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St. Anne's Shandon Church

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Address: Church St. | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-450-5906
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Description: One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, this cathedral is known for its...
One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, this cathedral is known for its unique clock and famous bells.
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Once you climb views of Cork City clear day

Beautiful views of the city from this church once you climb the steps. There is an opportunity to play a tune with the bells. Not suitable for a person afraid of heights

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Cute-but if you are pressed for time you can miss it. We were not able to climb up into the tower. Not really near anything.

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La Oliva, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Meh - it's all about the bells. If they are of no particular interest (and frankly, the awful ding-donging blights the whole area, even as far as the North Cathedral) I shouldn't bother with this church, which is of no interest internally.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of the city from this church once you climb the steps. There is an opportunity to play a tune with the bells. Not suitable for a person afraid of heights

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to visit. You can look round the church for free but if you pay a small entry fee you are able to go up the tower ring the bells, see the clock workings and then go outside and see the town

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had no plans to see this church until met a fellow traveler in a pub that raved about it. So made the trek over to the church and it turned out to be the highlight of my time in Cork. The climb up to the bell tower to ring the bells is worth it. And you get some great pictures... More 

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Chepstow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

For the best view of cork city climbing up the spire is a must! Very narrow steps etc so need to be fairly fit ,ring the bells on the way up if you can play a tune all the better Well worth 5euro

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

i have visit shandon a lot but what i would like people the see is just around the corner left hand side from shandon bells is the late an Taoiseach Jack Lynches Home it is painted pink and their is a plaque on the wall

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Bells of Shandon are an iconic part of Cork heritage, but everyone can ring them. There's a little songbook at the bell ropes, where you can ring out some classics (including some national anthems). It's a tricky climb up to the roof viewing area, so not for small children.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The views of the city and countryside from the top are worth the fiver per person to climb the narrow tower, and pulling the ropes to ring out a melody on the bells got even my reserved husband involved. Visitors will want to be very comfortable in tight spaces, and there's a spot where you climb through the bell loft... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was my first time up in Shandon and the whole area is really nice and charming. My friends and I weren't sure it was worth paying €5 to go up the bell tower, but we were glad we did! You can ring the bells yourself (play little songs too!) and then go outside on the balcony at the top... More 

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