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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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Take the tour that lets you into the neolithic tomb, where light shines through only at the Winter Solstice. Words cannot describe how cool this is, especially if you are into... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Westminster, California
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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the tour that lets you into the neolithic tomb, where light shines through only at the Winter Solstice. Words cannot describe how cool this is, especially if you are into archaeology or engineering or Indiana Jones.

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Brisbane Aus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Bru Na Boinne in early October. We had read all the information regarding arriving early in the day as tickets could not be pre-booked. Unfortunately our plans did not allow this and we arrived at the Visitors Centre early afternoon.We hoped we would get lucky as New Grange books out quickly. Unfortunately we arrived after the last tour... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pay the €6 at the centre and take the bus and guided tour which lasts 90 mins. Go inside the largest burial site in groups of about 20 people due to the confined space and experience a period in excess of thousands of years.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited the newgrange monument with our 4-year old and baby. Advice for those of you with kids: strollers are not allowed inside Newgrange and it would be complicated to take them on the bus that brings you to the monument. Our eldest loved the visit, and since the majority of the talk was given outside, he was able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I only had enough time to visit New Grange, and it was breathtaking. The little film that they offer is very helpful at the beginning of the tour. You can see New Grange from the visitor center. It's amazing how old it and the Irish people are doing a great job preserving it. Definitely bring something to protect your face... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We arrived first thing on a Sunday, and there was already a line up outside the visitor centre. They're very organized. We did tours of both Knowth and Newgrange, and ended up liking Knowth better. (Dowth you drive to on your own; it's not connected to the visitor centre.) If you have mobility issues, this attraction could be a challenge.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were impressed with everything here - the staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. Went to Newgrange, and guide was a wealth of information about the history of this site going back to about 3,000 BC. Fantastic to think of how the people built this burial tomb and how people have lived and farmed around this spot for many centuries. Exhibit... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

There is no value to be had in the restaurant run by Brambles in the centre. The prices are ridiculous and the food is second rate. I've seen plenty of people shocked by the prices they charge and this is typical of any Brambles place in the country. Unfortunately they hold the franchise for the OPW centres so they can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Start by saying although I am very interested in history, early history has never really held any appeal. But the UNESCO rating and my companions desire brought me here. VERY impressed by the ENTIRE setting--lovely countryside vistas with a river running through it, VERY well designed displays (not too complicated--a film and the exhibits in the museum are easily understood... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited new grange for the first time last week. Very interesting part of our history and the tour guide made the visit really enjoyable. Well worth a visit if in the area.

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