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Mizen Head Visitor Centre

Mizen Head, Goleen, Ireland
00 353 28 35115
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Goleen
Type: Specialty Museums
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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Without a doubt one of the best attractions in the South of Ireland. If it's a great day weather-wise, you'll be blown away. If it's wet, there's a bleak charm in itself about that and the museum is fascinating.

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Galway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

With seriously talented illustrators, cutting edge design companies, filmakers and artists abundant in this country, i cannot believe the quality of and approach to this audio-visual display. It wouldnt cost the earth to update this...its embarrassing. Such interesting material totally underutilised.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ireland’s most south-westerly point is a must to see when travelling the area. Lovely to walk along the cliff paths and great history provided about the Signal station, Fastnet Rock and Marconi. Lovely staff and nice café after the walk!

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Kenmare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Undoubtedly the best place to visit in Southwestern Ireland. Dont miss this. View is spectacular. View from Mizen bridge is stunning and breath taking. All the way from Bantry to Mizen is scenic and lovely beaches near to Mizen head. Highly recommended place to visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our B&B owner suggested a visit to the Mizen Head Visitor Centre. Even though it was some way out of our way, we decided to go and we were not disappointed. The drive was very scenic, even with the rain. Take time to stop at the Altar along the way. Very interesting! The visitor centre has loads of interesting information... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Don't miss a chance to explore this spot, from the cliffs and ocean on the lower path to the highest point at the summit. Just hope that the wind is blowing and the waves are crashing so you can have the total Wild Atlantic experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On the extreme southwestern coast of Ireland , this beautiful and rugged area has spectacular views and provides many fine photo opportunities as well as a challenging walk to the Mizen across an arch footbridge high above the pounding surf. A fairly long distance (40Km approx) from Bantry, it is well worth the effort as the scenery along the route... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A great place to visit but lots of walking if you're not too steady on your feet. The footbridge was amazing and the information interesting. The cafe was good. Unfortunately it was a bit misty so we couldn't see Fastnet but it was still a good place to visit.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Beautiful setting and great story about the light. The light itself was less than spectacular. Filler because reviews must be 50+characters

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is a must see. The museum and the exhibitions at the beginning are a bit naff, but the views more than make up for it. Be prepared to walk and try pick a day with decent visibility. Check out the Fastnet Rock views and how the stones were cut. Also check out how many ships were torpedoed off... More

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