Kinsale is the jewel in the crown of County Cork. This gorgeous town is located on the southern coast of Ireland and has a rich history, postcard-worthy scenes, interesting attractions and plenty of opportunities to keep active while enjoying the Irish countryside. Hotel Isaacs in Cork city is ideally located as a base for your day trip to Kinsale with buses departing regularly from the city centre. Here are some of the best bits, not to be missed on your Kinsale Tour.
Some of the bucket list places to see in Kinsale include:
Charles Fort - a picturesque, star-shaped fort, which claimed to be impenetrable until it was taken over by the British during the Williamite War in Ireland in 1690. It was occupied by British troops for two centuries before the Anglo-Irish Treaty, later becoming a National Monument in the 1970s. Besides the fort, the area is beautiful and a great scenic photo opportunity.
Kinsale Museum is an elegant building which once contained Kinsale Courthouse and today holds a selection of artefacts from the social and political history of the town. It was the site of the original inquest into the sinking of the Lusitania, a British Ocean Liner attacked and subsequently sunk by a German submarine off the Old Head of Kinsale in 1915. It is an interesting place to visit and learn more about what makes Kinsale so special.
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Sarah originally from Dublin has a keen interest in travelling and writing and aims to travel around the beautiful places in Cork in Ireland as much as possible. From the most popular places to hidden gems Sarah aims to find the best of Cork and the surrounding areas to get the best out of your visit to Cork, whether long or short.