Historic Sites in Cork

Historic Sites in Cork, Ireland

Cork Historic Sites

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  • Michelle
    Jensen Beach, FL60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the train to Corkand walked around a lot of the attractions are closed on Mondays. It the amazing man at the tourist office on St Patrick’s Street told us to talk the 215 bus to the. Blarney Castle we spent the whole day there.walked over 8 miles. The gardens are just stunning and in full bloom. The castle its self was beautiful although mostly in ruins you can see why it was hard to take the castle. I was the only one brave enough to kiss the Blarney Stone it was scary but had to do it. Good time of the year to go because most of the time in the gardens we barely saw a sole and no line for the Blarney Stone. Worth the €20 euros. If you want to do the caves there you need water proof boots it’s quite wet and you need to watch your head. Climbing up the stairs is a challenge steep and tiny steps in places especially near the top but so worth the views. Watch out for the stunning sculptures around the grounds they pop up in places you don’t expect. Make sure you make your way to the Vietnamese garden I think this was my favorite space it was liking going to another place, just beautiful. Highly recommend and I would definitely go back in the winter l.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • NNe
    Manchester, UK130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the uphill walk up to this. Spent a while wandering round and reading about what had happened here. The statues were a little creepy but really added to the experience walking around
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • tracyleeLiverpool
    United Kingdom160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on the 215 bus from cork off by church 20 euro each quiet morning lovely grounds and castle can’t fault it lots of interesting areas baloney stone top of the castle 2fellas will help you get on a mat lean back get hold of the bars kiss the stone lots of lovely grounds to see must be lovely in the summer castle has lots off interest as well nice and peaceful must do if your in cork
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • rubylass
    cork176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fabulous attraction in the beautiful Crosshaven. Plenty to see, both inside and outside so still a lovely visit on a wet day. Staff were so helpful and knowledgable and when we found out that the whole place is run by volunteers, it made the visit more special. The work and effort that the volunteers put into Camden really is outstanding and they should all be commended. It is a work in progress and we will def be back in a few years to see what they have added but we still spent over 2 hours here. The views from the cafe were spectacular and well worth eating outside just to see the view. I really can’t speak highly enough of what Camden Fort is, I would recommend everyone to visit to see for yourself, what can be achieved when a group of people come together to turn a derelict site into a top tourist attraction. Well done to all involved and we look forward to returning
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • ennisbannerman
    Ennis, Ireland133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely tour of the old waterworks building and machines. A very well preserved site with all the original Victorian equipment. There is a portable audio tour and short Auduo visual presentation which really adds to the experience. The tour od the engine room is guided and this added immensely to the understanding of the equipment and of the visit. probably of greater interest to anyone interested in Victorian engineering but a nice addition to a vista to Cork and close to the Gaol
    Written 4 August 2023
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  • janiel
    Meath531 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So beautiful with fabulous views. I have never been here before. Can't believe l didn't discover this hidden gem before. Worth a visit.
    Written 20 August 2023
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  • Barry H
    Swords, Ireland76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible monument to General Tom Barry and his West Cork flying column for their contribution to Ireland's freedom. Their bravery, courage and commitment will be forever remembered.
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • KanesComments
    72 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEWARE - The Gateway Pub is now CLOSED!!!!!
    Struggled through all the tiny streets only to find you cannot park anywhere without a permit and The Gateway no longer exists!
    Written 18 September 2017
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  • David S
    Western Ireland, Ireland1,012 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Found the tower while searching for a property in the area...take the R588 road from Enniskeane to Cappeen and the turn for the church and tower are approx 5KM along on the left as you drop down into a dip in the road. A great legacy of the history of Ireland.
    Tower is fairly impressive sitting on bedrock and the fact that it has survived for so long is pretty amazing too. Place is pretty eerie with the graveyard next door and some very poignant gravestones, victims of the famine etc.
    Easy to park outside and a short walk through the graveyard...
    Written 31 October 2014
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