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James Fort, Kinsale
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  • Nie view all over Kinsale. Not too far, one can walk there from Kinsale center in about 30-40 minutes. Not a big fort, only ruins. But you can climb and walk around and have a nice view over the count...  more »
  • I made the walk to the Fort in early November. I had the place to myself and the leaves and bushes were starting to turn to beautiful amber and rust colors. The skies were cloudy which gave the Fort a...  more »
  • I've been 3 weeks for work experience Kinsale really fascinating. The town is nestled in a Bay, at the time, the center of Commerce. Two castles dominate the Bay, Charles Fort and the James Fort. I visited the latter. The thing that most distinguishes the fantastic landscapes of Ireland is untouched nature that mixes with the remnants of the past, the ruins of the Castle and the fortifications in this case. The town of Kinsale is very picturesque, coloured houses as all the villages of County Cork, full of places to eat and listen to live music. In fact if you have the good fortune to meet, as has happened to me, some Irish in the area, you'll find that almost everyone knows play an instrument and is very usual do evenings in front of the fire by playing any instrument. The town is easily accessible from Cork bus, every half hour. I reached the James Fort running from the port of Kinsale, a really nice route, with a breathtaking view. Inside there is also a small beach and several glimpses of the Bay very suggestive.
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  • Great views but the fort itself is not accessible. The walk over is very nice. There is also a small beach nearby, perfect for a sunny day!
  • Fantastic views at the end of a great walk. Do not forget to visit Charles Fort opposite which has been much restored in recent years.
  • Wonderful walks around and down to the Blockhouse. Great views all the way around, but it's sad that you can't climb to the top of the towers any more (Health and Safety, eh?)
  • Very tranquil and pretty. Few tourists as it is outside reasonable walking distance for most touristy types.
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