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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

So much of one's visit to an area has to do with the day you happen to visit, so keep in mind that I was extremely tired from hiking the day before and found the bike ride (which is more uphill than downhill on the way to Dun Aengus and extremely windy that day) surprisingly not fun. There were so... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Considered the must see on Inis Mor. We biked there from Kilronan (about 40 leisurely minutes). However, for our money, the Black Fort was more spectacular. Both are worth the effort.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The walk to Dun Aengus was lovely if a bit of a challenge in rainy weather but it was a wonderful, inspiring sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

A great little hike through a small village to a fabulous Fort with spectacular views of the ocean from the cliffs of the island.

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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this great bronse and iron age fort. Not only do you find walls and remnants for old fortifications, the view over Galway Bay and the steep cliff coast on the southwestern side of the island is great.

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Sarnen, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a very impressive place, and there is no fence between you and the 60-metres-cliffs, which is cool. It's just very crowded. Lots of minibuses bring lots of tourists to this place, and some of its magic got lost, somehow. Still, very impressive.

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