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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, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
52 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I don't know what people expect...this place is awesome. No, it isn't Disneyland, but it is what it is. It was open in October and we walked all inside the fort and right up to the ocean...Were we lucky? I don't know...but... And what is it? A 5th century stone fort right on the edge literally of the Atlantic Ocean...go... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Pros - On the way to Dingle and nicely located. Cons- Part has collapsed recently I think so hurry there ;)

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Fort Collins, CO
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40 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Dunbeg Fort was closed the afternoon we visited, but it didn't seem like much to see anyway, and some of it has fallen into the ocean. We did enjoy the sheep in the pasture in front of the fort. There is also a nice restaurant across the road in a stone building. I wouldn't go out of my way... More 

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Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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164 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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158 helpful votes 158 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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