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Sheepshead Peninsula

Bantry, Ireland
353 27 61226
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Bantry
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Glengarriff, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Loved the views - beautiful sea views on all sides! Nice to take a break from the cultural intensity on The West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry...

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Knowle, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

There is a lovely drive to the end of the Sheepshead Peninsular to the lighthouse. You do need a clear day for this. The day we did it, when we got to the lighthouse it was very misty so we couldn't see it. There is a small cafe up there but unfortunately it had closed when we got there.

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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent three days walking the area and really enjoyed..yea a couple of hills to negotiate but the scenery makes it all worthwhile. Not a brilliant place for small children as beaches not sandy and the rocky ones are beautiful but jagged. Worth a visit by foot as well as wheels.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The drive around the Sheepshead Peninsula takes you to Ahakista and this is well worth a stop off to see the Air India memorial. The nearby pub with the tin roof (sorry do not know the name) has a lovely garden behind it to enjoy a refreshing drink and take in the sea view.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a fabulous day driving, walking and relaxing on Sheepshead Peninsula. There's a hundred breathtaking views, plus we had a good sandwich lunch sitting outside at a very old pub in Kilcrohane (Eileen's - where we were even able to buy logs for our fire!). Still managed to squeeze in tea at the little cafe at the end of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We looped around the peninsula and up over the hills. Lovely drive with postcard views around every corner. A stop at the Air India memorial was a moving experience. Can't wait to go back and stop in some of the little towns along the way!

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Cork, Ireland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I took the short loop walk from Bernies cafe. The walk and views are glorious. You can see to your left Mizen Head and to your right the Beara peninsula. The lighthouse isn't open but makes for those postcard images with it set against the blue atlantic. The walk back along the cliffs is fantastic then a gradual walk up... More

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tullamore
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Brilliant! A must, if you are in the area. Be well prepared, there are some steep hills/climbs, but a great work-out

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Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nestled between the Beara Peninsula and the Mizen Peninsula the Sheepshead Peninsula remains one of the most outstandingly beautiful places to visit in all of Ireland. Rugged, remote, wild, but with so much going on and so many things to see and do, it really is amazing. Drop into Arundels Pub in Ahakista and enjoy a meal, a glass of... More

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Dublin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Loved the location, driving trail is well signposted, and some lovely pubs and restaurants to eat in along the way,

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