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Hill of Slane

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Address: Slane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 41 9824230
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A breathtaking view

From this beautiful hill, it provided a view to die for the near on 360 degree view of surrounding countryside....(on a clear day that is we were blessed with one) Toward the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Tipperary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

From this beautiful hill, it provided a view to die for the near on 360 degree view of surrounding countryside....(on a clear day that is we were blessed with one) Toward the East you can easily be seen the mounds of Newgrange and Knowth the passage tombs (also worth a visit) and the Irish Sea beyond. The view north extends... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We visited the ruins on a seriously stormy day and had to watch where to climb in the ruins. Not sure how many places in Ireland claim to be the spot where he cast out the "snakes". Good local view from the hilltop.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

These ruins are on a small hill that is covered in the greenest grass. Next to the ruins is a small cemetery that you can also explore. The views from here are amazing. I'm not giving these a higher rating because I have seen A LOT of ruins and these are relatively average by comparison. However, they were fun to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I visited here with my friends and their kids and we had a lovely evening running around the ruins trying to figure out what each part used to be. Free to get in - from the carpark you just walk through a farm gate and across some farmland. A photo everywhere - especially on a blue sky day like we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Lovely place. The view is beautiful and my brother and I had a lot of fun exploring the ruins. Great place for photographers or families with kids. It was nice not to have any docents or tour guides or security guards breathing down our necks for once.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Interesting, relaxing, costs nothing.Stunning views on a clear day.A guided tour would be an advantage. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Hill of Slane is a national monument, there is a carpark (no fee). The downside is, there is no direct access for people who use a wheelchair, neither are there any paths up to the monument, The area is kept clean and tidy, it is possible to look around, but again not suitable for wheelchair access. The views overlooking... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

St. Patty called out the King at Tara on an Easter night long ago by lighting a Paschal fire on the Hill of Slane. Things worked out and others followed to create a church and college that still echoes it's greatness from the ruins. Great view!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You go in through a farmer's field (yes, watch for sheep dung) and up into the site. You can explore at your leisure - and even climb up and around the ruins. Supervised children get a real "hands on" experience that they will never ever forget. Adults - you can enjoy the views, the history, and a different view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Spectacular views. You can explore the ruins and the graveyard at your leisure. Definitely worth a visit.

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Address: Address: Slane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 41 9824230
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Slane

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