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Gorgeous views

Walked up the many stairs to the fort as did my 82 year old mother slowly. It was well worth the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NadiaMGuyana
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London, United Kingdom
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Panoramic view that will make you gasp!

From Skibbereen take the R596 towards Castletownshend, after 5K you will see a church (St... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne2hig
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5 days ago
“Gorgeous views”
1 week ago
“Panoramic view that will make you gasp!”
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Castletownshend, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked up the many stairs to the fort as did my 82 year old mother slowly. It was well worth the climb. The views from the fort are amazing. You feel literally on top of the world. Our friends pointed out their friends houses. Cows...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

From Skibbereen take the R596 towards Castletownshend, after 5K you will see a church (St Barrahane’s Catholic Church) on your right, and a small school on your left. Park your car here. From the carpark, walk on the main road towards Castletownshend. About 2k, on...More

Thank Anne2hig
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I'm afraid this did not really live up to my expectations. The photographs on the webpage are extremely well taken albeit a little misleading. Ireland is blessed with many stone forts and it is my belief there are better around.

Thank RayLuckett
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Thankfully, I walked the couple of kilometers from Castletownsend, where we were staying (see my review for "The Castle"), up to this ancient site, and I wondered what would happen if you attempted to drive up to it on the increasingly narrow path off the...More

Thank Jeff Y
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Saw the sign for it on the side of the road, an on a whim turned an went up. Road seemed normal at the entrance, then turned to grass and mud, nowhere to turn the car around and the entrance to the fort is a...More

Thank gingerbrau
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

You will find these ruins as you leave town on the back road to Leap tucked away on the left hand side. Not easily visible and a short walk down a dirt track which is quite muddy. Not much to see really but it was...More

Thank Spithead
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Just off the highway and ease of parking. Very popular with large tour buses so plan you arrival carfully. Very good research online.

Thank Jerry C
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Short walk up a path and then some stone steps. Well worth the effort. Impressive stone fort at the top with fabulous 360 degree views of the surrounding hills and coast. Parking is a bit tricky. You can park at the nearby church and walk...More

2  Thank John D
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Okay, so perhaps we're a little dim because my friend and I saw the sign for Knockdrum Fort and looked it up on the internet and thought it sounded interesting. What we didn't realize is that the little farm road going up there is not...More

Thank GMANorthernNV
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

As a lover of history I visited this monument with my family. It was rebuilt in the 1800's and I am not a fan of rebuilding them as I think it looses something. If you have nothing else to do then go ahead, but while...More

Thank Neil G
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