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A good interesting walk with great views

A interesting walk up from the car park with excellent views of Charles fort (on the other side of... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2019
Owlfred W W
Parthenay, France
Lovely walk

During our visit to Kinsale we did the loop walk from the car-park to the beach, on to the ruins... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2019
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All reviews nice walk worth a visit walk up downtown kinsale walk around guided tour sunny day ruins fort views harbour path muddy headland picnic tunnel pub
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

James Fort is near the beach in Kinsale.You can take an easy stroll from the Dock beach around the headland and wander at your own pace around the ruins. there isn't a guided tour but lots of info on boards.Nice to find such a place.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

For those who like having a place to themselves, James Fort is for you - with a bit of luck. A gentle stroll uphill from the riverside and you are in a world apart; of grass, gorse and the grey stone remains of the fort....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

We walked from downtown kinsale to the fort. It's a good 40 minute hike with a bit up hill. The fort itself was great and so were the vistas.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

This is a really special heritage property Stunning setting, beautiful building, well presented About a 25 minute walk from Kinsale town so very accessible Free entry

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

If you are interested in these kind of structures its worth a visit. Its free, well kept and in a beautiful surroundings

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dollyalisson
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Once you get inside the fort it is immense. The guided tour was informative and humorous. Very interesting and highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gipeg
Reviewed August 7, 2019

about 2K out of Kinsale and then up the hill you'll come to this seldom visited 600+ year old fort - well preserved with a fabulous view of the entire surrounding area - I recommend this as an outing for those who want a little...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank alanajames
Reviewed July 8, 2019

A interesting walk up from the car park with excellent views of Charles fort (on the other side of the bay) as well as out to sea. The building are mainly ruins but it is still a nice place to visit. We took a picnic...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Owlfred W W
Reviewed July 4, 2019

During our visit to Kinsale we did the loop walk from the car-park to the beach, on to the ruins, then back to the car park. Although this loop isn't really sign-posted, we were able to find a sign pointing us in the direction of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Not exactly the easiest place to find, but worth the walk, especially on a sunny day. Although the main door is closed there is a side entrance. Good views and information.

Date of experience: June 2019
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