Irish round towers – literally "bell house") are early medieval stone towers of a type found mainly in Ireland, with two in Scotland and one on the Isle of Man. Though there is no certain agreement as to their purpose, it is thought they were principally bell towers, places of refuge, or a combination of these. The towers were probably built between the 9th and 12th centuries.

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The Round Tower, Devenish, Co Fermanagh Devenish Monastic Site is considered to be the most important of Lough Erne's many island church settlements. Devenish was founded in the 6th century by St Molaise.It was raided by Vikings in 837 and burned in 1157. This is one of the finest towers in Ireland and they were thought to have been used to store valuable relics as well as a belfry.The entrances were always at first floor level to enable the monks to raise the ladder in times of attack.

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Earlier this month, Fiona Windsor submitted this photo of the Round Tower at Glendalough in Wicklow

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The Round Tower, Copenhagen. Beautiful city- would love to go back as a family.

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The best views in Copenhagen Denmark. If you’re looking for one of the best views of the city, you will have to climb the Round Tower in Copenhagen. This round tower can be seen throughout the city but don’t let the size fool you. Click to read the full Travel Blog Post by the Divergent Travelers at

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The round tower at Glendalough, Ireland, is approximately thirty metres tall

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What to see and do in Kilkenny, Ireland. Stroll along the medieval mile, the historical heart of the city, marvel at St Canices' cathedral complex and round tower, walk the beautiful grounds of Kilkenny castle and enjoy the local brew.

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