The Castle Tour

Take a tour
Take a tour

Throughout the day, we offer guided half hour tours of the castle. The tour takes you through 400 years of history; From the original fort, built to deter pirates in Cork harbour, through to the modern telescope dome installed on the tower top.

Our guides will deliver a lively and engaging tour through the castles unique history while taking you to parts of the facility that are inaccessible without a guide.

A highlight of the guided tour is the view available from atop the towers of the castle. Overlooking the river Lee and the Blackrock area you won’t want to miss it.

* Please note that due to the nature of the medieval building, the rooftop and the fort are regrettably not wheelchair accessible.