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“Spectacular scenery.”

Mizen Head Visitor Centre
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$78.04*
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Private Mizen Head Tour from Killarney
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$504.23*
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Beara Peninsula and Mizen Head Private Tour from Cork
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Goleen
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I visited the Visitor Centre in March 2012, and luckily it was a bright sunny day so the views were fantastic. There is so much to see in the centre from the time you set foot in the first part until you get to the lighthouse. We went on every pathway as we didn't want to miss anything, there is a good bit of walking here so comfy shoes are a must! Entrance was only 4euro I think, which is fantastic value for money. There is a great information centre in the first building and also out at the lighthouse, great for adults and children.
All the paths have a proper surface and fencing so it is very safe for children.
The bridge is the highlight and also the platform sticking out over the edge of the cliff!! We were walking around for for over 2 and half hrs and couldn't believe how long we stayed!
Then we had coffee in the lovely coffee shop and did a bit of shopping in the gift shop, so all in all it was a great trip, I would highly recommend it.

Thank catonafazer
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Other reviews have captured ther essence of this place....absolutely beautiful views of Ireland's southwest coast. A winter visit can also give you a memorable perspective. Our schedule only allowed for a visit on a variable weather day in January. Rain/ sleet squalls were in force with temps in the 30's and winds at the "hold on to a railing" level. Doesn't sound inviting but the plusses were wonderful. First of all. there was nobody out there. In the approx. 2 hour visit, we may have seen 6 other people. With the high winds came incredible views of an angry ocean. The rain wasn't steady, and glimpses of sun were even realized, so the day was not a wash by any means. My sense is that this place can get somewhat busy during peak season. Seeing it on a less than stellar day might give you a stellar memory.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Fabulous spot we were there on a wild windy dry day Amazing!Not for people afraid of heights or young children,Ireland at it's most unspoiled best.Pity it gets dark so early in winter,must go back in summer.

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great range of food considering it's just a cafe. highly recommend the chowder! the servers were excellent and the ticket seller and tour guide very polite! One man on the bridge was extremely polite and shared his own knowledge about the area and his work with the coast guard! great experience!

Thank corkreviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Have Visited here quite a few times over the years and the views and area are always stunning, my recent visit was no exception, all the work that they have put into the new walk ways and the new bridge are well worth the price as they give you access for some stunning photographs at irelands most southerly point.
However there is a down side to this tourist attraction, the Centre itself could do with an overhaul and a small bit of work now would restore it to something to be proud of, interactive terminals like the bridge simulator not working and displays such as the bridge have been moved around making the place look hap hazardly put together. This leads it to a disjointed amateur set up, the signal station itself is in a stunning location at the end of the 99 steps and along the bridge.
One other point in this day and age not having a Credit card machine available for the entrance fee is a bit of a let down, instead you are brought to the shop to be charged for three books??? this really made it for me how irish is that, sorry we cannot accept credit cards but i can charge you for three books in the shop and that will do and i can process your card then. i was a bit stunned but hey its ireland expect the weird solutions.

Overall this place is worth a visit for the views and scenery.

Thank Jamie M
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