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Charles Fort

Charles Fort Charles Fort Charles Fort Summer Cove, Kinsale, Ireland
352-21-477-2234
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  • Excellent58%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“guided tour” (86 reviews)
“coffee shop” (25 reviews)
“scilly walk” (38 reviews)
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Charles Fort Charles Fort Charles Fort Summer Cove, Kinsale, Ireland
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"guided tour"
in 86 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 25 reviews
"scilly walk"
in 38 reviews
"kinsale harbor"
in 48 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 20 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 64 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 24 reviews
"military history"
in 17 reviews
"interesting history"
in 54 reviews
"walk around"
in 31 reviews
"sunny day"
in 48 reviews
"beautiful location"
in 18 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 32 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 23 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 25 reviews
"ruins"
in 98 reviews
"town"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This fort was amazing, the size alone was something to see. My husband loved walking around and the tour guides were very informative and helpful.

Thank chercharles
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for the coffee and home made cakes and visited this historic site. Great day out and fantastic value. Well worth a visit.

Thank Leonard G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Made the walk out to the fort from town along the water which offered beautiful views of the marina, lovely cottages and homes, and birds, birds, birds. Don’t miss it if walking is your thing....it took about 40 minutes. So picturesque. Once at the Fort,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited on a cold, blustery day unfortunately so we were restricted to driving from Kinsale and missed the beautiful walks. Still the views were still wonderful and the history of the fort was well-displayed and very interesting. Well worth a visit.

Thank cathydel
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing gem! Mystical, well preserved lots of info on the tour and a great walk to it if you take the Scilly path which I highly recommend as its scenic and not too long

Thank Joseph A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked to Charles Fort from Kinsale on a beautiful, sunny May morning. They said it was a beautiful walk. It was. But, it was 1.5 miles and it was mostly uphill. That’s okay. We still enjoyed it. Next time we will drive. The Fort...More

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The fort can be reached by the Scilly walk, a 3 km walk path beside the water. The fort has partly been restored and is larger then one would imagine. The complementary tour adds to the visit.

Thank Wub67
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Charles Fort is a large, impressive star fort guarding the way into Kinsale. You'll want to grab a guide or at least stop in to see the video presentation on the large house-like structure to the right as you enter. In short, the fort was...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no better experience in Ireland for History buffs, and for landscape/architecture buffs, and for knockout vista buffs - and so on... terrific tour guides too .. hard to beat and truly impossible to rate .. (highly enough!)

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the few remaining “Star Forts” in existence today. If you’re able, take the 2 1/2. Ike walk from Kinsale to the fort. It’s a beautiful walk around the bay and not too challenging. The fortis very interesting and you can see...More

Thank Krista M
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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
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ash_as06
13 August 2015|
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Response from Daniel S |
Killarney to Dingle look into the 'Go to' bus it goes from Killarney to Dingle for 10 ero. It does not go from the bus station. Check the web.
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