Charles Fort

Charles Fort, Kinsale: Hours, Address, Charles Fort Reviews: 4.5/5

Charles Fort
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Trena G
3 contributions
History
Sep 2021
Lovely morning walking around Charles Fort. Guides were available to answer any questions and were most informative and happy to share their information. Lovely coffee shop on site and wonderful chatty lady always at the ready with cosy blankets if you felt a chill. Well worth a visit
Written September 27, 2021
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Lauren L
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
A must-do in Kinsale
Sep 2021
We visited the fort twice during our trip to Kinsale. It was a highlight, fascinating history and beautiful views. We were lucky to speak with information officer, Padraig Walsh on both visits. He's so passionate about his work and the history. We took several photos of the haunted house, but didn't spot the lady in white.
Written September 23, 2021
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jahoran
Dublin, Ireland254 contributions
Wonderful Walk and Visit
Aug 2021
Walked from Kinsale out to the Fort along the Scilly Walk and had a great time. The walk was very enjoyable and the Fort was very interesting. Lovely tea rooms inside also.
Written September 20, 2021
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stephenjkelly
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
Charles Fort
Sep 2021
Excellent attraction in the wonderful town of Kinsale. While the tour guides were not working due to Covid restrictions the staff were happy to answer some of our questions and were extremely knowledgeable in their answers.

Definitely one to visit if in the area
Written September 17, 2021
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WaterfordGuy
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland64 contributions
Very enjoyable visit.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very much enjoyed our visit to Charles Fort. Excellent Covid protocols in place. Admission is free. The guides (particularly Karen and William) were very friendly and knowledgable. Lots of guides stationed around the site to answer any questions. Beautiful view over Kinsale Harbour.
Written September 4, 2021
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Alan0973
Stradbally, Ireland49 contributions
Amazing place
Aug 2021 • Family
Mazing views, great history and very friendly and knowledgeable guides. Well worth a visit for all the family.
Even if you're not interested in the history of the place, the views and scenery is amazing
Written August 27, 2021
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Aisling M
1 contribution
Lovely
Aug 2021 • Friends
Lovely place for a walk. Very educational,. Would definitely go again. Brought a picnic and 3 friends and it was a fantastic day in West cork
Written August 27, 2021
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sleepy155
Sunny Isles Beach, FL212 contributions
1670's bastion fort protecting Kinsale harbor
Aug 2021
Take a walk through this historic fort. The entrance was free because of covid. Normally there is a charge to enter. Well preserved and worth the visit. Staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Well worth the visit on your trip to Ireland.
Written August 23, 2021
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Michael M
Leopardstown, Ireland113 contributions
Interesting Fort, worth a visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very enjoyable visit. Nice walk up to the Fort and great views of the harbour. The OPW staff were very helpful and gave a good account of what life was like in the Fort.
There is nice walk back to Kinsale along a path way on the harbour edge.
Written August 22, 2021
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ValerieWalshe
Kilkenny, Ireland16 contributions
Wonderful location excellent staff!
Aug 2021 • Family
OPW you are so lucky to have people like Sarah Murphy to
Bring the history of this amazing place alive.we struck up a conversation with her and she was so incredibly knowledgeable.
What an amazing location and great staff
Written August 16, 2021
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