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Address: Bantry, Ireland
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Sheep's Head, co. Cork

A stunning peninsula. A place apart. Legends, history, spectacular vistas and scenery. Unspoilt meandering quiet roads, leading to where? Nestled on the Wild Atlantic Way road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
barry P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A stunning peninsula. A place apart. Legends, history, spectacular vistas and scenery. Unspoilt meandering quiet roads, leading to where? Nestled on the Wild Atlantic Way road route this area is one of outstanding natural beauty.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely day out at the sheeps head in early September and would strongly recommend that anybody visiting west cork pencil in a trip to the sheeps head Fantastic views and very peaceful

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed a long hike through Sheep's Head, the Lighthouse and views were spectacular and the Atlantic Ocean in its glory.

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Thank Liam F
Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The distances from the town of Bantry in West Cork to Sheep's Head is 34 Kilometers. It's well worth the trip. Many people go to the Sheep's Head penninsula to take the The Sheep's Head Way. This is a scenery rich walking route through some of the most spectacular landscape in South West Ireland. The walk itself is at least... More 

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

My most favourite place in West Cork. Stunning views, great walks and friendly local pubs. I go there a lot to escape the stresses of life. Wide open spaces. Try Arundels in Ahakista fir something to ear very good

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Went to see the Lighthouse that had come highly recommended to us and was not disappointed! We decided to the walk the loop back to the car park and what a walk it was! Found the perfect place to stop and have some lunch on the cliffs and met some rather curious sheep and cattle. Definitely bring appropriate walking gear.... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

brilliant place to holiday meeting new people from all over the world locals very friendly and helpful pleasant of nice places to see and eat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

There is a 2km walk to and from the tip of this peninsula which has loads of wild sheep grazing. There is a nice cafe at the car park.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

When Travelling in West Cork a visit to Sheeps Head is a must. Car tour , fabulous scenery. Weather dependent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We parked at the end of the road that doesn't show on our Garmin even though lots of people live on that road. It was a picture perfect, sunny day. We hiked to the lighthouse. It was a great hike and the views are magnificent.

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