Perhaps the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Charles Fort, is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. It is open all year, and regular guided tours are available. Charles Fort is one of the finest surviving examples of a 17th Century star-shaped fort, and much of the construction begun in 1678 remains.
The fort has two enormous bastions overlooking the estuary, and three facing inland. Within its walls were all the barracks and ancillary facilities to support the fort’s garrison. The fort continued in military use until 1922. You will witness some of the most breath-taking views from Charlesfort. Charlesfort is open all year round with guided tours available. The Tearooms at Charlesfort are also opened from May to September and ensure you ask the desk their daily opening times before you set off exploring.
You don’t have a car, that is no problem. Scilly Walk guides you all the way to Charlesfort in just under an hour. Approx 15 minutes by car.