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11th Dec 2016

Aran Island fort among National Geographic’s 10 best ocean views in the world

We can see why.

Megan Roantree

It’s easy to see why.

If there’s one thing we can confidently say about Ireland, it’s that we’re a country surrounded by stunning scenery.

Being an Island, there are plenty of breathtaking sea views all around us.

National Geographic are basically the bible when it comes to travel and culture recommendations, so it’s great to see that a spot in Ireland was recognised on its list.

It recently named the top ten ocean views in the world and Dun Aengus fort on Inis Mór, Aran Islands was among the top ten.

The ancient fort was graced among Cape Leeuwin in Australia and Sagres Bay in Portugal as well as seven other stunning views.

”One of Europe’s most splendid cliff forts, consisting of stone walls built in three semicircles, Dun Aengus sits atop an unclimbable sea cliff rising 328 feet out of the ocean. The innermost court affords superb views over the island of Inishmore and the distant Connemara coast.” The article said.

The fort was originally constructed around 1100BC and re-fortified around 700-800 AD. The views from the cliff top of the fort are vast and stunning.

The popular tourist attraction is open all year round and should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list.