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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, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It was really amazing to see the fort and think about the people that built it. Great views from the top, but not quite as pretty as the Cliffs of Moher as others have suggested. Also, there is a pretty decent walk to get to the top (about 15-20 minutes depending on your level of fitness), so buy a water... More 

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Cork, County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An amazing attraction, well worth a visit! There are great views from the summit of Dun Aengus, an attraction I would visit again and again. There are a group of shops near by selling plenty of moments from the island also which should be visited

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Worth going the Aran Islands just to see this absolutely amazing! Could not believe how high the drop off is at the cliff stunning views of coastline totally wild and rugged. The fort itself is amazing so lucky to have monuments in Ireland like this, it's like something out of Lord of the Rings. Interesting visitor centre which is very... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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