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Elizabeth Fort
Elizabeth Fort

Elizabeth Fort

8.05 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Fort
Ranked #8 in Cork things to do
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Barrack Street, Cork, C Ireland
+353 21 425 5100 (Tourist Information)
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Now open to the public this fort dates back to the 1600's and earlier, lying next to the original foundation stones of St. Finbarr's Cathedral. The views from the top rampart are really good and soon it will look into the New Conference Centre which is about to be built in the heart of the city. Apparently bodies used to hang from the outer walls so that the citizens of the nearby town would behave! A quick pit stop at Forde's Bar at the end of Barrack Street will be worthwhile for a pint and maybe a toastie :-)

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17th century fortification that was built to replace the older Shandon Castle, and was designed to better handle artillery. It was originally built on the outskirts of Cork, but has since been surrounded by the city.

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This is cool. Great afternoon out. Stunning views. Fun displays and decent tea room.

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Melbourne

Originally built in the 1620s, this small star-shaped artillery fort used from 1929 to 2013 as a Garda (police) station. Recently opened to the public, the fort offers a glimpse into the military history of Cork and from the high walls offers a good view over the city. Free guided tours are available every weekday from 1pm.

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