Beside the southern shore of Lough Swilly stands Burt Castle. Built in the 1500’s it was once a stronghold of the O’Doherty clan.
Burt castle is perched on a hill that is surrounded by flat land. The occupants of the castle could see their enemy for miles and also see their other fortifications such as Inch castle and at Rathmullan.
Today the castle lays in ruins on private farm land but its still a remarkable structure. If you’re ever on the N13 from Letterkenny to Bridgend you’ll see Burt castle on the left as you pass the village of Newtown Cunningham. Click here to see its location in Google Maps.