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“awesome if you love history, and if you dnt care the view is the best thing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Camden

Fort Camden
Camden Road | cork Ireland, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #8 of 69 Attractions in Cork
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Dublin, Ireland
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“awesome if you love history, and if you dnt care the view is the best thing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

cheap attraction, 4 euros in, loads of history summed up via pics, soldier clothing, documents and movies. even if you do not care about the history itself there are many places in which you can have an awesome view of cork from many points. the coffee shop has a very well done deck made of glass where you can sip a drink while overlooking the bay. really great! the only downer in my opinion is that even though the place is all being restored and they really invested in the nice coffee shop and deck, there is no real toilet but only chemical ones, not the most hygienic option unless you are in a rave or festival but not in a fort, museum, fancy coffee shop kind of place

Visited August 2013
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Helen L”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Camden Fort is the best new place for Coffee with a view in East Cork. The view is spectacular, the coffee and scones excellent. All done by volunteers, but beware, only open 12-5 on Saturday and Sunday at the moment.

Visited August 2013
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Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
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“Great visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

This was an interesting visit, the fact the fort is being rehabilited and maintained by volunteers is a fantastic initiative. Reenactments are performed and are enjoyable to watch.

Visited August 2013
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cork
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4 attraction reviews
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“camden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

very interesting place lovely coffee shop,great photography exhibition.the fact that it has all been restored by volunteers is well worth supporting.

Visited December 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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“Fantastic :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Being renovated by locals, enthusiasts and historians this place retains a warm friendly local feeling, while being steeped in history and feeling extremely personal - all the exhibits are littered with artefacts from or about people who still have family living in Ireland. The cheesy over done feeling present in so many historic monuments has been completely avoided here, it is so open and all the stewards are willing to have a chat about the history and stories they remember. On top of the art exhibits, the housing, the schoolrooms, there are also the tunnels and guns to explore - finished with tea and a muffin on the large panoramic deck - perfect! An absolute must day out, for locals and tourists alike. We are buying a yearly pass, so worth it!

Visited August 2012
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