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St. Anne's Shandon Church

Church St., Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
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Ranked #16 of 81 attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The Bells of Shandon - just north of the river Lee in Cork city centre, in the historical Shandon area - are nice to visit.  You can ring the Bells... more »
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Cobh, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

it might be nice but its always closed when i get there. thats quite annoying. i like the weather fish though

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Kinsale, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As a Corkman I should be ashamed to say it was my first visit to Shandon Tower at 59 years, but too my amazement I enjoyed my trip. The church of St Anne and St Mary is a place of worship and a place of tranquillity in the centre of Cork City (Northside). I climbed up the Tower, played the... More

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Bronx, New York
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263 reviews 263 reviews
139 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The most famous structure in Cork is St. Anne's Church with the Shandon Bells. The church can be seen from all over the town and has the first four face clock. each clock has a different time and is also known as the four face liar. It was built in 1772 and in addition to ringing the bells you can... More

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Douglas, Cork
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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I visited this Anglican church. It is free to visit but you can give a donation. It is a lovely church that is in Corks Skyline since 1722. The stain glass windows by Mayer & Co, Munich are well worth a visit and there is a lovely seating area outside the church in the graveyard. Would recommend to visit the... More

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Bristol, New Hampshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Letting tourists climb into a bell tower and play the bells? That would never happen in the states. It is an interesting climb into the bell tower and they make you wear earmuffs in case the bells go off. The stairs are steep and narrow and the views are cool. It was fun to annoy the neighbors by playing show... More

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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Very old building with great views from the top overlooking Cork City. The Clocks are out of order so the bells do not ring at present

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Carrillon can be reached fairly easily so long as your knees lungs and heart are in good order. Continuing up past the bells to the observation level requires extra strength plus a body small and supple enough to climb over a beam and duck you head down at the same time; but the view is very rewarding. There is... More

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Basel, Switzerland
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It is a must have in Cork to get on the tower. Fun to ring the bells and a great view over Cork. Absolutely recommend.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Not a big price of €5 to pay for an amazing view of the city. It's a good climb top of the tower but wow it's worth it when you get there. As you climb to the top you can stop off and see the workings of the clock also have fun ringing the bells yourself. Take as long as... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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108 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We ended up not walking up to ring the bells as a large group of school children got there right as we did and we didn't want to wait for them to finish, however, the church was beautiful. I get the impression that most people don't go there to see the church as it empty despite the large group of... More

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