We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Evocative and Atmospheric

We visited the Abby 14 Sept 2018 as two couples on a tour with Derrick Smith (whom we HIGHLY... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill Y
Amazing place for picnic and also for wedding photos

Can’t beat this place for wedding photos and for enjoying picnics for kids. Loads of places for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
via mobile
Read all 99 reviews
103
All photos (103)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Nov
Dec
Jan
Contact
Navan, Ireland
Website
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We visited in May 2014. This was our second stop the day we landed, and I could not believe something this old and awesome was left completely unmanned. It was huge, rich in history, beautiful, and we had it all to ourselves to explore! I've...More

1  Thank Lori K
Reviews (99)
Filter reviews
91 results
Traveller rating
65
22
4
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
65
22
4
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews worth a visit step back in time wedding photos salmon fishing beautiful ruin peace and quiet wander around steeped in history lovely place to stop fascinating place by accident would highly recommend a visit movie braveheart tour buses ruins picnic trim
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Abby 14 Sept 2018 as two couples on a tour with Derrick Smith (whom we HIGHLY recommend (see separate post) The area is gently rolling hills and the abby was totally deserted except for us. It also poured rain and a rainbow...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t beat this place for wedding photos and for enjoying picnics for kids. Loads of places for them to climb and hide

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the sites we visited with our private guide from Beautiful Meath Tours. The abbey ruins are impressive and the location is beautiful. It was nice to have a tour guide during the visit to get all the history and to point...More

Thank MT1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely historical site, old ruined abbey. Recommend spending half an hour or so walking around and enjoying the place.

Thank Ilneonoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful example of an old Irish Abbey that has been abandoned but not forgotten. It is in Navan Ireland

Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bective Abbey is a rare gem, not too far off the beaten track and a wonderful place ti explore. There is so much history here that you can only imagine what it was like back in the day. Worth a visit, easy parking.

Thank Glenveightravel
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely, restful place to visit. Able to walk right around the ruins. Captured the childrens' imaginations.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely quiet spot for a family afternoon out with a picnic. Steeped in history and part of the wider historical wealth in Navan and its surrounds.

Thank SCKav
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Not a lot to see and parking can be a bit hit and miss but if you time a bit of time to kill enjoy fresh air then why not visit

Thank Paul4660
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Tired of paying money to crowd into castle or abbey ruins where tours keep you moving so quickly that you can't read half the information or get photos of the sites without half a dozen strangers in the shot? If you answered yes (or even...More

Thank LeaF202
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
The Station House Hotel
650 reviews
1.96 miles away
Bellinter House
1,070 reviews
1.99 miles away
Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort
1,962 reviews
3.45 miles away
Trim Castle Hotel
1,298 reviews
4.13 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 78 nearby restaurants
Monto's Restaurant
79 reviews
2.37 miles away
Khan Spices Indian Restaurant
702 reviews
4.20 miles away
Stockhouse Restaurant
652 reviews
4.16 miles away
The Castle Take-Away
115 reviews
4.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 32 nearby attractions
Trim Castle
1,502 reviews
4.06 miles away
St. Patrick's Church
20 reviews
4.17 miles away
The Zone
88 reviews
4.52 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bective Abbey staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines