We had a fabulous day out - taking the ferry to Kilronan from the mainland. The ferry trip is quick and painless - modern equipment and around 50 minutes each way. Hire a bike (or electric bike) and travel from Kilronan Harbour via the coastal route to Dun Aengus (about 1.5hrs each way and not too much exertion is required). Some people choose the horse-drawn cart, others take a minibus tour but we really enjoyed the bikes. The fort is up a hill, about 20mins walk from where you leave your bike (securely locked up - but I don't think that security would be a big issue here). There are toilets, refreshments and souvenirs (arran sweaters) at the ticket office/ interpretation centre. The staff are really knowledgeable about the site and keen to share their knowledge with everyone visiting. We took a picnic from the mainland and quietly munched on it whilst being told the story of the bronze age inhabitants of this fabulous site, perched on the vertiginous rocky ledge high above the roaring Atlantic. You will need wet-weather gear and a drink with you if you cycle. There are ample places for coffee and good cakes at Kilronan before returning to the mainland on the ferry. The bike hire is 10 euros (more for an electric bike) and there are several rental companies to choose from on the harbour edge. A fantastic experience, a great day out. Entry to the fort at Dun Aengus is around 3 euros each. You could spend more than a day here; there are places to stay overnight.
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