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Fort Camden

Address: Camden Road | cork Ireland, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #8 of 69 Attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors

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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If you are as lucky as us and the weather is nice it is a spectacular location. Views of Cobh, Roches Point and Fort Carlisle as well as the Harbour make it an ideal location for a wedding. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and Paul and his colleagues made it a day to remember for the rest of... More 

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited there in August 2013, it was amazing to see what was done by volunteers. Truly informative and the views were spectacular. Well worth a trip, even if military history is not your thing, it's still an enjoyable day out.

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Cork, Ireland
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49 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Incredible views of Cork Harbour. Now there is a lovely restaurant in the old officers' building. The experience is amplified by the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides - all of whom are volunteers! Cheap visit for couples or families!

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Tramore, Ireland
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A lot of work has been carried out by volunteers on this 400 year old Cork Harbour fort. Built on the side of a steep hill overlooking the harbour it is now re named as Fort Meagher. Over 60% is below ground. This will nicely fill in a few hours. There is a very interesting museum mainly devoted to militaria... More 

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cork
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Fort Camden This fort is one of 4 forts that protected Cork Harbour from possible attack in times of past war. The other forts are;Fort Davis in Whitegate. Fort Templebreedy also in Crosshaven, and ,of course, the fort turned prison on Spike Island. It is also said that there was an Anti-submarine net stretched between Fort Camden & Fort Davis... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely views. Very obviously work in progress but apparently has improved greatly since my visit. Very friendly volunteer staff on duty when open. They have put in many hours of voluntary work and funding to make this historic place a place worth visiting. Fort stands on a high cliff overlooking a beautiful bay - well worth a visit!

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Ballincollig, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

For a place being ran by volunteers and considering what a poor state it used be several years ago (http://www.abandonedireland.com/Fort_Camden.html) What a fantastic trip has been. Worth watching facebook for times and events (we had some reenactments on during our visit) And what views of the harbour! Well worth the visit (just check the opening times as it is not... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Was here on last day of season and the weather was fantastic, the scenery around the fort is fabulous, it's an absolutely beautiful spot and very interesting, the fort was amazing, well done to all involved, Ye have done a great job, the underground tunnels, cafe, re-enactments and on site museum containing old army gear and weapons from all eras... More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My family have been visiting Fort Camden every summer since they opened. We always buy the family season ticket as it is great value. It's such an amazing place to visit (especially on a beautiful summer day). There is a cafe with decking outside. The views over Cork Harbour are spectacular. The exhibitions are very interesting. Our favourite part of... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

First time we were there was on the closing weekend and we only live 10 min drive. They did a re-enactment which my older son liked. It was a beautiful sunny day and sitting on the grass over looking the water was gorgeous. Only issue we had was a 'volunteer' took issue when my sons and niece rolling down the... More 

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