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Fort Dunree Military Museum

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Address: Buncrana, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 74 9361817
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We visited Dunree as a family. We spent 1.5 hours there just looking a the old buildings of the former barracks. We didn't actually go into the Military Museum. The kids loved the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Dunree as a family. We spent 1.5 hours there just looking a the old buildings of the former barracks. We didn't actually go into the Military Museum. The kids loved the old cannons. The scenery was breath taking. It is quite a walk up to see parts of the old fort. Not suitable for anyone who is not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

fabulous place to visit the views are stunning. Be prepared to do quite a bit of walking from the caves on the rocky shoreline right up to the large guns at the top fort. It's well worth the effort some golden sandy beaches look tantalisingly close but we couldn't work out how to get there! Buncrana turned out to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Travelling up to the fort the views were absolutely breathtaking. We decided to walk up to the top of the fort first and glad we did. It was a steep hill to climb but was very well worth it and the views all around were fantastic. When we came back down we had our picnic before going into the museum.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Our group visited this site and it was an excellent experience for all ages. Definitely worth the trip, although we had a bit of a hard time finding it. The woman at the cafe recommended a short hike up to the top of the mountain and several nearby places not to be missed. She was spot on! I am so... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This attraction is set on the Inishowen Peninsula just outside Buncrana - the views are simply stunning but needs a large amount of investment, from a marketing & up-keep point of view. Driving up to the Museum the views are sensational as you look towards Lough Swilly. The staff in the fort & cafe are very friendly and the film... More 

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Uddingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Set in the stunning Inishowen Peninsula, high above Lough Swilly, this museum provided a fascinating insight into the chequered history of this historic fort. Excellent value for money, very informative. I recommend the audio tour in which you hear recordings of the Irish army officers who commanded the garrison. Voices from history. Also recommend the film show in the auditorium... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Located north of Buncrana The sign posting is pretty terrible, but when you do find it, it is worth the trip. go from Buncrana , then look for sign posts on your left (Fort Denree) that will take you to Lough Swilly. The fort is perched on an outcrop of rock. It dates back to around 1800. Alot of the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I didn't go into the museum but walked round the grounds....lots of history and stunning views...well worth a visit

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a most interesting site. Grounds are well kept and grass neatly cut. Coffee shop is friendly and toilets clean. Nice scenic location for a picnic or walk

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Buncrana, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Magnificent walks around the fort. It's well worth the climb to the top and follow the walk around to the entrance road. Great artifacts and history. Pity about the person serving in the coffee shop who was only interested in texting on her mobile phone even while making the coffee. A bad impression given for such a great place. Should... More 

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Address: Buncrana, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 74 9361817
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Buncrana

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