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Address: Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 66 9159755
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Nice walk to historic fort

3 Euros/person at the booth, free parking across the street. Small hill and fort area with incredible sea and cliff views. Also waterfall on one side. Definitely worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 Euros/person at the booth, free parking across the street. Small hill and fort area with incredible sea and cliff views. Also waterfall on one side. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Thank BusyMom62
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115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time here. It was worth the stop. Be mindful of the ground, because it is easy to stumble (like me). Nice views.

Dublin, Ireland
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123 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a small charge for entry, but it is right on the wild atlantic way road and is a good reason to stop. Lovely views of the ocean, local sjeep, individual houses and peacefulness.

Thank Z K
West Palm Beach, Florida
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163 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting and impromptu stop. Architectural ruins are always interesting to me as a travel agent and this was small, simple and at the edge of a cliff on the Dingle penninsula. Much of it has surely slipped into the sea. There's a lovely restaurant a cross the way for tea and the beehives are near. A small... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Look basically it's a pile of old stones in a circle but it's a really old and important old pile of stones that won't be there for much longer at the rate of storm erosion over the last couple of years. It's not exactly rock n roll but it's worth a visit and a couple of pictures, it's from the... More 

Thank Dalylynn
Las Vegas, Nevada
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104 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Demonstrates what lengths people will do for security. Excellent example of a small ring fort perched on the edge of steep cliffs. Worth the stop just for the views of the cliffs and waves below. Not sure why this doesn't have a higher rating. Good insight into living conditions at the time and the fear of being attacked.

Thank redrockmike
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Interesting views and great history. The Stone House restaurant across the street is also a great place to visit and get more history.

Thank RichardandMargot
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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324 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I along with our adult son set off around the Dingle Peninsula- Slea Head Drive- and the first stop was Dunbeg Fort. This was our 4th trip to the Dingle area and each time we’ve stopped to visit the fort. I love the view of the ocean from the edge of the cliff along with the view... More 

Thank DonnieOshkosh
Waterloo, Canada
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552 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The historical and archaeological value of the Dunbeg Fort is indisputable. However, this fact is lost in the poor organization of the visitor centre. It costs 3 euros to enter the site - the sign points to the little hut where an attendant gives out the tickets. The ticket includes the site and the audio tour. Then he sends you... More 

Thank Travel_Bug81
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84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I was shocked at the lack of content for such a high admittance price. Nearby and all across Ireland there are far better attractions that are free. Furthermore, a lot of the fort is fenced off - you can't get close or take decent pictures. This was the most disappointing stop in our two trips to Ireland.

Thank mjconns

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