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Charles Fort

  • Kinsale
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Landmarks

Attraction Information

Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, is credited with designing the fort. As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The most significant of these are the Williamite War 1689 to 91 and the Civil War 1922 to 23. Charles Fort was declared a National Monument in 1973.
Guided tours available, includes exhibition centre.

Opening hours

Daily November - mid-March: 10.00am - 5.00pm Mid-March - October: 10.00am - 6.00pm


Adult: €4.00 Sen/Group: €3.00 Child/Student: €2.00 Family: €10.00

Travel & Contact Information


Summer Cove, Kinsale, County Cork, IE, null

Phone number

021 477 2263



Click here to visit Charles Fort's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Charles Fort has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Charles Fort has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Charles Fort is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Charles Fort have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Charles Fort has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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