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Clai Ban

Clai Ban

6.3 mi from Dun Aengus
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated in Inishmore, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Dun Ducathair, Dun Eochla and Teampall Bheanain. Kilmurvey Beach and The Worm Hole are ...

    £69 per night for 2 guests

    Clai Ban£69
    Hotel Doolin

    Hotel Doolin

    26 mi from Dun Aengus
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Doolin, this family-friendly hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Doolin Cave, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mountain View Horse Riding Centre and Cliffs of ...

      £133 per night for 2 guests

      Hotel Doolin£133
      Doolin INN

      Doolin INN

      26 mi from Dun Aengus
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Situated near the beach in the city centre, this inn is close to Doolin Cave. Area attractions also include Cliffs of Moher and Mountain View Horse Riding ...

        £80 per night for 2 guests

        Doolin INN£80
        Blackberry Lodge B&B

        Blackberry Lodge B&B

        27 mi from Dun Aengus
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in a national park, this bed & breakfast is close to Doolin Cave and Mountain View Horse Riding Centre. Area attractions also include Cliffs of Moher ...

          £86 per night for 2 guests

          Blackberry Lodge B&B£86
          Falls Hotel & Spa

          Falls Hotel & Spa

          33 mi from Dun Aengus
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Ennistimon, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lahinch Seaworld, Lahinch Golf Club and Lahinch Surf School. Lahinch Beach is 2.9 mi (4.6 ...

            £101 per night for 2 guests

            Falls Hotel & Spa£101
            Sheedy's Country House Hotel

            Sheedy's Country House Hotel

            32 mi from Dun Aengus
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Situated in Lisdoonvarna, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Mountain View Horse Riding Centre and within 6 miles (10 km) of Doolin Cave and Kilfenora Burren ...

              £114 per night for 2 guests

              Sheedy's Country House Hotel£114
              Elements B&B

              Elements B&B

              32 mi from Dun Aengus
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from Doolin Cave, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kilfenora Burren Centre and Lahinch Beach. Caherconnell ...

                £64 per night for 2 guests

                Elements B&B£64
                Armada Hotel

                Armada Hotel

                28 mi from Dun Aengus
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  This family-friendly Miltown Malbay hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Spanish Point Beach and Spanish Point Golf Club. Lahinch Seaworld ...

                  £96 per night for 2 guests

                  Armada Hotel£96
                  Carna Bay Hotel

                  Carna Bay Hotel

                  15 mi from Dun Aengus
                    3.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 20 miles (32 km) of Patrick Pearse's Cottage, Twelve Bens Mountain Range and Dan O'Hara's Connemara Heritage ...

                    £70 per night for 2 guests

                    Carna Bay Hotel£70
                    Vaughan Lodge Hotel

                    Vaughan Lodge Hotel

                    30 mi from Dun Aengus
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Located in the heart of Lahinch, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lahinch Golf Club and Lahinch Seaworld. Lahinch Surf School and Lahinch Beach are ...

                      £129 per night for 2 guests

                      Vaughan Lodge Hotel£129

                      Pocket Guide: Dun Aengus Dun Aengus Hotels

                      Perched on the edge of some of the highest cliffs in Ireland, the ancient fortress of Dun Aonghasa is a spectacular sight. The Neolithic monument will whip your breath away with the Atlantic breeze, and spark your imagination of how the old Irish folk lived in this Bronze Age settlement. Dun Aengus is on Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands, and although there are only a handful of accommodation options on the island itself, Galway is only a short ferry ride away, where you can find a good choice of hotels, guesthouses, and family-run bed and breakfasts.

                      The Wonders of Ancient Ireland: Dun Aengus

                      When people first settled in Dun Aengus – an Anglicisation of the Irish name, Dun Aonghasa – it’s hard to imagine what they could have been thinking. The fortress is on top of a cliff at the edge of Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands, and life cannot have been easy for the Bronze Age and Iron Age people. The soil on the cliff top is battered by winds straight from the Atlantic ocean, stripping the rocks of much nutrition. The position is so precarious that archaeologists believe that a substantial portion of the fort has fallen into the sea in the millennia since it was built.

                      On the other hand, the views are breathtaking and it must have been easy for the ancients to defend such a position. Certainly the builders of Dun Aengus were expecting trouble – there are four defensive walls that are thick enough to withstand a cannon ball and the architects of Dun Aengus included rows of vicious, spiky stones, known as Chevaux-de-Frise, which would impale any army reckless enough to run at them.

                      Irish legend has it that Dun Aengus was built by the Fir Bolgs, a mythical race said to have colonised Ireland 2,000 years ago. More recent archaeological surveys, which began in Victorian times, suggest that Dun Aengus was inhabited at least 1,000 years before that, with burial chambers and other antiquities found on the site.

                      Visitors to Dun Aengus face a stiff climb up to the top of the cliffs, although when they get there the fortress has been modified to some extent to make it more accessible to visitors, with stairs and other amenities. There is also a museum with information and speculation about the origins and purpose of Dun Aengus.

                      Find a Hotel Close by Dun Aengus

                      The stark, dazzling beauty of Dun Aengus is a must see for any visitor to Galway. The combination of ancient history and gorgeous sea views is enough on its own, but there’s enough other things to do in the area to make it worth a repeat visit. The island of Inishmore has some great hotels to choose from and Expedia can help out, giving you plenty of information to make the right choice and find the perfect place for you. Dun Aengus is something every visitor will enjoy.