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Dunree Head is accessible by road over a twisting clifftop route along the side of Urris Hills. The curving approach road offers a variety of great views over Lough Swilly. This location marks the site of Fort Dunree and Military Museum.

Dunree Head is accessible by road over a twisting clifftop route along the side of Urris Hills. The curving approach road offers a variety of great views over Lough Swilly. This location marks the site of Fort Dunree and Military Museum. Given the expansive coastal views Fort Dunree played a vital
role protecting the entrance into the deep waters of Lough Swilly.

Fort Dunree was first opened to the public in 1986 and has attracted tourists from all over the world ever since, using the latest DVD and interactive technology.

The unique history of Fort Dunree is fully explained and recreated in vibrant and colourful displays. In its spectacular natural location Fort Dunree is rich in wildlife some of it unique for the area. This is detailed in a beautiful wildlife exhibition, the Wildlife Discovery Room, in the Old Fort Hospital.

There is also numerous scenic walks to explore along with opportunities for some whale watching and a cafe to relax in at the end of the day.