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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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Perth, Australia
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352 reviews 352 reviews
128 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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270 reviews 270 reviews
96 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
155 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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