Duncannon Fort
Duncannon Fort
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Duncannon Fort is an impressive presentation of a bastioned fortress perched on the side of the stunning Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, part of Ireland’s Ancient East. This historic structure has gathered countless intriguing and awe inspiring stories over its 450 year history and holds one of the best vantage points to take in the beautiful Waterford Estuary from. Thank you for all the support this season. *Hook Tourism is a not for profit organisation. All funds raised contribute to providing these guided tours and to the development of tourism on the Hook Peninsula.
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sjireland090
Dublin, Ireland160 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Guide was excellent so knowledge and passionate about the history of the area. It is very interesting to hear the decades of history. Goes back to paleolithic history. "By Hook or by Crook" you should do this tour.
Written August 19, 2022
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Thanks for the wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, John
Written August 21, 2022
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I Am A Donut
Berlin, Germany6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
A friend recommended Duncannon Fort, knowing my interest in history, and it did not disappoint. Duncannon itself is a lovely seaside village but the Fort is barely visible from the town. I found it a fascinating place and our guide Paul was superb and really brought it to life. If you’re interested in Irish history this is a real hidden gem.
Written August 7, 2022
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We're glad you enjoyed your tour of the fort and look forward to seeing you again. I've passed on your review to Paul and he really enjoyed your kind review. Kind regards, John
Written August 21, 2022
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RainyO
Ireland82 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Browsing through trip advisor we stumbled across this attraction, turned out to be a great find. Wonderful site and very informative guide. Without a doubt the guide made all the difference, spoke about the site and its history with such genuine interest it was a pleasure to listen. Wonderful site, hopefully some money gets pumped into it so it can become a popular tourist site, because it 100% deserves the recognition.
Written July 24, 2022
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Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, John
Written July 29, 2022
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Eimear
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
We were given a tour by Paul who gave us an interesting overview of the history of the fort through the years. Paul told us lots about the fort’s defensive features and history and answered all of our questions. Absolutely amazing views from the fort and is well worth a visit!
Written July 20, 2022
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Thanks for the wonderful review, Paul really enjoyed it. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, John
Written August 2, 2022
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Sean Hannigan
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Had the chance to visit Duncannon fort while camping in Roches campsite a short few miles away. Really enjoyed the visit a fascinating glimpse into our past, this fort covers hundreds of years and only a few years ago was decommissioned by the Defence forces.

Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend a visit call into the local tourist office or book online.

Thanks to our guide John he gave us a great tour and was really interested and knowledgeable about the history.
Written July 16, 2022
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Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, John
Written July 21, 2022
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StephenInWSeattle
Seattle, WA365 contributions
Jul 2022
We showed up in Duncannon looking to tour the Bastian Fort that is located there. We arrived after the 3:00 PM tour start time, but Rob was happy to take us on the tour anyway.
Rob was so knowledgeable about the fort and the history around the fort that it was one of the most informative tours we have ever taken. Loved hearing so many stories about the construction of the fort, why a Bastian fort was so important & effective, benefits of a dry moat, battles fought, and how important the fort was to Ireland and Europe as a whole. He also shared that the Vikings were the first invaders that turned the map of Ireland so West was at the top (In the North position), which made it obvious why they were so focused on being in Ireland. It was literally the gateway to northern Europe, Interesting... Rob's knowledge, professionalism and storytelling were so impressive. Outstanding tour! Thank you!
Written July 8, 2022
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Hi Stephen, Rob loved your kind review and was very happy that you enjoyed your tour. We hope to see you again sometime as there's always more to explore. Regards, John
Written July 10, 2022
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kevbourke
Galway, Ireland12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visit the fort during our summer stay cation August 2021. We were given to date the best ever tour (informative, detailed, and enthusiastic ) by Ann . So much i didn't know from before the Vikings and the Norman's right up to WWII and much more. Its great to see a community so vested in the history of the Fort and its future.
Written September 9, 2021
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Escape756829
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Myself and my family had a great visit to Duncannon Fort. The tour guide Susan was the highlight of the tour. She was witty, engaging and knowledgeable and made it a memorable visit to Duncannon for all the holiday makers on the tour. The tour operated safely outdoors in compliance with all Covid guidelines and social distancing.
Written September 7, 2021
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Simon H
Dublin, Ireland136 contributions
Aug 2021
The tour of Duncannon Fort is a highlight of any visit to this lovely village. Our guide Susan gave a detail filled description of the fort's really interesting history and the surrounding area, which was both enjoyable and informative. The fort also has some great views of the estuary and Susan made sure to point out the best spots to take lovely photos. Well done to all involved and sorry to hear the tour is not available all year round.
Written August 31, 2021
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Stephen W
9 contributions
Aug 2021
A group of 8 from the Dublin Motorcycle Touring were camping nearby and we visited the Duncannon Fort on Friday last.
We enjoyed a pleasant 45 minutes been shown around the Fort by Susan, she was very informative and also engaged well with some children who were part of the tour group.
Grear history with spectacular veiws across the bay to the Hook lighthouse.
Its well worth a visit.
Stephen.
Written August 31, 2021
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