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Bells of Shandon

St. Ann's | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
353-21-450-5906
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Ranked #12 of 82 attractions in Cork
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kingwood, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to climb if you go hear. That said, it was fun to ring the church bells to the tune of your choice, and the view from the top of the church gives you an amazing view of the entire city. Totally worth going.

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Waterford, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

You must ring the bells if you go to Cork! But be prepared for a climb up steep stairs (and back down again!). The view of the city is well worth the effort.

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Cork, Ireland
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218 reviews 218 reviews
54 attraction reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to Shandon. It doesn't take very long to be honest, you could easily be up to the outdoor viewing platform in just a few minutes, take a few photos and be back to ground level in less than 15 minutes. However, I recommend that you take your time on the ascent and read the posters... More

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Ottawa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This attraction offers you the chance to ring church bells - a truly unique experience. There are even 'songs' that you can attempt to play. My major warning is that it is very confined in places. If you are claustrophobic or get anxious in tight spaces, I wouldn't recommend this attraction. I was able to do the climb, but you... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was part of the waking tour we did of Cork city, which is worth doing too! The church is on the north side of the city and following the walking route is at the top of some steep inclines so if you are not great at walking uphill then perhaps consider a taxi. The entry fee is a bit... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There is a charge to go up to the viewing area at the top of the tower. A fairly steep climb and quite confined in places but, once up there, there are outstanding views across the city of Cork. On the climb one passes through the bell tower and ear protectors are provided just in case the bells ring whilst... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is worth seeing and worth the climb up the stairs. Don't miss out on ringing the bells. It was a kick to hear 'Amazing Grace" on the bells while you followed the instructions on which string to pull. Must say I feel a little sorry for the surrounding neighbors listening to those bells all day. Fun for all we... More

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County Cork, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went up Shandon Bells last year for the first time. I really enjoyed climbing, with my niece and boyfriend. The only thing I didn't like (and this is more about me than the area) was that the stairs to get out at the top were very small, I was so nervous about getting stuck :( Other than that I... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great view of the city and fun to ring the bells. Rest of the church was not that exciting. Worth a few minutes if you have time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wonderful to know the music I was making was ringing over the Cork Centre where my relatives live. This is my third time and each time gets better...I GIVING IT A RINGING ADORSEMENT

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