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Spike Island. Sat 14th October.

Excellent day out Sat 14th. could have stayed longer. We had a great guide ,Chris, he was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bea H
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We'll Be Back, Spike.

Spike Island, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sat Oct. 7 2017. The 1st thing I'd say is definitely book... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Waterford, Ireland
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Voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction 2017! Spike Island of the coat of Cobh in Cork harbour has over 1300 years of Irish history. From the Island Monastery and Fortress to the World's largest Prison in the 1850's and centuries of island homes. Your journey starts with a ferry ride before Ireland's best storytellers take you on a guided tour of the outer island and Fortress. You can then self explore our prison cells, Fortress, beautiful island walks and also use our on site cafe. Attractions include the 1850's Punishment block with its dark cells, the 1980's prison cells and riot exhibition, Ireland's largest artillery gun park and several penal, military and social history museums. With activities for children and families and guided and self guided tours, Spike Island has something for everyone. Groups welcome, audioguides in French, German and English available. See the website for sailings.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent day out Sat 14th. could have stayed longer. We had a great guide ,Chris, he was very knowledgeable and informed and great fun 👏.

Thank Bea H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spike Island, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sat Oct. 7 2017. The 1st thing I'd say is definitely book your trip before you arrive, if you can. Don't turn up and be disappointed after getting so close. 2nd thing is definitely do the tour. It's not...More

Thank jeanmcp728
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the tour last night and we really enjoyed it. Our guide was full of information about the island, its history and inhabitants. We really enjoyed the spookier tales which thankfully were peppered with more light hearted ones from time to time. The tour...More

Thank LisaLovesToExplore
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yesterday I had a most interesting visit to Spike Island. If you're interested in history, prisons, armoury and relaxation, this is the place for you. You have options as to how you want to "do" the Island but I chose the guided tour with Rob...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent a lovely afternoon visiting Spike Island. Beautiful relaxing place steeped in history. 3.5 hour tour with a stop off in the lovely cafe for yummy cake and coffee. Well done to all the staff who look after such a historical place.

Thank Annette26_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for all the family,looking forward to returning and spending a little more time here. We were rushing with kids as you can imagine.

Thank OLMarion
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day spent on the island on Saturday. Very knowledgeable tour guides and some great exhibits to be seen. A myriad of ways to see the island, whether you use the guided tour, use an audio guide or walk around yourself unaccompanied Couple of small...More

Thank Aindrias C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides were very informative. We had good weather to walk around the island. A lot of authentic items.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing day out, Elizabeth our tour was full of local and general knowledge and you can see she loves what see does which adds to the experience. Top tip: Bring a snack/picnic and walking shoes The Clonakilty Trio

Thank AdrianJLynch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting tour with a spooky theme. I did the night time tour and the tour guide was really in formative, the views on the night were amazing

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20 August 2017|
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Response from Jadeylaylajo | Reviewed this property |
I'm actually not too sure
Alice L
31 July 2017|
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Response from John C | Property representative |
Hi there, It is €45 for a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children, and then an additional €10 for another child. We have a 100 seater fully stocked cafe that serves a great variety of hot and cold food and drink. We look... More
Emer A
24 July 2017|
Response from poppyellen83 |
Yes it does