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Mountsandel Fort
Mountsandel Fort 1
Mountsandel Fort 2

Mountsandel Wood is the earliest known settlement of man in Ireland dating to between 7600 and 7900BC.

Flint tools were found here, indicating that Stone Age hunters camped here to fish salmon in the natural weir. The earthen fort is thought to date back to Norman times.

The forest walk leads from the fort down to the banks of the Bann and passes close to the weir at The Cutts.

There are good views over Somerset Wood and of the River Bann.

Swans, kingfishers and herons nest along the riverside

Opening times

Open access all year round.

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Admission Free.

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Mountsandel Fort

Address
Mountsandel Road
Coleraine
County Londonderry
BT52 1TL
Phone number
T: (028) 9082 3207
Email
Web Address
www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment
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