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Bru na Boinne

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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
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+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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Archaeology nerd paradise

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah W
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 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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Reviewed 15 April 2017

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 

3 Thank brid111
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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 

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

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 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 

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Guilford, CT
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

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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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Went on a wet and windy day with grandparents and 2 kids. We chose to do Newgrange and Nowth tours. We ate in the tea house before starting the tour. The food was lovely and so was the coffee. We headed off to Newgrange first and then Nowth. The bus drivers were friendly and funny and the tour guides were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Great for kids to understand and interact with the history of the sites. Great dioramas. Expensive cafe but tasty.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Of all the wonderful things on our Ireland trip this was the most fantastic. You truly feel as though you are transported back in time to help you understand the early culture of Ireland, the spiritual roots of the civilization and truly incredible architecture. I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience this is. Worth every penny and all... More 

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