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James Fort

Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2234
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Long Walk out to the Fort

My partner and I decided to walk out to St. James Fort one cool afternoon. We had already visited... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Great place to visit

Really interesting, friendly staff and very informative. We enjoyed the hour or two we spent their... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2234

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Reviewed yesterday

My partner and I decided to walk out to St. James Fort one cool afternoon. We had already visited the other larger fort and decided to make an afternoon of it. The walk was great down thru town by the water, across a long bridge,...More

Thank MichaelthePK
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really interesting, friendly staff and very informative. We enjoyed the hour or two we spent their despite howling winds and rain but then again it did add atmosphere

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made it out to James Fort yesterday and had our breath taken away! It's about a 40 minute walk from Kinsale town centre, but if you drive and park, it's about a 10 minute walk. The gates to the interior of...More

Thank littleowlivia
Reviewed July 16, 2017

We enjoyed visiting James Fort as well as Charles Fort. A definite if you are in the area. The history and the views are wonderful

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We visited towards the end of the arts festival in July. Well worth a visit and not overpowered by the crowds.

Thank CarricktoRome
Reviewed July 8, 2017

The Historic ruins of James Fort are just a short walk from Castle Park marina, the main fort is locked but one can walk all round the grassy ramparts and moat, then descend to sea level to explore the gun emplacement of which just the...More

Thank John d
Reviewed July 2, 2017

nice walk/hike, just a few minutes outside kinsale. old fort and ruins. amazing view. free. a beach, green everywhere. easy walk for anyone, you don't need to be trained or fit.

Thank Sara C
Reviewed June 23, 2017

It was such a beautiful day and we had the place to ourselves, we spent over an hour here running around and exploring!

Thank Heidi V
Reviewed June 8, 2017

On our visit to Kinsale we decide to walk to James Fort.It took us approximately 1 hr each way going south out of town,crossed bridge and backtrack on Penninsula .Scenery is beautiful across river Bandon you can see Charles Fort. Going down the hill on...More

Thank milos4349
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Across the river from Charles Fort, this fort is smaller and not "manned" so there is also no admittance cost. It's mostly a park but interesting to walk around. We spent about a hour. It's worth a visit.

Thank Pat M
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