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Bru na Boinne

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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 41 988 0300
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit....

Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years old, which makes it older than the pyramids. Historians was once believed Newgrange was a passage tomb, but now is believed to be an ancient temple.

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Great Site -- Don't Miss It!

I'm not sure what I expected but this site exceeded my expectations! Just a fantastic few hours on our last full day in Ireland. It was the perfect antidote to Dublin (and the... read more

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60 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm not sure what I expected but this site exceeded my expectations! Just a fantastic few hours on our last full day in Ireland. It was the perfect antidote to Dublin (and the Guiness Storehouse - yuck)! If you have the time definitely do both the Knowth and Newgrange tours. Hard to say which to do if you only have... More 

Thank rifrog
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good family attraction, the massive mounds at this site, older than Stonehenge, are accompanied by an excellent visitor's center and the opportunity to actually enter one of the mounds and see the inner chamber is unique. Behind the curtain, one has to keep in mind that the mound that visitor's can enter has been restored, and some parts of... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the third visit in fifteen years and is still interesting. This time with teenaged boys who were initially not that interested in the visit, but the guides captured their interest. The guides at Knowth (Marion) and Newgrange had very different styles but both were interesting and engaging speakers. They were clearly very well informed and passionate about the... More 

Thank Liz K
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an awesome, beautiful place! It's extremely well-run and is VERY popular with tourists. Plan to arrive early so you can get a spot. We toured the neolithic mounds at Knowth and the tour guide was fabulous. We learned so much! We weren't sure if it would be worth the drive from Dublin, but it totally was. Go here!

Thank Sarah W
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a full & historic day out. It is very informative of what we know of those thousands of years ago. It is signposted from the nearby M1 junction or Slane. Also there are many good tours from Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, I tried to go to Newgrange today. I am Irish.I first had to pay two motorway tolls to get to the area. The road signs directed me to the visitors centre which I did not want to go to. I asked someone at the centre if I could go to the monument without getting the bus. I was told... More 

2 Thank brid111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up to the attraction not knowing quite what to expect. We visited Knowth first then Newgrange. Both are well kept up and offer different perspectives. It is interesting to see how they recreated the two sites differently. The guide at Knowth was proud to point out that it's largest tomb is bigger than Newgrange. Going into the tomb... More 

Thank Jim E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled up from Dublin as I had a spare day and I had never been to Newgrange. I left it a little late to leave, however, and I had to wait an hour for the next tour of Newgrange so I decided only to visit Newgrange and not the other site, Knowth. This made the journey a little less... More 

Thank yewha
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was probably the most astonishing site I saw during my week in Ireland. The visitor center, tour, and the tombs themselves were all very impressive. Everything was neat and clean, staff and tour guides were friendly, and the tombs are simply amazing. The restaurant in the visitor's center had affordable prices and tasty food, as well as very good... More 

1 Thank saylin68502
Guilford, CT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating archaeological site that is well worth the visit. We arrived in the morning just as they opened and it was worth the early start. The lines were short (yes, there were already lines...) and moved quickly. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We had a short time to spend in the visitors center before our... More 

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