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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1817
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the museum put you off.... it’s definitely well worth visiting Fort Dunree. There’s a car park in the grounds of the Fort and a few different routs laid out to the summit. The history of the Fort is fascinating even if the museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed October 22, 2018

First of all, the location is just lovely, the views all around are wonderful, and the people at the entry desk were extremely nice (I bought a book about the sinking of LAURENTIC, and they gave me a copy of a commemorative booklet publish for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are up that area. I went on a sunny spring morning and didn’t know what to expect but ended up spending all morning walking around the site.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jwfd
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Whilst on a recent visit to Donegal with my wife I discovered this surprisingly pleasant historical spot. Being a big fan of military history and having visited France and Belgium previously, I immediately planned to visit this spot though will confess to never having heard...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil_F16
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Fort Dunree is a wild and stunning place. The museum displays are very interesting. The scenery is breathtaking. There are several amazing tracks here giving fantastic sea and mountain views. The old military remains add special interest. Facilities include a cafe and toilets and great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I thought it was going to be some old ruin but it is a really good museum with fantastic views especially if you walk up the steps behind the coffee shop. Very interesting place to visit and the coffee shop is an added bonus.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Niamh W
Reviewed September 12, 2018

the views are spectacular, only have to pay if you visit the museum, great walks around the area and i've been informed by locals that when the northern lights are visible, the views from here are spectacular! The Tea Room sells fantastic sandwiches/soup etc and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here with our dog. There are lovely walks and great views, if you get good weather. The museum is interesting but is over-priced at €7 for each adult - we were able to get round the museum area in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Getting to fort dunree we drove through country lanes. And found a plaque about aircraft that had crashed into the hill. There is no entrance fee. We walked around the grounds, and down to harbour. Next stop was the cafe, the staff were very helpful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JillCY82
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Interesting military museum, starts off with a short film and then you are free to browse the grounds.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from dunree2015 | Property representative |
Yes there is card facilities in the museum