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Letterkenny Accommodation - Fort Dunree

Telephone: +353 74 9361817

Fort Dunree in the Irish language means, “Fort of the Heather” and this indicates that the location has been an important defensive site down through the ages. Today however, the  natural beauty and abundant wildlife around the fort are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations on the Inishowen Peninsula.

Fort Dunree was first opened to the public in 1986 and has attracted tourists from all over the world ever since. It is a must see for every visitor to this part of Donegal.

Fort Dunree provides the following facilities:
The Guns of Dunree Exhibition
• Auditorium
• The Wildlife Discovery Room
• The Rockhill Collection
• Shop
• Cafe
• Exhibition/Conference Space
• Scenic Walks

The Fort Dunree Military Museum uses the latest DVD and interactive technology to explain in a vibrant way the unique history and present day role of Fort Dunree. A visit to the museum will include a video film presentation in the audio-visual auditorium, access to museum displays which fully demonstrate life at Fort Dunree, showing its crucial role in costal defence, neutrality protection and a range of coastal artillery. The underground bunkers also contain a collection of artefacts that give insight into the day to day operation of the Fort.

There are fabulous walks around  Fort Dunree with magnificent views of Lough Swilly. A series of signposted footpaths allow the visitor to explore at their own pace. Detailed information boards, shelters, picnic tables and benches help to create a memorable experience whether you are a first time or regular visitor. This spectacular natural location is  also rich in flora and fauna, some of it unique to the area. This is portrayed in a beautiful wildlife exhibition in the old fort hospital. There is also a cafeteria where visitors to the centre can relax and take in the atmosphere of the Fort.

Fort Dunree is 7 miles from Buncrana and 35 miles from Letterkenny

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