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“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hill of Slane

Hill of Slane
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Slane
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Arklow, Ireland
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Interesting and peaceful. Went in on our way to Newgrange and was pleasantly surprised. Must return some other time!

Visited July 2013
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Dade City, Florida
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hill of Slane Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

The Hill of Slane is a quick drive from town. The historical significance of the site is matched by the beauty of the Abbey Ruins and the view from atop the hill.

Visited June 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Watch for the dragon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

The ruins of the church are easily accessible, but minding your step - particularly in the wet - is a good idea. To enter the ruins of the nearby castle you must wriggle through a barrier that puts you eye-to-eye with a five-part warning (falling rocks, sheer drop, steps slippery when wet, steep gradient, uneven steps). One room, lower than the others, holds several inches of rainwater. I teased a cousin going in there to mind the dragon. To his puzzled look, I said it looked like a moat and that all moats have dragons. That room was safe; walking into another chamber, I found a carving in the north wall. Yes, a dragon plaque. A tall Chilean pine in the graveyard is an exotic counterpart to the friary tower.

Visited May 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

The castle is beautiful and a great spot for a picnic. I was a little sad that while we were there, their was a large group of teens rough housing on and in the castle. chucking bits of the castle at each other. and pretty much making it hard to take pictures of the castle.

Visited April 2014
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Boise, Idaho
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not to be Missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Great old ruins. Poke around to the west along the crest of the hill and you'll find the remnants of a Motte and Bailey fortified dwelling. The boys will love this location.

Visited May 2014
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