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“a great experience”
Review of Charles Fort

Charles Fort
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Full-Day Kinsale and West Cork Tour
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Kinsale
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Ireland
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“a great experience”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

this is an old english star fort that has been conserved and partly renovated. take the guided tour and hear how the expression "are you happliy married or living in Kinsale" came about .
If you like to see how the British military operated this is really informative.

Visited July 2012
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Navan, Ireland
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit if you are staying in Kinsale”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Both myself and my Wife visited the fort and really enjoyed our walk around the fort. The Weather was rotten when we there but it didn't take away from the History of the Fort.The Guide that met us at the entrance was very Helpful,, It is well worth a visit to Charles Fort and I would be happy to Recommend it..

Visited January 2013
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

The fort is a pleasant walk from Kinsale and well worth a visit. The guide is knowledgable and happy to talk. The sense of history over the hundreds of years is easy to see and understand, plus great views.

Visited January 2013
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Dublin
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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 741 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stunning views of the town & harbour. Good restoration & history exhibition by the Office of Public Works.

Visited January 2013
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Florida
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Put it on your must see list!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Within walking distance from town of Kinsale is Charles Fort. An amazing well preserved star fort dating back to the last 1600s. Friendly and well informed tour guides. Take an hour or so to really experience what it must have been like to live here and imagine what a vantage point this was during war times. I don't know where else you can visit a star fort like this that is in such great shape. The views are simply spectacular and great photo opportunities abound.

Visited June 2012
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