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Dunbeg Fort

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Situated on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, the Dunbeg Fort (also known as Dunbeg Promontory Fort) still stands as an example of a defensive fort. Built during the 10th century, its location will enthrall tourists, as it sits at the base of Mount Eagle on a cliff projecting into Dingle Bay and provides panoramic views of the entire area.

Although the fort has suffered from erosion through the years, it is still standing. Inside the fort is a circular beehive hut (also called a Clochan) with a square interior. The fort has four outer defensive banks and a sou terrain about 52 feet long, leading from the front of the outer defenses to the castle's interior.

There is a Visitor Center and Stone House Restaurant located at Dunbeg Fort. The Visitor Center features a 10 minute film presentation on the history of the fort, available in six languages. Admission to the Visitor Center is about $4 USD

If you want to stay near Dunbeg Fort, the closest hotel is the Dingle Skellig, located on Dingle Bay, for $200 to $250 USD per night. If a hostel is your choice, try the Portmagee Hostel, fifteen miles from Dunbeg Fort, for $35 to $45 USD per night. The Old School House Inn in Kerry, 20 miles from Dunbeg Fort, provides historical ambiance in a guest house setting for $150 USD per night.





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Nearby Attractions and Landmarks:

Blasket Centre
Dingle Golf Centre
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium
Dunbeg Fort
Dunmore Head
Gallarus Oratory
Kerry Airport
Slea Head
St. John's Well
The Enchanted Forest Fairytale Museum