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Elizabeth Fort, Cork

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Landmark Tourist Spot
One of the oldest sites in Cork, Elizabeth Fort represents a star-shaped structure dating back to the 17th century. Steeped in history, the fort's walls offer some of the finest views of the city, which makes it not only appealing to history buffs, but amateur photographers as well. Used continuously for over four centuries, the fort closed as a Garda station in 2013. Today, visitors flock here for the views, and a chance to learn about some of the major events in the city's history. Free guided tours are available every Saturday, with no prior reservations necessary. Add Elizabeth Fort and other attractions to your Cork trip itinerary using our Cork vacation route planner.
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  • Really enjoyed the guided tour full of history about the fort and the surrounding town of cork. Worth a stop of you are touring the town.  more »
  • We found this by engaging a local bartender in conversation about what we should, and should not see. We hadn't heard of Elizabeth Fort but were told it's 'right up the hill'. Up and hill were the ope...  more »
  • I really enjoyed the free tour which explained in depth the history of the fort and cork. followed by nice views of the city.  more »
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  • Amazing views of the city from the ramparts. Went to an art exhibition by the Blackwater collective in the old Garda barracks(police station)...creepy abandoned garda village. Could be a beautiful oasis with a bit of imagination. A walk of the walls is a must. There are guided tours also.
  • It's history of cork city,but very little. It has been well looked after but could do with a bit of money put into it to make it more attractive.
  • We visited as part of the annual culture night. We were lucky to catch a free tour. Hand on heart I can say it was amazing. I learnt so much about my city. The tour guide was amazing. The fort is really well restored and is very central. The kids loved it - lots to see and do.
  • A beautiful view!!! And there are some note about the history of Elizabeth Fort. So It's interesting ;-)
  • Views of the city with its many contrasts await the visitor!