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Bru na Boinne

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“winter solstice”(212 reviews)
“visitor center”(172 reviews)
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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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Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
+353 41 988 0300
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 October 2006

I don't have too much to add to the previous post, except to reiterate 'wow!' We only had time for the Newgrange tour - wish we could've seen Knowth, too. Drove by Dowth and walked around a bit but it's pretty damaged by now, with...More

10  Thank Kontje
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Knowth and Newgrange are accessible only through guided tours. You are bussed to the sites from the visitor's center and must purchase your tickets there. Our guide on the Knowth tour was very knowledgeable and gave us time to wander the mounds on our own,...More

9  Thank kitchenwitch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great WHS. my visit Arrived late in the afternoon in early November hoping there were spaces. There was but I didn’t realise the last pm group (3.15pm) can only go to the Newgrange site. This was a shame but still awesome as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Newgrange and Knowth are part of the Brú na Bóinne heritage centre, it is €7 for each site or cheaper if you buy both at the same time. Bru na Bóinne is about a 40 minute drive out of Dublin, you are advised to buy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are very few places in the world where you can stand in a building that is 5000 years old (predating the Egyptian pyramids and stonehenge by a distance ) which is still in its original state of construction! If this doesnt blow your mind,...More

Thank ostan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic site, with many original stones in place. It supposedly pre-dates the pyramids. The visitor center is excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank BigAlks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a little blurb that Newgrange would be interesting. Used our GPS which was a mistake as that took us straight to the site and then had to back track 15 minutes to the Visitor Center to get tickets and take a bus as...More

Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent historic and beautiful place. Well managed. Access via the Visitor Centre and shuttle buses. Ancient place, partly recreated, but still giving a glimpse into the late Stone Age.

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful visit. Guide was informative and patient. It was very cold on top of the mountain. The wind was blowing and there was no where to get out of wind. Dress warmly.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the Newgrange visitors centre and the monument with my Mam and 2 children. Fantastic experience, highly recommended.

Thank Sonya C
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I had never thought about Ireland as a place to find historic sites older than the pyramids. I should have known but was amazed by the history of Bru na Boinne. It is not really a burial mound but is a place where cremated bodies...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I really need out on this topic. Maybe because we don't have anything in the states like this. We arrived about 12:45 pm. We were able to tour both Knowth and New Grange sites. The guide at New Grange was especially knowledgable. We learned quite...More

Thank susanem2016
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William L
29 March 2018|
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Response from PJ C | Reviewed this property |
P.S Yes, you can add to your tix at the center if you find you're not covered for everything you wanted.
Tom G
31 August 2017|
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
Drive to the visitors center. From there all visitors board trams that take visitors to the two sites. This is included in the entry fee. The trams run often, so there's little waiting.
28 August 2017|
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Response from fe22016 | Reviewed this property |
They start early , about 10am maybe earlier but check out the website to be sure.