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Grianan Of Aileach

| Inishowen Peninsula, Ireland
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Fascinating

This is an important historic landmark dating back to the 8th century . In addition it has amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
holidayseeker
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Derry, United Kingdom
Interesting but a bit unloved

This was a really interesting place to go, but it is a bit strange. You drive up and up and up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jackrobson97
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
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“ring fort” (40 reviews)
“amazing views” (17 reviews)
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| Inishowen Peninsula, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an important historic landmark dating back to the 8th century . In addition it has amazing views of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly. Even on a bad day it is impressive. Dont miss it if in the area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really interesting place to go, but it is a bit strange. You drive up and up and up until you are at the top of a hill, with amazing views. The fort is fascinating, but there is nothing there except the fort....More

1  Thank jackrobson97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

even on a murky day with lots of mizzle Grianan is worth a detour off the main derry-letterkenny road. we were the only visitors here today and the views - in spite of the weather - were spectacular - go see!

Thank S0par
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I have driven past the sign for this place several times and not realised what a fantastic place it is. This place should be visited on a clear sunny day and you will then get the most fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Well worth...More

Thank TLSM21
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I have driven past the signs for the last 14 years and only now visited, my recommendation is on the next clear day you are free visit here. the views are spectacular as is the fort itself.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were recommended to visit by the owner of our B&B in Derry. And we were not disappointed. It's a great view at this height and an interesting well restored iron age fort as well (albeit there is not a great deal to do once...More

1  Thank hanhamvillager
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great Iron Age fort - worth a visit. We came here with friends, good friend grew up in Derry and comes here every time he returns. The view from the fort is excellent and the building itself is amazing to look at and wander around,...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I live quite close to this beautiful attraction, but always enjoy spending some time there. Spectacular views over 3 counties, Donegal, Derry & Tyrone not to mention the beautiful Lough Swilly. # tip - remember to take a handy pair of binoculars.

Thank ulsterb
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What I loved about this place is it took me into another world. I imagined I was there myself many many years ago...It is worth a visit if you are passing. Im not sure if I would go out of my way to visit. Very...More

Thank Vera M
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The Grianan of Aileach (Irish: Grianán Ailigh, sometimes anglicised as Greenan Ely or Greenan Fort) is a hillfort atop the 244 metres (801 ft) high Greenan Mountain at Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland. The main structure is a stone ringfort, thought to have been built...More

Thank Mary K
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