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old fort of historical significance

it is worth taking a look if traffic is light. I can't imagine dropping by at the fort if traffic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A somewhat hidden gem

While the Staigue Fort is off the Ring of Kerry by just a bit it is well worth the visit to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Castlecove, Ireland
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All reviews the main road worth the detour honor system early centuries ring of kerry ancient history dry stone iron age single lane road private property narrow lanes bit off the beaten track walk up follow the signs oncoming traffic stone walls donation box
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it is worth taking a look if traffic is light. I can't imagine dropping by at the fort if traffic was heavy, the detour was about 10 min on a single carriageway

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank drlcs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the Staigue Fort is off the Ring of Kerry by just a bit it is well worth the visit to see what an impressive 2400 year old bronze age fort. Unlike forts such as Leacanebuaile, Loher and Cahergall, Staigue has been for the most...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Senators F
Reviewed 7 November 2018

They dont make things like they used to, thats for sure. This is a pretty cool spot, watch your head going in and out, the door way is small but its pretty unoccupied (only 1 other couple was there when we were there). The stone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This fort is an amazing stop in the Ring of Kerry, perfect for a picnic or a flask of tea. Amazing antiquity in the heart of Souh Kerry.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Amazing how old this stone fort is. You can climb up onto the walls and enjoy the views down the valley. The walls are pretty tall, but they are solid. It is at a remote site and the drive up is narrow and tricky, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank loonwatchers1993
Reviewed 9 October 2018

It's quite hard to rate this attraction. Because many folk may be disapointed at the scale of the fort - it's not a very big place. It is also a remote and unattended attraction. It sits forlornly at the hub of a broad mountain valley....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This was the first stop on our Ring of Kerry drive - it's off the beaten track, and well worth it. Stone forts are so unique and impressive - this one is well preserved and quite large.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emilymarcus
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This would never be allowed access to in the US for safety reasons, and was great fun. The stones are not cemented together, there are no handholds, no guardrails, just a wonderful fort to climb and cause moms to worry about children falling while they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobertM11725
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This place is fantastic. Out in the middle of nowhere. When you arrive you need to pay entrance to cross the threshold! €1 roughly. It's big, vast, and wide depth walls yo walk around. No cafe nearby that's open all year, but we had a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

If you like castles and history then Staigue Stone Fort is well worth a visit. It's an ancient circular stone fort, consisting of a thick main outer wall built of stones layered on top of each other with steps at intervals leading up. You enter...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lisa Y
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Response from BillyHurney | Reviewed this property |
This resort is around 28 mins 22km away from statue fort