We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Dunree Military Museum

Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1817
Review Highlights
Lovely spot stunning views.

Great place to spend a day getting a glimpse into some history. The views here are literally... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Glenn T
via mobile
2nd time doing this

Fort dunree military museum is great if you like history then this is for you and it has fantastic... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Patrick M
via mobile
Read all 227 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“fort dunree” (34 reviews)
“coffee shop” (15 reviews)
“military museum” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1817
Write a ReviewReviews (227)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend a day getting a glimpse into some history. The views here are literally gorgeous and the walk around the top part of the fort is brilliant and a good bit of exercise. The museum is good and has plenty of info...More

2  Thank Glenn T
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Fort dunree military museum is great if you like history then this is for you and it has fantastic views

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely stop alongside Lough Swilly with great views and interesting displays plus a lovely welcoming coffee shop

Thank MattW_UK
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely somewhere not to miss if your into a bit of history.Wildlife, & everything about this area is speechless Make sure you add to list..!

Thank andymc59
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went here last week was disappointed when we went into the fort it was €7.00 entry basicly to watch a video there was not a lot in the museum and people basicly were able to walk in without paying as you have to go into...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

On first view this looks really good. The fort is in a spectacular location and the artillery pieces located outside are impressive but upon entry things go downhill a bit. The fort itself is in very good condition and great to explore but the information...More

Thank Bik1973
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the museum and found it all very interesting and a worthwhile visit. The views alone from the fort are worth seeing. The staff were all very kind and I was allowed to take my dog around with me inside and...More

Thank Knowlesy82
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This site is really worth a visit - the museum is pretty small - but all the interesting stuff is the stuff outside around the site. Go to the top of the Upper camp for a most amazing view.

Thank Francis C
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Good walks. very interesting and informative displays. The views are absolutely beautiful. But I would avoid if bringing a pram or if you have walking difficulties.

Thank MummyBear135
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We liked Fort Dunree for its brilliant (and highly strategic) location, sitting atop a sheer-sided rocky crag overlooking Lough Swilly. No wonder it had been used by the military from the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Can't say we were too interested in the collection...More

Thank JElliot32
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Buncrana
Lake of Shadows Hotel
112 reviews
9.23 km away
Inishowen Gateway Hotel
979 reviews
9.97 km away
The Harbour Inn
311 reviews
10.73 km away
Rathmullan House
489 reviews
10.80 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ubiquitous Restaurant and Bar
237 reviews
9.18 km away
The Lily Rose
149 reviews
9.28 km away
The Curlew Cafe and Crafts
58 reviews
10.04 km away
Beach House
369 reviews
9.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
Great Pollet Sea Arch
19 reviews
8.02 km away
Mamore Gap
197 reviews
5.39 km away
Dunree Bay
29 reviews
1.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fort Dunree Military Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines