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Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Goleen

(4.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
With a view over the most southwestern point of Ireland, Mizen Head Visitor Centre was once a signal station for ships and home of the first radio beacon in Ireland. The rocky coast may pose a danger to sailors, but its crags topped with green plateaus are a pleasure for the eye. The high cliffs provide a scenic point for the visitor center and a maritime museum. A path with 99 steps leads to the station across the Arched Bridge. Stop on your way up to see if you can spot dolphins, whales, and seals. There is a fee to enter the visitor center; once inside, stroll through the several exhibits, including photography, stories of lighthouse keepers, and a working weather station. Highlights include a navigational simulator that gives you taste of life at sea and 500 individually crafted tiles in the "Sky to Seabed" exhibit. Replenish your energy at the on-site cafe. Put Mizen Head Visitor Centre into our Goleen vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Goleen.
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  • We went on an amazing sunny day and the scenery and views were spectacular! So many viewing points and great for working calories off! Lots to see including seals in the sea under the bridge and diffe...  more »
  • Lovely attractions stunning views and easy to walk around nice cafe serving lovely home food served to eat. I was with a group of 50, and everyone enjoyed them selves.  more »
  • Totally worth a visit. The views are amazing. The history interesting and the food at the cafeteria pretty good  more »