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Ring Fort With Gorgeous Vista

We stopped here after leaving Derry. It was one of the best ring forts we visited during our stay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawrence, Kansas
Beyond words

I had seen views online but they don’t compare to the absolutely breathtaking feeling of being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kayla S
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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
| Inishowen Peninsula, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after leaving Derry. It was one of the best ring forts we visited during our stay in Ireland. We loved being able to walk around on the walls and enjoy the amazing views from the top wall of the fort. Very few...More

Thank lcjayhawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had seen views online but they don’t compare to the absolutely breathtaking feeling of being here. The views are incredible from every direction. It was one of those places I wasn’t sure what to expect and it certainly surpassed my imagination.

Thank Kayla S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Grianan Of Aileach at the recommendation of our B&B host. It most definitely was worth a bit of a drive out of our way. What the site was remains in dispute. Was it a fort? A temple? A burial site? All three?...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On this stunning day with temperatures in the 30’s and not a cloud in the sky, we lunched in the hotel and climbed the hill to the Fort. We have been before by car but the walk, though taxing gave us a great sense of...More

Thank maureentraynor51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stone fort of Grianan of Aileach on Greenan Mountain is one of the finest stone forts in Ireland. From the hill-top there are commanding views over Lough Foyle, Lough Swilly, and Inch Island to the north and Londonderry, about 8km to the East. On...More

Thank koabug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up at 7:30 at night and had the place to ourselves. The “fort” is an incredible specimen. Panoramic views abound. Walk along the wall. Be very careful on the steps. There was a guy selling refreshments down the road. Great stop. Parking nearby...More

Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have taken visitors to the area here, it is a beautiful walk up to the site and walking around it is amazing especially at dusk...

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our favourite heritage locations on our holiday stop in Buncrana. It is also easily reached from Derry and Kilkenny. It towers over Inch Island and is a massive installation. Take care on the steps which take you around the walls as...More

Thank GandC_UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a short stop a short it was both free and with an excellent view as a bonus to the well restored fort. It is quite a unique fort perched high on the hilltop with commanding views in all directions and you can walk...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Here is an impressive ring fort situated on top of a hill with stunning views of the countryside and ocean. It is outside Derry by a few minutes. We went before they were open at about 8:00 and parked at the bottom of the hill...More

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Jennifer R
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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