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James Fort

Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2234
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Magical and authentic!

Perfect for walks, exploring and getting the best views in Kinsale. I’ve been visiting Kinsale... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden little treasure

The bartender at our hotel recommended that we walk up to the James Fort to have a look around. It... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Tamara N
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“nice walk” (23 reviews)
“small hill” (2 reviews)
“nice beach” (3 reviews)
Kinsale, Ireland
Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2234

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for walks, exploring and getting the best views in Kinsale. I’ve been visiting Kinsale since 2009 and this location appears to be improving each year due to work being carried out within the grounds. Highly recommended!

Thank Londonshopper_2010
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The bartender at our hotel recommended that we walk up to the James Fort to have a look around. It was wet and chilly the morning we were there, but we were glad we took her advice. The only complaint I have is that it...More

Thank Tamara N
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We were passing by Kinsale so decided to check out the town and some local attractions. Lovely walk and view over the town.

Thank Elżbieta W
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Everyone will tell you to go to Charles Fort, which is super. However, if you enjoy natural, beautiful, romantic ruins, as I do, James Fort is worth visiting. You can drive there, but it’s a nice walk on a sunny day, only about 2 1/2...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Lovely sheltered beach adjacent to a walk full of superb scenery and history. Have to say that the whole thing was spoiled by the constant presence of loose dogs both on the walk and on the beach. I would have thought there would have been...More

Thank superhooperjk
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Located on a peninsular is a ruins of a fort, built in the early 17th century. A little way out of town however worth the drive, plenty of parking near the harbour then a short walk up a small hill, it was fun to walk...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is of historical importance and is very interesting. It also gives wonderful views of Kinsale , the harbour and surrounding points of interest. Worth the visit

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Visited here during the summer , went for a picnic with the mrs and kids. The beach near by is majectic a real gem of a spot

Thank thenatureboy88
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a peasant stroll from lobster cottages across the river, which amounted to around a 3.5 mile round trip. The area around the fort is well kept and the views from the top around the fort are fabulous. There is a lovely sandy bay...More

Thank davidmlowe
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I decided to go visit James Fort, not Charles Fort, because it looked less touristic. I'm glad I went. It was very nice. Not only the Fort but the view and the walk around. I find it disappointing that I couldn't get inside

Thank icastonguaybernier
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