CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork

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#1 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Ireland
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  • A stunning castle with a difference. My 3 kids, aged 5, 9 & 12 absolutely loved their visit and myself and my husband also enjoyed. Definitely something for all the family and reasonably priced.  more »
  • We went late in the afternoon so we ended up missing the tour but we still was aloud to walk around and have a look and take photos. What impressed us was the meteor in the court yard.  more »
  • Not what we were expecting at all but wow what a fab few hours were had! The chap doing the tour was knowledgeable and enthusiastic but be prepared for the climb up to the tower! The same chap did the...  more »
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  • On a whistle stop trip to Cork, asked Google for nearby attractions & this place came up. Lovely location, didn't have much time tho' but we stopped off for a bit of lunch at the café/restaurant located in the castle grounds. Excellent experience, good service, friendly staff, awesome food menu with excellent presentation. Would definitely recommend but I figure this place could be very busy in peak season.
  • An interesting place to visit especially if you are interested in star gazing. They have a very informative talk about the night sky with a demonstration and then a visit to the top of tower with views of the harbour. Also there is an excellent restaurant in the grounds.
  • We had a lovely inexpensive afternoon here. Firstly it's a castle which is lovely as you walk up to it. And then inside it's historical, science and a planetarium. Our first tour we were inside an inflated planet and learnt all about the stars, very interesting and the kids loved it. There's loads to see and do inside the planetarium learning about magnets, planets, space, the earth rec. Then we did a tour which firstly told us a little about the history of the castle and then we climbed to the top to see the amazing views and the telescope on the top.
  • Great for a short stop if you are doing other things in the area. The bonus of Black Rock is that it isn't just a castle. There is also a planetarium at the site. I wouldn't say it is a must-see, but still a fun stop.
  • Unique setting for a cafe on the harbour with the castle and observatory. Beautiful decor, extremely tasty menu with options for all including good options for coeliac diners. Reasonably priced too. Friendly staff. So thumbs up☘☘ for this lovely restaurant
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