Mizen Head

A "must see" for all visitors to West Cork.

Mizen Head Visitor Centre has been developed by a local tourism co-operative. The signal station was built in 1905 to protect shipping from the cliffs during fogbound journeys.

It is a spectacular location with its folded rocks and high cliffs. The signal station is on an island joined to the mainland with a fine example of an arched bridge. If you have plenty of puff you can return up the 99 steps but there is an easier path for the less energetic. Well worth a visit!

Another gem of the Mizen Peninsula is Three Castle Head with the three castles, which are really three Tower Houses with curtain walling. Built in the 15th century on the site of a Bronze Age Promontory Fort, the Castles stand sentinel beside a cliff-top lake.

Main image source: Wikipedia

Website: www.mizenhead.ie

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