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Fort Dunree Military Museum

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Address: Buncrana, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 74 9361817
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A Napoleonic Irish Fort

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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234 reviews 234 reviews
219 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Derry, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a very interesting little place to visit. If you have an interest in history in general or the various wars this continent has suffered this place is worth a visit. There are all sorts of interesting things to look at and interact and the guy who runs the place has loads of knowledge about the place. My wife... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

well worth a visit . But cafe dreadful everything to much trouble Lovely art gallery Good informative film on history

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Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fort Dunree is not the best signposted tourist attraction but it's worth the drive down the very narrow roads - though beware of those who are not accustomed to driving on such narrow roads as it makes for some interesting encounters!!! Fort Dunree is an old army base on the cliffs overlooking Lough Swilly & the North Atlantic. It's an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic place with loads of history a Military Fort situated at the mouth of Lough Swilly stunning views,there is nothing to dislike

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A fantastic trip back in time! The fort and surroundings give a great sense of what it must have been like to be stationed there. The scenery too is breathtaking. Allow a good couple of hours at least to take in everything.

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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went on an organised trip to Fort Dunree in October 2014. We managed to pick the most dismal day, rain! rain! rain!, apart from the weather the museum itself was very good. The scenery surrounding the Forte and the Fortes location is fantastic! The views are spectacular and any budding photographers would have a field day! You get to... More 

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