7 Stop Road Trip near Kinsale County Cork – (Kates Road Trip #1 )
Are you looking for a list of interesting stops in or around Kinsale to make up a great day out or even a short road trip? Take a look at Kate’s choice of 7 stops around Kinsale below as she started out on her Wild Atlantic Way Journey.
- The Site of The Battle of Kinsale
- Kinsale Town
- Historic Charles Fort
- Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse & Signal Tower
- Timoleague Abbey
- Inchydoney Beach
- Galley Head
I had been so looking forward to getting starting on my Wild Atlantic Way Road Trip. As I mentioned before, I live in Kerry, so much of Cork, Clare, and Limerick, and of course, all of Kerry is easily accessible for me. I decided to start in County Cork and work my way northwards.
The first Discovery Point on this route is The Old Head of Kinsale so off I headed on the road to Kinsale town.
The Stone of Destiny, Site of the battle of Kinsale in 1602
St. Multose Church
Kinsale Town Centre
I had heard that Charles Fort was impressive and was excited to finally visit this famous historical site. The day was sunny and by happy coincidence it was Heritage Week so it was free entry for all (see regular admission charges below).
It was the perfect day to capture a 360° view of Charles Fort which I uploaded to Google Maps.
You can pan around the site by swiping your finger or mouse across the image below in the direction of your choice.
Regular Admission Charges to Charles Fort Kinsale at the time of writing this post are:
- Adults €4
- Senior Citizens / Group * €3
- Child / Student €2
- Family €10
* Group consists of 20 or more people
Opening Hours are:
- Mid March to October 10.00 to 18.00 daily
- November to mid March 10.00 to 17.00 daily
- last admission time is 45 minutes before closing
This is definitely a place worth visiting. The setting is wonderful as you can see from my video, photos, and 360° view above. Don’t miss this if you are in the neighbourhood.