Blackrock Castle

sights / Architecture

Blackrock Castle information

Location
Cork City , Ireland
Address
Blackrock
Telephone
+353 21 435 7917
More information
www.bco.ie
Prices
adult/child €6.50/4.50
Opening hours
10am-5pm
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Blackrock Castle is a restored 16th-century castle that now, rather incongruously, hosts a science centre and observatory. Kids love it and the pastoral location is worth the jaunt. It's on the south bank of the River Lee, 5.5km east of the city centre; take bus 202 from Merchant's Quay to Blackrock Pier, from where it's a five-minute walk.