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Dunbeg Fort

Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
353 66 9159755
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Ranked #6 of 6 Attractions in Ventry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is nothing more than highway robbery. The closest you are allowed is about 50 feet from the nearest wall. The landowner (thief, really) will take your money, and chat you up to deflect you from reading the small print signs, posted on a wall, that there is no access to the site. I have been to many tourist traps,... More

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Kenmare, Ireland
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26 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I had the good fortune to tour Dunbeg Fort a few years ago. I was there again today and knowing about the damage that was sustained during one of last winter's storms, I inquired of the man collecting the 2 euro entrance fee as to how much of the fort had fallen into the sea and how much of it... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's very sad to see people writing poor reviews about this fort cause the fact is that the fort is disappearing into the ocean, it's not your or my own fault, it's nature! This fort is lying at the side of the wild Atlantic Ocean! There is safety restriction around the site so people can't trespass but you can watch... More

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Overland Park,KS
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286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This poor fort is falling into the sea, so they have it closed and you can only see it from the fence. There are other similar forts to see, so pass on this.

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Springfield, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Sad that the fort is falling into the sea. The lady at the video center and the gentleman taking admission were helpful, kind and very personable. Video was good. Could not get up to the fort, due to safety concerns, but it was amazing to see and to learn about.

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Perth, Australia
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163 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Yes there are fences, yes there are do not enter signs, but this is a 1,000 year old plus site, one which may well disappear if future severe storms are experienced. Nevertheless you still can get around quite a bit of the Fort and appreciate what these folks did 1,000 years ago. Even though only a limited amount of the... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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304 reviews 304 reviews
110 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I am a little surprised that so many people are still being annoyed that the fort is closed and writing 'terrible' reviews. Yes, the fort is 'closed' and if you look at TA before you go, you will see that it is … there are many reviews stating this and going back months! When the attraction reopens, it will be... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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155 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The cliff-top fort was patially washed away in a storm in February 2014 and is closed to visitors for safety reasons. What's left will probably collapse into the sea as well. Yet they still charge 2 euros to visit the audio visual presentaion. Give it a miss.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We pulled up to the parking lot of the Stonehouse restaurant and crossed the street. We paid 2 euros a piece and the gentleman directed us back across the street to watch a video first. I looked down to the fort area and noticed a chain link fence erected, but I figured it was to keep people out at night.... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Give it a miss until they repair the storm damage and open it again. Looking at the site from behind the fence doesn't give you much value for your 2 euros.

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