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Bru na Boinne

Drogheda, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Drogheda
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Bishkek
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A must visit in Ireland. Worth going to both Newgrange and Knowth, as they complement each other. Probably not so good with small children, and you can't get into the main chamber at Newgrange if you have disabilities (as the Stone Age builders didn't plan for wheelcharis - you can get everywhere else though). Can get very busy - be... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Arrive as early as you can - the Visitor Centre opens at 9.30am and provides the only access to this World Heritage site. The Centre itself is very circular containing a fascinating exhibition of megalithic life and art with downstairs a substantial tea room and shop. Timed tickets give access to a shuttle bus which waits for you beyond the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although the actual site and visitor centre is off the main track, which seems many many miles from any sort of civilisation. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and serene. The visitor centre upon arrival is shiny and brand new looking, and extremely clean and well polished. The staff are really helpful, friendly and the tour Guides have a brilliant sense... More

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Dundalk, Ireland
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Have been there several times. Family friendly, reasonably priced, courteous staff. Can be VERY busy. Get there early. In my opinion, better for kiddies over 8. The interpretive centre could do with a facelift in places, & the food in the café is a bit expensive, but this is a must-see. Try & do Knowth & Dowth as well. Be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you have time don't bypass this site. the history of the whole area from acient times to medieval is facinating and really good to experience.

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Victoria, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Passage tomb older than Pyramids. Well maintained, and adequate tour visit. Wonderful museum and gift shop. Restaurant had excellent food. The attraction does fill up with bus groups.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visitors Centre is a must. Knowth very worthwhile. Newgrangew too busy, we would have had to wait 3 hours before getting in, that was asking too much (especially on a Monday). Public transport connections very poor, 2 buses a day from Drogheda, so bring your own car or walk.

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Brandon, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited on our first day inIreland. The history of this site and the builders was amazing. Small fee was worth the admission. You start at the visitor center and a short walk to a shuttle bus to the actual ancient site. Imagine a site built 1000 years before Stonehenge to such perfection to capture the winter equinox. Not disappointed... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place is incredible ... incredible! We went to the Knowth tomb, and it was awe-inspiring. The tombs are massive, and our guide was wonderful. My husband and I left in awe of the history that Ireland carries. To think that these tombs are at least 5000 years old is mind boggling. Highly recommend this place!

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Melbourne, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is an amazing site to visit just an hour out of Dublin. It is well priced, well organised and fascinating. The tours are all guided and so you get a real idea of what this extraordinary place is all about. Absolutely recommended, but get there early to avoid crowds and disappointment at not getting in.

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