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James Fort

Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2234
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Good walk

On our visit to Kinsale we decide to walk to James Fort.It took us approximately 1 hr each way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Smaller ruin of an old fort, but worth a trip

Across the river from Charles Fort, this fort is smaller and not "manned" so there is also no... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Pat M
Arlington, Virginia
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“nice walk” (21 reviews)
“nice beach” (3 reviews)
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Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2234

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit to Kinsale we decide to walk to James Fort.It took us approximately 1 hr each way going south out of town,crossed bridge and backtrack on Penninsula .Scenery is beautiful across river Bandon you can see Charles Fort. Going down the hill on...More

Thank milos4349
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Across the river from Charles Fort, this fort is smaller and not "manned" so there is also no admittance cost. It's mostly a park but interesting to walk around. We spent about a hour. It's worth a visit.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Not as well kept as Charles Fort...but still worth the visit. It gives you such a different perspective of the harbour to see it from all sides.

Thank Dlminayr
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice heritage walk from Kinsale center ending ... Really enjoyable on a nice sunny week_end. :)

Thank Claire Mélanie M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Excellent photo opportunities.There are wonderful views of Kinsale as well as Charles Fort.It would be great fun to bring children there to explore.There is a nice beach as well,just down the hill.Very,very beautiful spot.

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Not a lot to say really, a beautiful Saturday morning walk from Kinsale to here, good views of the harbour.

Thank PatrickJOM
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I was well impressed by this fort. This is free of charge to visit. Once your willing to climb some grass slopes and small paths. Again there are fantastic views of the ocean.

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We went already the second time to James Fort. Always with good wheater. You can see Charles Fort from there. But instead of Charles Fort it is free. You can go inside of the ruins and we really enjoyed taking pictures over there!

Thank Samiiireta
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Short walk from Kinsale 40-60 min. Beautiful views over Kinsale. There is another fort a bit further up, which gives nice views over the bay. The forts are just ruins but are nice to explore. Perfect afternoon activity, also nice for children.

Thank Hanne U
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went of a cold day nice walk with great views it would be good if they done some refurbishing of the pathways

Thank Evelyn M
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