles Fort is definitely worth a visit of you are in Kinsale. The fort is rather large, which allows for a lot of walking, and of dipersing of crowds, so its feels less crowded. For the kids, there is a fairy door scavenger hunt which ends up involving the whole family, keeping everyone occupied while exploring the site. All in... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked to Charles Fort along the road and could appreciate the views of Kinsale from the bluffs. Going back along the Scilly trail gave us a chance to walk along the water on a quiet beautiful path. The fort itself was a great chance to learn about aspects of defense strategy and see how a large star shaped fort... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot very picturesque. When touring the site you get a totally different vantage point of it then from the opposite shore. You also get to see James fort and the city of Kinsale much better. Up the road is a very old well tucked in behind the cemetery. Very cool

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of green space to run around for kids. Great historical details. Amazing views of the mountains.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is mostly ruins, but it gives you the opportunity to see the skeletons of an historically significant Fort. The views of the harbor and city are incredible. There are a few small exhibits within the area. Where comfortable shoes, and bring a jacket. The area is very windy and can get chilly.

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We walked to here from Kinsale, was a cloudy but dry day and really enjoyed the surroundings. The Castle itself is just off the road with ample parking, coach tours stop here also, entry fee is €5 per adult but no need to go inside as you can walk around the outside for free.

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Castlerea, Roscommon, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here by accident when we were in Kinsale last weekend. Just driving around and noticed it. Even though it was closed we were able to walk around a bit of it but views are spectacular. Well worth a visit!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location and views. The videos are well worth viewing as they provide so much of the history of the fort over hundreds of years. Tour guides (Brendan) was very helpful in identifying an Irish tune used in one the videos so we could secure the sheet music. If you go on the 1st Wednesday of the month, the entrance... More 

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