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    Visit The Historic Charles Fort

    by clws Written Sep 13, 2005

    Charles Fort is a classic example of a star-shaped fort and has five bastions. It was built in 1677 and is only a short walk from town. I visit this fort every time I go to Kinsale. I love to walk around it taking pictures and enjoying the views from there. It is well worth the 2 Euro it cost to get in. The walk there from the other side of the harbor is really beautiful with many photo opportunities. There are a few different ways to get there and I enjoy all of them. Although the Scilly walk is my favorite, along the water.

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    Kinsale Town

    by Nobbe Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    In my opinion the whole Kinsale town is a must see! I really like this small colorfull picturesque town by the sea. It's one of the towns I liked the most during my stay in Ireland. It's really worth a visit!

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    Charles Fort

    by Nobbe Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    Besieged in 1690 by the Duke of Marlborough and destroyed in 1922 during the Irish Civil War, Charles Fort reflects the turbulence of Ireland's past. It was declared a national monument in 1973. Facilities include an exhibition centre, restaurant and toilets. Guided tours available.

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    Charles Fort

    by Nobbe Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    Charles Fort is a classic example of a star-shaped fort and has five bastions. The two seaward bastions, the Devil's and the Charles' were for defending the harbour and both are casemated - that is, they have gun embrasures inside as well as on top of the walls.

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    Charles Fort

    by TRimer Updated Oct 10, 2002

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    A 17th century star-shaped fort that protects Kinsale. Charles Fort is a classic example of a star-shaped fort and has five bastions. The two seaward bastions, the Devil's and the Charles' were for defending the harbour and both are casemated - that is, they have gun embrasures inside as well as on top of the walls.

    Affords wonderful views of the city.

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    Charles Fort

    by Nobbe Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    Guarding the entrence of Kinsale is the vast star shaped Charles Fort, which was built in 1677 in honour of King Charles II by William Robinson. It is only a short distance from Kinsale town.

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