James Fort, Kinsale

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James Fort is located in Kinsale. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to James Fort and many more Kinsale attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kinsale driving holiday website .
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  • Really interesting, friendly staff and very informative. We enjoyed the hour or two we spent their despite howling winds and rain but then again it did add atmosphere  more »
  • We went to see the strong drive and leave the car next to the Marina are 5 minutes even coming. Passing the Fort you have incredible views of the Bay. Spain's presence in the city.
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  • My husband and I made it out to James Fort yesterday and had our breath taken away! It's about a 40 minute walk from Kinsale town centre, but if you drive and park, it's about a 10 minute walk. The ga...  more »
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  • Very interesting and cool to explore. The inside of the castle was closed off from public view, which is why I rate 4 stars. There was no guides, so all exploring was done alone. Around this castle are a lot of small roads connecting different parts of a defense network. It's very beautiful and would be a nice place to have a picnic. There wasn't that many tourists around the fort either. To explore all the walk ways and outside fortifications require quite a lot of walking. Would also be a nice place to walk your dogs or bring children.
  • We were passing by Kinsale so decided to check out the town and some local attractions. Lovely walk and view over the town.
  • this is one of the nicest walk around I've ever had in my life. beautiful scenery. just an old fort resting peacefully on the peninsula.
  • Wonderful walk. Great views. Easy access with bonus beach at beginning or end
  • surprisingly well maintained. No information around. Lovely potential

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Where to stay in Kinsale

If you visit the charming fishing village of Kinsale, opt for a place by the water rather than the center. It should be easy to find accommodations along the picturesque harbor, where a majority of the village's hotels are located. From here you will enjoy scenic views of the coast and easily be able to walk to the town's center. Budget travelers can find affordable guest homes away from the shoreline or outside of the town center. Visitors wanting more luxury will be able to find a few beautiful spa or upscale hotels.
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