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St. Anne's Church

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Address: 2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 450 5906
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One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, you can enjoy the unique experience...

One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, you can enjoy the unique experience of ringing the original 18th Century Church bells, view the mechanism of the famous four faced liar clock, climb the tower to experience spectacular views of Cork City and beyond and visit the beautiful interior of St, Anne's church, one of Cork's oldest buildings.

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Great experience to ring the bells

This is a very old church with a bell tower and amazing views of Cork city. Sadly didn't get to see the view this time as I had a young child with me (who got a little scared as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very old church with a bell tower and amazing views of Cork city. Sadly didn't get to see the view this time as I had a young child with me (who got a little scared as we got near the top). She had great fun ringing the bells though. There is a book beside the bell ropes... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I brought a group of American visitors to climb the tower recently and they were very impressed. They had a great time trying to knock out a few tunes on the bells and thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic views from the top if the tower.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This could be a great experience for all; however, you should be in somewhat good physical shape as there about 6 floors of 132 steps to reach the towers observation deck...that has an excellent 360 degree view of Cork. The spiral rock staircase does get narrow at points, and at one point you have to climb and weave between 4... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You cant miss this place as the tall building can be seen from almost everywhere in the City Centre. Went there early morning, climbed up the road & ask anybody for direction. It looks really tall from below and views from the top is amazing. They charge 5 Euros to go up the bell tower & will give a ear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids liked it and the way up to the top of the tower is fun especially zigzagging past the bell floor. If the weather is good you have a great view around the city.

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely reception when you walk into the church. Friendly staff. The church itself is in amazing condition. You can climb up right to the top to see the views of Cork city. You also get to play a song on the Shandon bells which are very loud. Definitely recommend to visitors of Cork! I would go to it again.

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Thank DaisyOS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for something unique to do while in Cork this is an amazing little church! It also has a hidden gem! You can climb the bell tower for only around €5 and it's well worth it! You not only get to weave your way up the narrow little staircases steeped in history but you find interesting pieces... More 

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Thank Debra S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of Cork's attractions. Prepare yourself to ring the Shandon Bells and climb the 132 steps....Great view from the top.

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Thank Grecia R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being in Cork, we visited the cathedral. Very pleasant to create your own song on the bells. Nice visit to the Tower. If possible, I would give it a 3,5 !

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Walsall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely view from the top; fun to ring the bells. Worthwhile visiting when you are in Cork. It's quite a climb to the top and space is limited, so make sure you are up to it before trying it

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