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Dun Aengus

Province of Connacht, Ireland
+353 99 61008
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Inishmore
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: Dun Aengus is the most visited of the four stone forts on Inis Mor , it is located close to the village of Kilmurvey. The fort consists of three... more »
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Eugene, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went to this historic site because my husband is doing research for the fifth book in his historical fiction series, Strongbow Saga. So while he was familiar with its story, I was not. However, I was very impressed with the natural beauty of this stone fort built in approximately 1100 B.C. There were signs saying that the walk up... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must-see. The bike ride there is wonderful, as well. I would recommend making a day of the Aran Islands and doing the bike to the ruins, then walking down to the wormhole, and then biking back.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

After a moderately challenging climb up the hill you are greeted with a most impressive work of Irish pre-history. Breathtaking view of the sea and cliffs. Good sense of what it was like to be there and then.

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546 reviews 546 reviews
162 attraction reviews
404 helpful votes 404 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We got there at 11 and shared the Area with a few people but within the hour there were lots of people, giving a very different feel. So I would try to go as early as u can after it opens. Loved the area, not the crowds ! Consider the black fort as well, no people, free.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I visited quite a long time ago but I still feel this is one of the most impressive places I’ve ever seen. Not for you, if you’re scared of heights. We rented bikes, which is something I could recommend and we enjoyed nice sandy beaches- very cold swimming, despite the heat wave we caught there in the peak of summer,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The walk up to Dun Aengus is a little steep - wear comfortable shoes but the views are amazing and more than worth it!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Worth seeing. Just lovely. Cycled to Dun Aengus and kids enjoyed it. There was a gentleman at Dun Aengus who worked there and he was pleasant and answered any of our questions . Well worth a visit

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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A must see when you visit Inismore. The views are fantastic. However, it is not an easy hike to get there. A good 20 minute climb over very uneven footing.

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Hamar, Norway
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the place that everybody visits during their visit - staying there just a few hours or for more than a day. Dun Angus is the trademark of Inismore and well worth the visit. It is a very interesting construction and the visitorcenter offers loads of information both on the fort itself and a lot more concerning the aera.... More

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Belmont, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There is a visitor's center at the base of the hill that provides a lot of background information about the fort. There is a small fee for entry. This climb takes about 30 minutes to get to the top of the hill to see Dun Aengus. It is not an easy climb as it is very rocky and sometimes hard... More

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