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Well worth a visit

We are very pleased that we visited this sixth century circle fort. You will be as well. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Amazing view, pretty cool ring fort.

Stopped here on our way to the Inishowen Peninsula. First of all, the view is pretty incredible. We... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Lawrenceburg, IN
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Legend says it was built by the ancient gods; the ring fort was known as the Sun Palace and was held sacred. Traces of ancient earthworks, dating to the early Iron Age, surround the fort, enclosing an area of about 5 acres (0.02 km2). The fort...more
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All reviews ring fort stone fort amazing views car park degree view every direction windy hill well worth a visit amazing structure ancient history free attraction surrounding countryside steep drive the main road lough foyle derry city fifteen minutes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are very pleased that we visited this sixth century circle fort. You will be as well. It is impressive both inside and out. Do go for the fort and the view. Rug up for wind and cold.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wolin
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Stopped here on our way to the Inishowen Peninsula. First of all, the view is pretty incredible. We were blessed with a nice, clear morning and you could see for miles and miles. As for the fort, this is one of the few sites in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

It may be hard to get here if you don’t know the way. We had a private tour guide who knew where to turn on this narrow and windy road to get here. An amazing structure. And an amazing view on a clear day. Unfortunately,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mapleweave
Reviewed 2 October 2018

You can see forever from this 6th century site. No wonder it was chosen as a great vantage point. Real feel of ancient Ireland!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue E
Reviewed 1 October 2018

One need not care about history to appreciate this ancient stone site, set on a hilltop. Used to our modern conveniences, it might be difficult to imagine that people lived here millennia ago. They may have looked out over the tops of the stone ring,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marieaparsonsny
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This super historic site is a little difficult to find by car, going up very windy one lane roads. However the views are simply amazing of the valley, and lakes. It probably takes longer to get here than to see it all. I wouldn't make...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank roseleif
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Easy to find as it was very well signposted. There is a large carpark with a great view. Get out of the car and walk the small distance up a very well laid out path to the fort. Once inside there are steps up to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lizzie4916
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Easily found and after you arrive at the car park it is only a short walk to the fort. The trouble they went to , fitting a track for pram s or wheelchairs is to be applauded. Other places take note. The fort is an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Not too far off the beaten track, but a bit of a climb (by foot, or car!), this is well worth a visit. The ringed fort has an interesting history, and although there’s not a lot to explore, the views are spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank madonmarx
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I visited here with my wife in August. We took the drive up the narrow, winding road, and it was worth it. While not a particularly warm or sunny day, the light and visibility were fantastic. There was plenty of (free) parking at the site,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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16 August 2018|
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Response from moneyballer | Reviewed this property |
yes, if you park in the car park, there is a very child-friendly path up to the monument. it is very accessible.
Jennifer R
25 February 2018|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
We were there around noon. I don”t remember a sign that stated hours. Given the rustic nature of the sight, I would suspect that if it is open tom9:00 pm, it is only in the summer months.
20 October 2017|
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Response from C7425LRdavidf | Reviewed this property |
Well worth a visit with family - the children will enjoy exploring. During the day (gates close at night) it is possible to drive up to almost the top - the road is well paved, twisty, narrow and steep but is easy to drive... More