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Mizen Head Visitor Centre

Address: Mizen Head, Goleen, Ireland
Phone Number: 00 353 28 35115
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Goleen
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

In December Mizen Head Heritage Centre is open till 11. That's very late for someone who comes from far away like we came from Dublin the day before and could only start our trip that late. 9 am would probably make no harm... Beside that - amazing place, high tides fighting with the cliffs, lighthouse and one a truly unique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As if the drive down wasn't spectacular enough, the views from the visitor centre are incredible. Those with a nervousness around heights, may want to look straight ahead when crossing the footbridge, but the destination is worth conquering your fears. So much historical information packed into the exhibition, you'll almost certainly learn some fascinating fact. There is parking, but on... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When we were staying in skibbereen , we took a trip to mizen head. The views a breath taking and the walk is just fantastic:)x a great day out.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We decided to head on the 2 hour journey from Skibbereen to Mizen as the weather was so nice one Sunday. It was well worth the trip. We brought sandwiches and I was happy as I didn't think the cafe was great. The views and information were breathtaking, some amazing pictures. It's a definitive if you are even remotely in... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Forget Ring of Kerry, Dingle and Beara. We did them all and by far the most enjoyable was the drive to and from Mizen Head. Spectaular scenery as you can see from all the user submitted photos. Exhilarating hike on all the paved paths. Museum was quaint and informative. GIft shop small but many unique items. Cafe very good as... More 

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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had a Great day here, the views are amazing,it was a cool day but clear, would return here again it only cost 6 Euro each to got to the light house, good for families to visit, very interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Blow those cobwebs away. On a blustery day a fantastic spot to see the waves crash. Lovely gift shop. My son loves going across the bridge to the lighthouse on a fine day! Lovely walks on well made pathways and stunning views out to sea.

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Liversedge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Worth a trip. Learn about how important Mizen head lighthouse was and the building of the Fastnet lighthouse. Was astonishing to read about the many famous and not so famous ships wrecked off this coast both in peace and war times. The walk along the bridge is great and we saw a couple of seals and (we think!) a whale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is definitely a must see location. The most southern part of the island. The winds are so strong so be careful. I loved crossing the bridge and touring the centre. Definitely a family trip worth doing.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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