Elizabeth Fort

Elizabeth Fort, Cork: Hours, Address, Elizabeth Fort Reviews: 4.5/5

Elizabeth Fort
4.5
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
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Elizabeth Fort is an early Seventeenth-century star-shaped fort in Cork City. This fort is steeped in history and the walls of the fort offer a fantastic view of the city below. Opening hours (October to April) Tuesday to Saturday; 10am - 5pm Sunday; 12noon - 5pm. Guided tour every day at 1pm, no booking necessary.
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ScottG
Annapolis, Maryland3 contributions
There are guided tours, but it was nice to walk around and explore. Great views of Cork! Definitely recommend it if you are in Cork.
Written 5 August 2022
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Wind4surfing
Cork, Ireland29 contributions
Booked a guided tour here with my cousin. It was around 3 Euro per person. The guide, who happened to be expert in Viking history as well, took us around and provided a fascination overview. The tour lasted around 40 minutes. It was a great day.
Written 14 July 2022
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Carlos_Gonzalez2013
Ipswich, UK588 contributions
Great walk at the Elizabeth Fort, through the Walls of this historical building in Cork. The entrance fee is not too pricey and the staff was very friendly
Written 10 July 2022
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Julie H
Hammondsport, NY100 contributions
A wonderful historical stop. You are able to walk along the top walls of the fort while learning about the history. So in addition to the history there is a great view! For many years the fort was used a prison for women before they were sent to Australia and I appreciated that there was an opportunity to learn something about some of the women.
We made a very brief stop here on our way out of town, but I would have liked to spend more time and take a formal tour. The brief introduction we were given by a guide in the entrance was very informative
Written 9 July 2022
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Mark C
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Came here for the daily tours that were run during the harbour festival. The tour guide, Jess, was very informative and took the time to explain the different aspects of the fort.
There are some great views of the city from the the walls of the fort, especially St Finbarr’s Cathedral. There is also a lovely little museum inside to go and see.
Overall a great experience and would recommend to go to check it out.
Written 12 June 2022
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Richard
Rotterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions
Just outside the city center is this fort. It is well preserved and some signs gives the history of the place. The staff is helpful and friendly and the best thing is that it is free
Written 6 June 2022
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Katie T
Tralee, Ireland3 contributions
Family
The views were amazing, can’t believe we didn’t know this was here ! Fab tour from our guide Marta who knew loads about the history and was super friendly and welcoming, as were the other staff of the fort we met on the day - always the best sign of a great spot to visit. Would highly recommend a visit for locals and tourists alike! We will definitely be back for another walk around the walls soon.
Written 18 March 2022
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4etnah
Co.cork53 contributions
Family
Perfect day out in the city. If you only have time for a short day trip, look no further! It’s free as well! Parking is a small bit of a pain but if you go during the week it should be fine!
Written 27 February 2022
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Sarsfield70
County Cork, Ireland12 contributions
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Popped up while in town for a look around, of course the proximity to the City centre helps as its only a short enough walk from the site of the old city it once overlooked both in war and peace.
Although a chilly and damp day there were a number of other intrepid visitors also up wandering the walls walkways who werent to be put off. Met the duty staff of the day who welcomed me and were happy to provide information and assistance if needed - everyone friendly, professional and enthusiastic despite the less than ideal weather - always a good sign of a place.
The indoor exhibitions in the former barrack rooms brought a welcome respite, covering the forts long relationship with the walled city below and its part in Irish history, and the story of its use in the transportations to the colonies of the 1800s.
Very nice graphics, maps and reconstructions compliment these displays. Also, a temporary exhibition on the RIC who occupied the fort up to war of independence times, with other themes to follow. A follow up visit out to the public museum in Fitzgeralds Park would expand on all the themes on display here.(a super ancient/norse/ medieval section and a large walled city model too!)
Will always send new visitors up to get an oversight on the old city, never fails to deliver. Best wishes for the season ahead and with ongoing and future projects in the site!
Thanks Adam and Jen, who I met during my visit :-)
Written 18 February 2022
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Donal M
Waterford, Ireland402 contributions
Hidden away on the south side of Cork is this 400 year old fort.
Clear, well written exhibition panels tell the fort's story, and especially that of the women deported to Australia in the mid-nineteenth century.
The views of the city from the ramparts are amazing.
And admission is free!
Written 5 October 2021
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