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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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Worth a visit if you are in the area!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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.

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

After looking on TripAdvisor my girlfriend and I decided to go and see fort dunree military museum if you are interested in military history it's a must, I'm not really but have to say we really enjoyed it and great views from it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The views from outside the fort are spectacular. And free. The museum was €15 for two adults and unless you're really into the history of the fort itself I probably wouldn't recommend it. But definitely enjoyed visiting it and admiring the amazing build of the fort.

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