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Bells of Shandon

St. Ann's | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
353-21-450-5906
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Ranked #10 of 81 attractions in Cork
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing old stone building up the higgly piggly staircase to the bells muffs on ears on partner played happy birthday to the whole of Cork - enchanting

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Ringing the bells is great fun. Just be prepaired for the climb to the top of the bell tower. The stairs are very narrow and steep. If you make it to the top the views of the city are unparalleled.

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

you can't avoid the Shandon Bells if you visit Cork - all the books speak of it, the images don't capture it and the whole area is uniquely colloquial. You can only feel the timbre of the rebel county when you visits the likes of the Shandon bells. Keep you eyes and ears open and savour what is uniquely cork

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Climb the stairs and ring the bells! A must see place when visiting Cork- fantastic view from the top and the place is steeped in history. The clock will be working again soon!

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Niceville, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We would have liked to experience the Shandon Bells but they were closed. It may have been due to a festival going on. The open hours were not posted clearly. We did enjoy walking around the courtyard.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This attraction is simply wonderful and if you don't get to see if this attraction you will hear it and it's one of the star experiences in quark and so historic and well-known

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Redditch, England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

And now for something completely different for the princely sum of 5 Euros. The view from the top is a magnificent 360 degree panorama of Cork City. The climb is something else. Do not attempt it unless you can bend over backwards, twist up double, take huge steps into the unknown, face a pigeon head on in a narrow passage,... More

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Dunmanway, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Ringing church bells and climbing through rafters while wearing ear-protectors to get to the top of a tower must be regarded as an unusual way to spend an afternoon. One of the bells is not working and so the tunes provided sound a little strange when they are played.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A quirky, short trip to st. Anne's will provide fun and entertainment for all the family, as your travel on the sightseeing bus tour around cork. This church allows visitors to ring the bells and play their favourite tunes ( music provided). There is the also the opportunity to walk to the top of the tower to see beautiful panoramic... More

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Edenton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Definitely worth a visit! The walk from the city is wonderful, and surrounding areas fun to explore. The stairs can be a bit steep and tight to climb, so be aware of that before visiting. However, the view from the top of the tower is beautiful! It's fairly cheap to climb the tower, and absolutely worth the money for such... More

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