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Fort Dunree Military Museum

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Address: Buncrana, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 74 936 1817
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen...

Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula, housing a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room, Coffee Shop, stunning walks and majestic views of Lough Swilly it is a must for every visitor to Donegal

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Friends who live in the area brought us here on a rainy Sunday , well what an absolute gem scenery is just breathtaking a pity the weather was against us but we didn't let it... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends who live in the area brought us here on a rainy Sunday , well what an absolute gem scenery is just breathtaking a pity the weather was against us but we didn't let it spoil our walk around a unmissable place highly recommend

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here recently for a refreshing winter walk. It was pouring down with rain the whole time but the views were still pretty spectacular. There's a number of different walks you can do, one slightly more strenuous than the others with a few steps to climb but the views at the top are worth it. Military guns/canons/tanks and information boards... More 

Thank bf329
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Beautiful view and scenery. If you are in the area it is definitely worth a stop in. Nice little museum and history of the fort and area.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

One of the few remaining coastal look-out post along the Northern coastline. Remarkable scenery of the Swilly and the Fanad peninsula. Museum on site.

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We went as an adult family group and everyone enjoyed the visit. The staff were wonderful and told us a great deal about the fort. There is an interesting film to watch which explains the history. The walk up the the top of the fort is quite steep and there are very few signs or explanations. The undergrowth has really... More 

Thank NPI338
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The fort itself was closed when we visited but you can get a very nice look from outside and the surrounding areas are amazing and very beautiful. It is pretty far up north but worth the stop if you are up that way. If you are into military history and sightseeing, this is a place worth checking out!

Thank James W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

we went on a wet and wild day but it was still a great visit plenty to see, a lot of history the video show is worth sitting though as it gives lots of background stuff

Thank phil a
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

great location. good views, great for spotting marine life and bird life. very helpful and friendly staff. interesting architecture covering a large area.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

My wife had discovered Fort Dunree by chance and brought me back to see it. Could have spent many more hours there with the scenery, walks and surprising history.

Thank chas3914
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Whilst travelling through Ireland I came across this place. It's a nice place to visit with a lot of scenery around it. I would recommend a visit

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