We operate regular tours on a 7 day a week basis from April-October. Outside of this we are closed throughout the winter months. However, large group tours are offered all year round and must be pre-booked in advance, minimum amount of 20 people in the group. Contact us directly if you want to book in a group during the winter months. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +353 86 1737724
Access to the fort is on a gravel pathway down hill to the cliff edge. It only takes one minute to walk down, but has a little incline on the way back up. Because of the terrain it makes it difficult to use wheelchairs or buggies to access the fort. However we do have full access for wheelchairs and buggies in our audio visual room and gift shop.
While we do everything possible to accommodate everyone, if you have specific requirements please speak to us before you book a tour. Please contact email@example.com or phone +353 86 1737724 to discuss your booking and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please also ask us onsite on how we can accommodate you with your visit.
You can pre-purchase tickets online here, at the fort gate enterance or in the visitor centre when you arrive at the site.
It is best to visit the audiovisual first before you walk down to view the fort.
Self-guided tours have no time limit, you are free to wander down to the fort and into the audio visual room at your leisure.
However we do recommend you visit the audio visual first before you walk down to view the fort. This gives you the best educated experience of the fort.
Bathrooms are located behind the visitor centre for guests of the fort, visitor centre and shop, more bathroom facilities are available within the café for customers of the café.
Most people find 30 minutes to 1 hour is plenty, while others stay longer. With so much to see and to take in, a lot of people come back to us again and again. On top of all the history and learning, it’s also a very beautiful walk down to the cliff coastline in its own right!
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While dogs are very welcome for the walk down to the fort, they are not permitted within the audiovisual and within the café. Also, please remember to ‘Leave No Trace’, so be sure to bring plenty of bags because you’ll be bringing your dog mess home with you! Also you can request water bowls for dogs while dining outside in the café.