Elizabeth Fort

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

Elizabeth Fort
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
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
About
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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Eli Romary
80 contributions
Cool and quick!
Jun 2021 • Couples
My partner and I came here because we were curious to learn more about the history. The exhibit was small, but packed full of information. It was also fun to walk around the walls! The man at the front seemed eager to sell us maps, take our bags, and make sure we were enjoying ourselves. We came on a Tuesday morning so he may have been a little bored! He was super friendly! All in all, a fun little gem that’s a quick visit, but a cool one!
Written 20 July 2021
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Robin
1 contribution
Cork History
May 2021 • Friends
An excellent welcome by Jennifer and her colleagues last Friday. Look forward to returning during the summer and congratulations on a most informative exhibition on the Fort and surrounding area in the Old Barrack Street Garda Station.
Written 22 May 2021
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Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon
Written 3 July 2021
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ailishstewart
6 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2020 • Friends
Hidden gem of cork. Very interesting history and exhibition. And if your looking for stunning views of cork this is the place to go. And to top it off free entry and friendly staff.
Written 20 September 2020
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LightPacker515368
Norwich, UK1 contribution
Excellent time in Cork from Norwich ( who could take a few lessons!)
Aug 2020
This was a very surprising trip as we looked around for the price to pay. A very nice young woman approached us and explained the policy - free- and then went on in a most beautiful way to give us a history of the site. She was a cross between an archaeologist and a minder. It made our short stay most worthwhile and thanks
Written 2 September 2020
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Sean M
Cork581 contributions
Great Attraction - Worth a visit
Aug 2020
I passed this place hundreds of times when I was a student in the 80s and never really noticed it hidden in plain site, a star fort in the middle of the city!!

Very interesting with great views of the city, its a must visit
Written 4 August 2020
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rubylass
cork127 contributions
Excellent and for free
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited having seen it appear on trip advisor and we are so glad that we did. I passed this on many occasions but never realised what what inside the imposing walls and it really is worth a visit. It is a lesser known Cork attraction and I can’t understand why, as it’s fab. The girl that welcomed us was lovely and so helpful and knowledgeable. She directed us to the information while also offering to store our buggy. We had 2 small kids, aged 2 and 4 and we found it very very safe for them to run around once you mind them on the stairs. They loved running around and seeing the stocks, the canons and the heads. There is plenty information on the fort, to read inside and it really is very very interesting. The view from the walls is excellent and well worth the visit alone. We had a buggy and the upper walls would not be assessable with a buggy or wheel chair. It was free entry which was great and we Would not have minded paying as we really enjoyed it. We didn’t see any toilets or gift shop etc, it’s just the fort as it used to be which was outstanding. I highly recommend people to visit the fort
Written 2 August 2020
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AppleErldunda
15 contributions
Worthy to visit!
Jul 2020
I lived near the fort for about 8 months and just found out this small but lovely attraction site. Definitely worthy to visit and get to know Cork city more. Also, the view from the fort is nice!!!
Written 29 July 2020
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Kristine B
Orlando, FL273 contributions
So much history!
Mar 2020 • Solo
I learned so much from my visit to Elizabeth Fort. It was raining when I went so I didn’t ask about the guided tour (although I wish I had), but the admission is free and the history information inside the building of the fort is really interesting. I spent a good 20-25 minutes reading about the history of the fort, particularly its time as a women’s prison. The views outside were spectacular, as you actually you get to climb up into the fort and walk about three-quarters of the way around. This is a great stop in Cork, especially if you go up Keyser’s Hill to get to it (which dates back to Viking times).
Written 10 March 2020
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Christine K
Manhattan, KS10 contributions
The views are worth the trip.
Sep 2019
So much amazing history and it is so well preserved. I really got a feel for what it was like to live during that time period.
Written 8 March 2020
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Regina Philangie
Cork, Ireland8 contributions
Nice day out
Nov 2019 • Family
Nice day out with a nice view and a great historical aspect as well. Definitely would recommend to anyone.
Written 22 February 2020
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Elizabeth Fort is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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