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Located opposite Charles Fort, it has a commanding position guarding the small harbour of Kinsale. This fort was built in 1607 and was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces.

Located opposite Charles Fort, it has a commanding position guarding the small harbour of Kinsale. This fort was built in 1607 and was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces. The fort remains a most interesting example of 17th century military architecture and offers wonderful views of the town, river, harbour and Charles Fort.

Tips from locals

After exploring James Fort, go to the other side of the harbour to Charles Fort and get the full Fort experience.

Hidden gem
Dog friendly
Free to visit
Free car parking
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Contact details
Old-Fort, Co. Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 1 hour here.

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