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“Tranquil peaceful well preserved coastal fortification”
Review of Charles Fort

Charles Fort
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Full-Day Kinsale and West Cork Tour
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Kinsale
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Magnificent views of coast and Kinsale and vast inside and very well preserved.On the morning we were there it was deserted and we had the run of the place to ourselves and we felt honoured.As we were leaving coaches of American tourists were arriving so we beat a hasty retreat being outnumbered by overwhelming enemy forces!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Building and grounds are beautifully restored. Very helpful media presentation and helpful staff. The location provides a great view of Kinsale harbor and the ocean.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I visited yesterday, during the centenery of WW1, journeyed via foot along a pleasant footpath.This old English star fort is a shining example in Europe, and provides an exceedingly satisfying experience for any visitor with a modicum of intrigue in the diverse and fascinating history of south Ireland.The admission fee was very reasonable, the staff were friendly and the fort is kept in excellent condition, having being made a national monument in 1973.The fort dates back to the colonial era and as recently as the early 20th century, its last military occupants being Irish republicans who burned most of the combustible materials in the structures within the compounds.Well worth a visit, I assure you.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I appreciate history and great architecture, but our favorite thing about Charles Fort was the gorgeous views it offers of the harbor and Kinsale. Go about an hour before sunset. In July, it doesn't set until about 10:00. Take your camera, because it's the perfect spot for photos of your fellow travelers, with the fort and the harbor as your backdrop. We liked it so much we went back a second time and had a picnic lunch there. We went by the Lemon Leaf and got sandwiches to go. Then we walked the Scilly Trail up to the fort. The walk was just a little longer than we expected, but we were still glad we did it. We found a nice grassy area overlooking the harbor and Kinsale. And, lunch from the Lemon Leaf was perfect. Just one of many great memories from a wonderful trip to Ireland!

Thank mikewald
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

This place is wonderful, the location and getting there is half the fun. The presentations are short and educational. The real magic is walking around the fort, there is so much to it and as you walk another area comes into view, then you can go up and down stairs to see the once was dwellings. Parents hang on to your kids they will go wild in there, in a good way! We did too!

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