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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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Inishowen 100 Stop

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Louise D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be fair, I didn't visit the top fort due to time constraints. The audio-visual was interesting, but I found the rest of the museum to be more of a collection of artefacts - there didn't appear to be a great deal of logic / chronology with the way it was put together. A tad disappointed.

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Thank DodgeyAus
Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Dunree is the sole remaining member of a series of forts that once guarded the entry to Lough Swilly, a narrow deep inlet of the Atlantic. Nowadays it’s a museum and nature centre. Not on the main tourist trail – sat nav can be useful in getting there! – which may be why it only gets a few thousand... More 

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Thank IainNorthernIreland
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to experience some Irish history. Views from the peak look out onto the Atlantic Ocean, really cant be beaten!

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Thank Shelby Y
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those Military History Lovers out there, this is a great stop. For those not so interested in military history, there is a nice little cafe across form the fort where you can get a nice cup of hot chocolate or cappacino and a tasty scone. It was very cold and windy the day we visited. We were happy to... More 

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Thank Carrie N
Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

While following 'The Wild Atlantic Way' northern route along the picturesque Donegal coast we saw a sign for Dunree & decided to take a look. What a place, I'm no big history buff by any stretch of the imagination but found it very, very interesting. €7 admission each was good value for what was on display. A video at the... More 

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Thank Marcharris12
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I went on a little trip to dunree fort and found it very pleasant it is very interesting and full of good military stories and the view you get when the sun is shining is gorgeous well worth a visit if you like military things also has some nice walks too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Half of the audio and video attractions not working . Price to high. Still very nice place very interesting.

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Thank Klaudia M
Satellite Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Really interesting museum and military fort. Great views across the water also. We arrived when there was a tour bus full of seniors. On the site is a small tea shop Café that has the restrooms. There was quite a line. Insider information is there is another bathroom in the museum itself that was totally unoccupied. €7 admission fee was... More 

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