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CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

Blackrock Castle Castle Road | Blackrock Village, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 7917
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Nice walk

Situated at the end of the very pleasant Marina walk this makes a nice destination on foot on a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John B
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Wonderful experience

This is another must do activity when visiting Cork. Amazing old Fort converted to a working... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
HonestAppraisals
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Dublin, Ireland
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Blackrock Castle Castle Road | Blackrock Village, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 435 7917
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated at the end of the very pleasant Marina walk this makes a nice destination on foot on a fine day. Car parking also available. Interesting history. Admission is reasonable and there is a good cafe and the observatory on site.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is another must do activity when visiting Cork. Amazing old Fort converted to a working Observatory with small inflatable planetarium. Fun tour explaining the history of the building and something to feed young imaginations. Super friendly staff and well thought out tours.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place to spend a few hours. I had teenagers with me and we all enjoyed our time there.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visit took place on Friday 3/8/18 with my husband and 3 young children, 1 is special needs, on family holiday. Very busy at time of visit so my son became frustrated. Tour guide (petite blonde girl) was very busy because only one scheduled that day...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was at an event nearby and popped over for supper. It was delicious, albeit incredibly busy. Book ahead next time.

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many of the exhibits are broken or are just out of date videos, the tour was over in 10mins and told you little of the history (guide seemed to be more interested in himself). Very poor attraction for price charged.

Thank E H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was alot of fun, visiting this place. It was a 10 min. cab ride from my hotel ( The Metropole Hotel; see other review ).

Thank Denis L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite place in Cork. Kids and adults alike loved it. Our tour gide was really great. I think his name was Joe. He was really knowledgeable and took time to take questions and talk to people. The castle is really interesting and...More

Thank E B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been recommended Blackrock Castle when planning a road trip in Ireland with my son. We normally play a game of dragon hunting but this castle wasn't your usual castle. While it still has the hallmarks of one outside, inside is where the surprise...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Castle is in great condition and a wonderful tour for kids. You get a science museum and castle experience in one. There is also a fantastic restaurant attached. You can walk to this spot along the marina from Cork City and this by itself...More

Thank Barry C
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robnoxrob
13 June 2018|
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Response from Movanna S | Reviewed this property |
The science display downstairs is but the tour of the castle and tiwer is not.
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hannah o
4 March 2018|
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Response from BlackrockCastle | Property representative |
Hi Hannah, Yes the summer is busy but we run castle tours and planetarium shows throughout the day so everyone is always catered to. Dee
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Katie C
23 April 2017|
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Response from Graham J | Reviewed this property |
I think the tours start every fifteen or thirty minutes. The planetarium talk was around 30 minutes, and then the castle talk straight after on the battlements was around another 20-30 minutes. On top of that there are a... More
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