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Fort Dunree Military Museum

Buncrana, Ireland
00353 74 9361817
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Buncrana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Dublin, Ireland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fort Dunree is a very small place but is absolutely worth the trip not alone to look around the fort and wander the hill around the area but also for the glorious views across the water to Portsalon.

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Limerick, Ireland
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is just full of history - a great museum full of facts - good for young & old - then the view - just amazing - walks in the area very good too so a perfect place to visit for a few hours - history & exercise. It is a pity to see some houses derelict - bought... More

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Muff, Donegal, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Fort Dunree, just outside Buncrana and on the shores of Lough Swilly is a great place for a family afternoon. There are 3 walks available and we took the one right up to the top fort and old naval guns that have been there for centuries. The view from the top is beautiful and you can see why the British... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The museum was very informative. To start the tour there was a DVD in small cinema. The views from the top were breath taking. Very sad though that the tea room let visit down. Had hoped for homemade cakes. But no they were shop bought. Tea was good though.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This seemed like a great place to visit and what we saw of it was but we visited on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland and the museum, auditorium and cafe were closed. We could still walk the paths and view most of the sights but it could have been offered so much more. It is... More

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Moira, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Some very interesting items on display, it's a pity some of the old buildings are falling into disrepair. Places like this should be preserved for future generations. It is still well worth a visit

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Dundonald, Belfast.
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144 reviews 144 reviews
55 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had a very enjoyable visit to Fort Dunree which was enhanced by excellent weather !! Lots to see and plenty of walking with beautiful views and interesting places to explore. The museum is very interesting. with lots of different displays.

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Dun-le-Palestel, France
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I had wanted to visit Dundee fort for many years and finally did so yesterday. The introductory film is worth viewing to get the most of the visit. The British Fleet was moored in Lough Swilly in 1915 when it vacated Scala Flow. This and other interesting facts are readily available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The views are magnificent. Most of the property is open for walking and exploring. You will not be disappointed if you visit. Bring comfortable shoes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

On the 12th of April we attend to our friend's wedding, Yvonne and Tristan at the Fort. The reception was hold at the premises and we only can say everything was lovely. The Fort is placed in stunning surroundings so the views from inside the building were amazing. The premises were really well kept and it was very easy and... More

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