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Charles Fort

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“scilly walk”(42 reviews)
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Charles Fort Charles Fort Charles Fort Summer Cove, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Those who know me know that I spend a great deal of time planning my travels. I try whenever possible to take advantage of and tours, and also try to arrive when an attraction or historic site opens. I want to absorb as much information...More

Thank LB-likes2travel
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were here in early August 2018 - we arrived on a Monday afternoon and it was a beautiful sunny day - the views of Kinsale Harbor from the for are amazing. The fort is quite larger with walls, ramparts and all sorts of ruins...More

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable on his topic. We had great weather that day and the views were spectacular.

Thank Ginna P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

SO glad we took the time to go through Charles Fort with an incredibly knowledgeable guide! Hearing the history instead of just reading about it made it absolutely fascinating! Would highly recommend this!

Thank mbblake
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here with a group and noted there there was work being done to the buildings and so all of the site wasn't available to be seen, even with a paid entry. In view of this I considered that it wasn't worth the 5 euro...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you walk from Kinsale, I recommend taking the Scilly path that goes by the water and for a long way is without any traffic, rather than the high road. There is a long, steep hill at the end. The fort itself is worth the...More

Thank corgi22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was part of our Ireland Tour and I wasn’t too excited about it. Well, it was a very worthwhile hour and a half. The fort is situated on the coast with wonderful views. There were many tiny sailboats from a sailing school in our...More

Thank suematt70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got here right at opening. There was a good amount of parking at that time, although it was getting full when we left. The views here are amazing, both inside and outside the fort. The fort itself is in very good condition - you...More

Thank patn03
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the 2 mile hike out to the Fort. You will not be disappointed. We did a self guided tour which is plenty if you watch the short film provided. Very cool place with great picture opportunities.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to experience some of Ireland's history and were not disappointed. Grounds are kept in good condition. Nice exhibits and interesting info.

Thank Hedwig S
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May 17, 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
August 12, 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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