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Fort Dunree Military Museum

Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1817
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Remote military history - both UK and RoI.

Visited here on Sunday 5th. November 2017 along with members of family who were visiting home for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
C7425LRdavidf
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Limavady, United Kingdom
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Afortable... get it

There is not much to see in the fort bellow where they charge an entrance fee. Instead you should... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fredsave
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Shanghai, China
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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
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“coffee shop” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buncrana, Ireland
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+353 74 936 1817
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here on Sunday 5th. November 2017 along with members of family who were visiting home for the weekend. Good weather enhanced the journey and made the exploration of the area around the fort enjoyable. All facilities were open

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is not much to see in the fort bellow where they charge an entrance fee. Instead you should explore the fort above which is a bit more rustic. You will find magazine bunkers & the old guns as well as all the old barracks....More

Thank fredsave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting spot- learned a lot and got some good exercise. Definitely recommend a tour- so much to learn and really amazing views.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taking the tour of this building and its grounds gives you an insight into the buildings historical significance in protecting Ireland and in turn the UK. Worth a visit.

Thank g'daypatrick
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here on a Sunday morning in October. This is a very quiet area with exceptional views across to the fanad peninsula. There are a mixture of easy and more strenuous walks surrounding the fort all well worth taking. There is a cafe situated...More

Thank kpharrell
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This impressive fort was originally built as a Royal Navy position during the Napoleonic Wars. So it’s over 200 years old now and still standing. It is located on windy roads about 8 miles or so from Buncrana on the Inishowen peninsula. There’s plenty of...More

Thank Newryoneisback
Reviewed 2 October 2017

loads of history and information ... also in a beautiful location with great views, helpfull staff to be thanked for looking after us all @walkingdonegal

Thank seamusdoohan
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Well worth a visit, even just to enjoy the grounds and views if you don’t have a particular interest in military history. Lots of seating areas in the grounds to enjoy the views and there was a coffee shop undergoing some renovation when we visited...More

Thank MissJen
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Park the car, go to the museum and then walk around the extensive grounds. Thats what my wife and I did on a very sunny day in September. Exhausting but very rewarding - we learned a lot

Thank Gxgerry
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Lovely views and tranquil as only two people about at 10 am Saturday morning.Not open Not much more to say but worth the views if nothing else.

Thank jimprior555
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