A must see for every visitor to the Inishowen peninsula
Fort Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations. Fort Dunree was first opened to the public in 1986 and has attracted tourists from all over the world ever since.
Open Monday to Friday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Adult – €8
Kids – €6
Seniors – €6
Family – €16
Group (10) – €4 each
Hidden Gem Museum is excellent and there are walks for all types of walkers. We didnt have time to try the cafe. Maybe next time.
Great Stop in County Donegal!!! This was my fourth visit to Fort Dunree, but the first for my girlfriend. I had the honor to tour it previously with a member of the Irish Defense Forces, who had been stationed there in the 1950s. The history of the area and the views are not to be missed. We highly recommend walking to the top of Fort Dunree to the "big guns". You don't have to be a history buff to thoroughly enjoy this gem on the coast of Lough Swilly.
New Zealanders on tour The geographic elements of the trip were the most rewarding for us. To learn that the site is on onoy of irelands only 3 fjords was awesome. The scenic beauty is Devine! Would highly recommend!
A gem of a place for views Awesome place, amazing views. No need to pay to go into museum. You can stretch your legs and climb around this old military encampment. Alot of the buildings have fallen into disrepair and there is a weird reindeer statue in the middle which is a bit wickerman if truth be told but place well worth a visit for the scenery, the nice able around the fort and the chance to see dolphins. We saw loads on them in the bay - you can see across to Portsalon - super place.
Very informative Great staff at entrance. Very friendly & informative. Video at start of it to tell you all you need to know. Only €8 and you can stay as long as you like. Lots to see and plenty of the history behind it.
Well worth a visit The actual fort is not open to visit yet(we knew that before we went) . We had a lovely time doing the walks around the fort. The views are stunning and breathtaking. We came across a few local artists doing a few activities in old parts and they were fantastic. It was quiet when we were there which was great. We wandered at our leisure. It was great to see the tanks and cannons up close. I will definitely come back. The drive up to the fort is fabulous too and there is loads of parking and toilet facilities.