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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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Udine, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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Waterford, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Visited on 14/10/2014 on a most beautiful sunny day with 23 members of active retirement group. Had great day. We toured the island by minibus with 2 very knowledgeable local men. Luvly homemade food in restaurant at entrance to Dun Aonghus. Many did full walk up to the top. Ferry journey was very comfortable but then the sea was very... More

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Hull, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Our trip to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inishmore, was surprisingly crowded on the high speed ferry. In fact there were at least three fully loaded ferries that arrived at the same time we did, each holding about 210 passangers. Once on the island, there were many passenger vans offering 3 hour tours of the island for a minimal... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Tons of history, gorgeous photos and the visitors center is really informative. Go in the afternoon (after 4pm) and you're likely to have the place to yourself.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you are in shape and it's a clear day, Go! If you have young children with you, get a leash or hang onto their hands, as there is not a fence at the top of the Fort. Very scary but beautiful. My adult son had issues with the heights. Also if you go up to the Fort, give yourself... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had a nice nap on the stones. Once all the day trippers left (around 4pm) I had the whole site to myself. It's worth staying over on the island just to experience this.

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Pasco, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This old fort was very interesting, especially contemplating the life that its residents must have lived.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Amazing history, well preserved, easy to access. You can have the place to yourself if you go later in the day. There was only one other person there at 5pm when we arrived.

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