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CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Autumn break in Ireland

Easy to find with parking outside and a good price. Most informative about the history and use of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
58sparrow
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Cork Harbour Views

Great spot to view the river and Cork Harbour and an easy drive through the historic Blackrock area... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
ExpatKL88
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Western Ireland, Ireland
via mobile
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This is an adorable, picture-perfect castle! We came here for a little visit and decided to have lunch at the cafe. The food we had was amazing!! We shared a forest mushroom risotto (easily the best I’ve ever had) and soup and salad and wine. The view is beautiful of the castle and water and service excellent. I highly recommend!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Visited this place in September 2017, had a blast! Went in to go on the tour and jokingly introduced myself as Buzz Aldrin at which point the lady (Who knew perfectly well I wasn't) raised her voice "Where the heck were you in July?" This place was a lot of fun to visit, including the air filled dome where the night sky was projected on the insides. Be prepared to climb a lot of old stone steps as it is a castle.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Robert N
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Visited this site back in 2012, and it was a really beautiful day in September. Didn't go in though - I believe it was closed.
The castle used to be a form of a fort in the 1600s, and you can see it is situated right on the River Lee!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Steve Y
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

A stunning castle with a difference. My 3 kids, aged 5, 9 & 12 absolutely loved their visit and myself and my husband also enjoyed. Definitely something for all the family and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We went late in the afternoon so we ended up missing the tour but we still was aloud to walk around and have a look and take photos. What impressed us was the meteor in the court yard.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Brian J
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