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Dun Aengus

Address: Province of Connacht, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 99 61008
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Inishmore
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Superior, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

All the guidebooks say this is a can't miss sight, but to be honest, after looking at pictures I wasn't sure what all the fuss was about. After we visited, we realized it is way more spectacular in person. Dun Aengus is impressive on so many levels. The size and quality of the construction and state of preservation for a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's worth the few euros to see. We liked the more hidden black fort, but this is still worth the visit! Amazing views!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited Dun Aengus on a beautiful fall day in early/mid October. We got on a tour bus right off the ferry (we went with Tomas, who drives and orange van and was great). We went straight to Dun Aengus and beat the rush of passengers from the ferry, which was great. We hiked to the top of the fort,... More 

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New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

WOW.....the views are spectacular! We had a beautiful day for our hike to the fort. Take a lot of photos/movies and sit a minute to enjoy the views. Get there early as it can get very crowded. This is a must do on the island with a lot of history. We loved it!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Try to imagine a society living on the wild edge of the Atlantic two thousand years ago but capable of complex social and architectural planning. Curious? Visit Dun Aengosa and the other pre-historic forts on the Arans, then continue with the early Christian sites to learn much about the roots of our own culture and attitudes.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

First of all, I love really old places. Secondly, I love high, rocky places. Lastly, I enjoy a nice hike getting to them. So this place was perfect for me. I found it breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Breathtaking! The site is breathing power and history at you! I visited the island end of Octobre 2014, no touristes and beautiful weather!

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Udine, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This place is truly gorgeous. To get there we rented bikes and rode for about 30 minutes through desolated but beautiful landscapes. To get to the cliffs you will have to pay an entry fee unfortunately and you will need to hike on a steep trail for some 10 minutes... but it is really worth it considering the scary view... More 

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Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Heavy rain kept my wife and I from hiking to the fort but the visitors center alone was worth the trip out there. I also strongly suggest visiting the small shops there. I thought things were very fairly priced and of high quality for such a tourist area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a wonderful day of touring Inishmore with Tommy in his 6 seater van. He drove us to the base of Dun Aengus and on a hot day in September, we walked to the top to see the spectacular views and the cliffs of this delightful island. It is a long walk, but you can stop as many times... More 

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