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Landward Town Walls of Youghal

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Youghal, Youghal, Ireland
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12th century...........

These amazing walls are still standing after all this time. Following the heritage trail we... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
JnVSydney
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Sydney
Stunning views and back-in-time feeling....

Walking the medieval walls of Youghal not only gives you amazing vistas of the town, the Blackwater... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
22EllenH
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New York City, New York
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Youghal, Youghal, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

These amazing walls are still standing after all this time. Following the heritage trail we accessed the walls via the Raleigh Quarter. From Drews tower there are excellent photos to be had. You can walk through to the outside of the city walls via sally...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Walking the medieval walls of Youghal not only gives you amazing vistas of the town, the Blackwater River and the Atlantic, but it sends you back in time. As you stroll the walls, you can't help but imagine guards and lookouts, pacing and watching to...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Its a place in history, not a lot of changes over the years, still old world in places. Footpaths narrow make it difficult in places for those with disabilities. Also has a nice seafront with plenty of seats.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful old town where old protective walls still stand. Definitely worth the time to visit and see the walls and let your imagination run wild. Well worth the time to visit.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The walls stretch almost around the town and they a re a landmark of a fortified town where i the infamous Cromwell wintered his plundering and raving army.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Youghal is a really old town with a fascinating history. I would really recommend a walk around the walls.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The walk along the medieval town walls has been improved enormously over the last few years. One gets a great feeling of history walking over where the cannons used to point out over the town (any likely serious attack coming from the seaward aspect) It...More

1  Thank relaaxed
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Brought my grandchildren down to the old church today and around the old graveyard leading up to the town walls we went into the gardens through the second gate and had a stroll around the grounds.Cannon set at upper level of the garden ,fromhere we...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Dating from 1250, they are the second longest surviving stretch of Town Walls in Ireland – the other being at the opposite end of the country in Derry! The first written record dates from 1275 when King Edward I granted a charter for their repair...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Full of history guided tours available pleasant grounds suitable for picnic plenty parking available

Thank bridmar
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