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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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201 reviews 201 reviews
151 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was very interested in the 10 minute audio visual at Dunbeg Fort. It gave a great overview about the Fort and the history of the surrounding area. The Fort is temporarily closed to the public due to storms which damaged the Fort over the winter, however the walk down to the entrance of the Fort added to the audio... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

No one should spend money to visit this sight unless they like burros and sheep. Ireland had a very severe winter and Dunbeg was one place that suffered significant loss and continuing instability. My advice is to bypass this attraction and continue on to Cumeenole Beach. It is well worth a stop.

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Manassas, VA
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60 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First you get to watch an information video at the visitor's center. It talks more about the local attractions that what you are actually supposed to see at the fort, and when they do talk about the history, they use phrases like "might have been", "possibly" or "we think..." I didn't really feel too certain of their facts based on... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I wish I had read the tripadvisor review of this place first, but no, just an obviously outdated Lonely Planet book. 2 euros each to watch a ten minute video presentation across the road in a stuffy and somewhat musty room and then a 100 metre walk to something that was closed off with wire. We couldn't make out anything... More

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Denver, Colorado
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44 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Do not waste your Time or money here. They charge 3 euros and then tell you that you can only go to the fence at the bottom because a recent storm has made the fort unsafe. Problem with that is you can't see anything but a wall and the entry hole into the compound area from the fence you get... More

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Who would have the bare-faced cheek to charge you 2 euros to walk 100 metres down a gravel path to see a "keep out" and "closed" sign? This greedy little sod's window was wide open to take our money but firmly closed when we came back up the path. On Sunday morning the visitor centre was closed so not even... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

...but the video was somewhat interesting. It definitely would have been nice to see the fort itself. I would definitely check to see if the fort is open before paying the admission fee.

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