William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, is credited with designing the fort. As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The most significant of these are the Williamite War 1689-91 and the Civil War 1922-23. Charles Fort was declared a National Monument in 1973. Across the estuary is James Fort designed by Paul Ive in 1602.
Location: 3km from Kinsale - turn off Cork-Kinsale road (R600) 2km from the town.
Guided Tours: Max No: 40
Duration: 1 hour
Telephone: +353 (0)21 477 2263