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Bend of the Boyne

Ireland
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Ranked #15 of 34 attractions in County Meath
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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English first
Top Contributor
662 reviews 662 reviews
358 attraction reviews
377 helpful votes 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is Europe's largest and most important concentration of prehistoric megalithic art. Approach it through the Bru on Boine visiting center access. The Newgrange is the most known part of the complex. Knowth is very impressive with its Great Mound and 18 satellite mounds. Dowth is currently not open for the public but you can see it from the outside.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is well worth a visit. It's one of the few (sorry!) attractions in Ireland that are actually well presented and well maintained. The visitor's centre was very interesting and in a nice building. You'd spend a good hour there as there's a nice exhibition and some models of the tombs. The tour guides knew their stuff, and were very... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This is a must visit attraction - these structures are an unbelievable. A definite must do on your vacation to Ireland and was one of the highlights of our trip.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We found Knowth to be incredibly interesting, especially the number and variety of tombs on site. The artwork on the stones is incredible, especially the Calender Stone, elsewhere described as the oldest calender known to man. The area around the site should be properly explored, not rushed to get a proper appreciation of the amount of work it took to... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

Was not sure what to expect and almost left without even doing the tour. But this was definitely 90minutes very wel spent. Looking back one of my highlights of my trip to Ireland! Can't describe the experience to someone, except that it beats expectations!

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Orkney,Scotland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Unfortunately I missed the last bus to Newgrange and Knowth, so it is worth phoning the Visitor Centre beforehand to check exactly when they run. However, I didn't mind too much because I had spent the afternoon at a nearby site which I would very much recommend to anyone who has the time to go. This is called Four Knocks,... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

We took the tour from the visitor centre to Newgrange, and it was a very pleasant experience. The walk to the bus is beautiful, the bus is comfortable, Newgrange itself is amazing in it's history, and the views from the site. The guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. On coming to TripAdvisor to write this review I noticed the place... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

When you visit Bru na Boinne, you have the option of taking tours to Newgrange, Knowth and/or the visitor's center. We were visiting in March and experienced about an hour wait, so I suggest you check in with the Newgrange and/or Knowth "front desk" when you arrive at the visitor center to reserve a place on one of the buses.... More

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Bucks County, PA
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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009

Who knew the Neolithics could conceptualize to this magnitude? The laws of physics, maths skills, scope and financing needed to produce this magnificent site is truly one of the wonders of the world. It is not to be missed.

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Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

I have been to Bru na Boinne twice, bringing an Australian friend with me the second time. It is a very peaceful and scenic landmark and I imagine that it hasn't changed much over the millennia, which adds to it's charm.

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