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Address: Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 66 9159755
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle
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Private Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Killarney

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Tough duty for tough men

The view from the defensive wall toward the rough waters below tells a story of what life must have been for the men guarding Dunbeg Fort. To get a real feel for the fort, visit... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
magickayak
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the defensive wall toward the rough waters below tells a story of what life must have been for the men guarding Dunbeg Fort. To get a real feel for the fort, visit it on a cold, rainy, blustery day vice a nice walk in the park sunny day. Our sense was it was a hard life for... More 

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To see the stones that are eroding away now (also due to a bad storm in 2014) it's not that interesting, however, the film that you can go and watch on the opposite side of the ruins is really informative and it made the 5€ then worthwhile! An interesting piece of history!

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Thank Karen M
Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't quite know what we were getting into but this information center had a very nice film about Dunbeg Fort and some of the surrounding attractions. I found the movie helpful when traveling further on the Dingle Peninsula. The Fort itself is an interesting insight to how early inhabitants lived in the area and protected themselves from other invading... More 

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Ansbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great example of a promontory fort but unfortunately the very ocean that gave it's occupants protection centuries ago is reclaiming it. Worth a look.

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Thank John L
Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort was a neat little stop, and offered a nice walk after lunch at the Stonehouse Restaurant across the street. We followed a babbling little brook down to the remains of the fort. There isn't a lot left, but it was interesting to see what was there and read the brochure we got with our tickets (3 euros each).... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Located along the shores of Dingle Bay the prehistoric ruin has an interesting story to tell. After a small admission fee , a fairly step down access, you arrive at ruins that you should careful on.Great view of the cliffs and seabirds

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Thank tombrady127
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Dunbeg Fort is a true find, providing the opportunity to explore a millennia old fort while also providing some of the most impressive views on the Peninsula Drive. Every time I'm around Dingle I make sure to head out here and spend some time taking in the views of all the cliffs surrounding the fort. Truly a majestic sight. The... More 

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Thank Andrew N
Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

It was fascinating to be on this site which has been fortified in some way for over 2000 years. The fort sustained major damage in a storm in 2014 and part of it washed into the sea. From the looks of things, I wouldn't be surprised if more of it is reclaimed by the ocean in the future. If you... More 

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Thank MikeSchmid1998
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I think it's funny that people won't pay €3 a rice to experience this. The fort is really cool, the fact that it's eroding makes this more precious. The video is very helpful and makes this a bit more easy to take in, just do the audio visual first to give you appreciation for the fort itself.

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Thank Timothy C
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This place is an absolute ripoff. It is located in a position that is prime to get your money, and I regret that we fell for it. You see, it takes a while to drive out onto the Dingle Peninsula. When we finally got to Dingle and headed out on Slea Head Drive, one of the first things we came... More 

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