Grianan Of Aileach, County Donegal

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  • Yet another special place to see on this beautiful part of the world. Take time and if possible snare a good day. The views are stunning and it also has a feeling of timelessness. You could almost sen...  more »
  • We went and it was cool but the fog was too thick to get the vistas and it was cold. We did enjoy a great coffee though.  more »
  • If you find yourself anywhere near Grianan of Aileach you have to take a spin up. It's just a 5 or so minute drive off the main Burt road, ample parking at the top. 360° beautiful views of mountains, ...  more »
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  • What a beautiful area, full of unrivalled scenery. The fort is a masterpiece of work, breathtaking. It's like a Greek amphitheatre or some sort of small Roman colluseum. If you enjoy seeing outstanding natural beauty and ancient buildings then I suggest you not miss this one.
  • An amazing site. You can drive nearly up to it and there is a well kept and handicapped friendly path to it. It is self-guided. Smaller than I thought in scale but amazing in oresence. I can imagine many many things that occurred here over the years.....so neat. Gorgeous surrounding landscape and awesome phot opportunities there. Must see if you like old structures or ancient sites.
  • Amazing place. It's not as big as I was expecting, but views are simply amazing. There is parking on top of the hill, but it could be closed due to weather conditions as the road that leads there is very steep. In those cases you can park at the entrance and just hike up the hill (5-10min depending on your pace)
  • Awesome old fort. Says it was originally built in the 800-900s and was destroyed around 1100. Sometime in the 1800s a scientist had it rebuilt, and it's pretty amazing.
  • Lovely historic site. Relatively easy to find, easily accessible once there, good parking.

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5 days in Donegal Town & Burt BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in County Donegal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in County Donegal BY A USER FROM IRELAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: April, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in County Donegal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in County Donegal BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in County Donegal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 55 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 46 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
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