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Sheepshead Peninsula

Bantry, Ireland
353 27 61226
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Bantry
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We spent most of a day traveling from Bantry to the tip of Sheeps' Head Peninsula and back, stopping off in several places for the view. We also stopped at The WhiteHouse cafe (see review). The scenery is spectacular with views of mountains and lakes, cliffs, sea stacks and little coves. This is one of the quietest places we have... More

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Tralee, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A place where you can really get away from it all, spectacular views and wonderful people. Charlie in Seamount B & B is a wonderful guide and goes that extra mile to ensure you enjoy your time here. I cannot recommend him and Julianne highly enough!

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Kilcrohane, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The most beautifull peninsula in Ireland. Ideal for family, walkers and Art lovers...The light and view from sheep's Head way is just unforgetable.

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London
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144 reviews 144 reviews
48 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The walk from the cafe to the lighthouse said 2km but it seemed a lot further and it wasn't an easy walk as some was quite steep and uneven. Stunning scenery and worth the effort even if, like me, you don't get to the end.

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Skibbereen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

One of my favourite walking spots - beautiful views, wild seas, rocks and grass and heather and gorse...

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pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great scenery, wonderful drive. Easy trip from Bantry. Interesting towns along the way. Fun Pub in Kilcrohane.

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Munster
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Unspoilt stunning area. Loved views, peace and tranquillity. After long drive on mountainy road the best was to come..... sit and enjoy the view or walk to the lighthouse.... a place not to be missed.

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Paris, France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I liked the isolation and the wild scenery on both sides of this narrow peninsula. There's a long and difficult walk at the end for the hearty but don't try it if you're not well equipped.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We spent a few hours trekking this beautiful peninsula starting at the lighthouse and working our way back, which was a nice 3 hour round trip of fairly easy trekking (although I did fall into a shallow bog hole!). Its very windy near the lighthouse so bring a jacket and some good walking shoes. The drive to get here along... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is my favourite place in Ireland and I have been warned not to tell to many people. It is the small peninsula off Bantry and has the most stunning of views. There are some terrific walks - the paths have improved over the last few years and if you feel like a swim, head to Kilcrohane Pier, when the... More

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