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Fort Dunree Military Museum

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Address: Buncrana, Ireland
Phone Number: 353749361817
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A great day out.

I managed to find some sunshine and went to visit this fine museum. It's well worth a look and the staff were friendly and helpful. The view from the fort was amazing and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
DamienKelleher
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Kinsale, Ireland
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Kinsale, Ireland
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I managed to find some sunshine and went to visit this fine museum. It's well worth a look and the staff were friendly and helpful. The view from the fort was amazing and the walks up around the top of the fort and worthwhile. The museum itself is very informative and i got a good feel if the history of... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Your visits starts with a video and the tour continues outside. There are a number of exhibuts in a tunnel and a purpose built exhibition centre. On site there is an art gallery, nature gallery and a tea shop.

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Thank Michael B
Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been expecting so much more.Given its location it could easily be developed into something really special.

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Thank girlsdad
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a tour of the Belfast area. There was a short history film and then the curator spent some time showing us around and explaining in more detail the history of the fort.

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Thank Mikesflorida
N. Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend going out of your way to visit Fort Dunree. Fairly unknown until recently and so much to see there. A WW2 fort overlooking Lough Swilly used as lookout and defensive site during the war. Impressive buildings perched on sheer cliff with breath taking views. Interpretive centre and seasonal coffee shop and art gallery as well. Free access... More 

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Thank Maehb
ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the fort but didn't go to th museum we Walked all around and enjoyed it the views are just great you can see for miles around its a nice walk but quiet steep !!

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Thank karen k
Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really interesting place to visit hidden away in the far north of the inishowen peninsula , it was a military fortification and now hosts a military museum in a spectacular setting .there is a video which describes the historical role of the fort , it is a really good family outing !

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Thank Mamamia2619
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you go. My boyfriend took me here, I thought it would be boring but it was much better than I ever expected. The fort is steeped in history, the guy in reception was super helpful, the views were amazing and I loved exploring the crumbling barracks. I've noticed a few comments from health and safety nuts. If you're... More 

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Thank annamel4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit and explore history. Dunree Fort was built in the Napoleonic wars. There are various birds and wildlife to see with great coastal views.

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Thank Louise D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Fort Dunree is both architecturally and historically interesting. The exhibits and short film leave you well informed. The grounds are fantastically well maintained with many nice spots to stop and take in the superb views. Also a great spot for a picnic.

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