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Fort Dunree Military Museum

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Address: Buncrana, Ireland
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+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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Superb views of Lough Swilly, small but interesting and informative museum, very nice cosy and friendly staffed cafe.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superb views of Lough Swilly, small but interesting and informative museum, very nice cosy and friendly staffed cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to wrap up warm if its a cold day. A great fort nestled up in Dunree with amazing views looking out into the water and surrounding land.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not open during our visit even though there were about 20 cars in the car park so perhaps it should be open at the weekends even during winter? Lots of nice walks and stunning scenery with old buildings displaying amazing patina. Some of them are open so you can walk through the old military accommodation and see the old fireplaces... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 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

Thank Lammy283
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 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 

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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 

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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!

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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

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