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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 hidden gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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buncrana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Omagh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The story and history of this vital military outpost it worth hearing and the artifacts excellently displayed. It is a very wind swept location wrap up well on a cold day.

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Lifford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A very interesting historic military museum. There is also a free museum of military items on loan from Rockhill House. There are nice walks around it and beautiful views over Lough Swilly

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not to be missed. Fabulous museum with the most beautiful views. and a great wee coffee shop here too.

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IRELAND
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fabulous views. I live close to the fort but never explored it before (on my first visit it was raining heavily). Went for a walk around the fort on a beautiful autumn day and was surprised at the spectacular views. Unfortunately the museum or coffee shop weren't open at this time of year (until 1pm) which was the only downside.... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and i visited here today, we found it to be very informative and interesting, staff where pleasant and the view from the bunkers was beautiful despite the gale force winds from Gonzalo, is worth the drive as it was about an hour away from where we where staying, would recommend.

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