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Charles Fort

Charles Fort Charles Fort Charles Fort Summer Cove, Kinsale, Ireland
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Charles Fort Charles Fort Charles Fort Summer Cove, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Scenic spot to take pictures, plus learn a lot of history. There's a building on the property that's been restored with exhibits about the history of the fort and the area, and information about the battles. Be sure to join the staff talk; the guides...More

Thank a a
Reviewed 2 days ago

The fort dominates Kinsale and offers a wonderful walk from the town. Its shape is very peculiar and it's quite nice to wlak around it, on the edge of the sea

Thank Corrado R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice fort with a great view. We liked it. You can easily walk around and enjoy this fort, which is in surprisingly good shape. From here you can also start the nice "Scilly walk" to Kinsale Downtown (30-40 minutes one way).

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Place is huge and really nice to walk around. Not a huge amount of info at each building to explain what is what but still all in good condition considering how old they are!

Thank Lisa0416
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Charles Fort is in Summercove, beside Kinsale. The beautiful costal walk from Kinsale takes about 30mins. Views from the fort out to the mouth of the harbour and back into Kinsale are wonderful. The fort itself, built in 1600s is well worth a visit. It...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived and unfortunately it rained very heavily, it wasn't pleasant and we actually didn't do the tour as it was all outside. There is a tea shop but not great, paper cups and buns wrapped in plastic, in other words not appealing on a wet...More

Thank gibby888
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So there are 2 routes if you are walking from kinsale centre to charles fort...the first is along the road...beware this is the long way and very hilly so requires some effort but offers fantastic views of kinsale, the bay and the two forts opposite...More

Thank _phoeka80
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A brisk, 25-minute walk from Kinsale, but be warned, uphill and no footpaths so not exactly pedestrian friendly or suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Some very picturesque views en route. The fort itself is breathtaking and makes this walk worthwhile. Inexpensive entrance fee, guided tours...More

Thank JJMiranda2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great value for money. Very enjoyable and the staff are very enthusiastic and helpful. Well worth the visit.

Thank KK-Mc2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked out to Charles Fort when we arrived in Kinsale and arrived 40 minutes before closing and they would not let us in! Very disappointed, as it was highly rated. The walk to the fort is very nice - but Google Maps underestimates the...More

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13 August 2015|
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.