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Dun Aengus

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Address: Province of Connacht, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 99 61008
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Go. Just go.

If you go to this and don't like it, there is something wrong with you. This was really one of the most magnificent things I have ever seen, and even though I went a bit ago... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you go to this and don't like it, there is something wrong with you. This was really one of the most magnificent things I have ever seen, and even though I went a bit ago, it always sticks out in my mind.

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

like so many things on Inishmore, I didn't know the whole story, but that in no way diminished the fantastical experience of visiting this fort.

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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

a trip to the Aran Islands is not complete without a bicycle ride to this extraordinary view of the sea. The sea will draw you in so no need to be too close to the edge. Magnificent stone edifices and excellent hiking and resting under the sun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I hiked up to Dun Aengus on Christmas Day and it was a wonderful experience. No one else was there. The hike up was great and the views and fort splendid. It is a natural, unspoiled place you should not miss.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 helpful votes 40 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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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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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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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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