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Hill of Slane

Slane, Ireland
+353 (0) 41 9824230
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Slane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Arklow, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Interesting and peaceful. Went in on our way to Newgrange and was pleasantly surprised. Must return some other time!

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Dade City, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Hill of Slane is a quick drive from town. The historical significance of the site is matched by the beauty of the Abbey Ruins and the view from atop the hill.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The ruins of the church are easily accessible, but minding your step - particularly in the wet - is a good idea. To enter the ruins of the nearby castle you must wriggle through a barrier that puts you eye-to-eye with a five-part warning (falling rocks, sheer drop, steps slippery when wet, steep gradient, uneven steps). One room, lower than... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The castle is beautiful and a great spot for a picnic. I was a little sad that while we were there, their was a large group of teens rough housing on and in the castle. chucking bits of the castle at each other. and pretty much making it hard to take pictures of the castle.

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Boise, Idaho
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great old ruins. Poke around to the west along the crest of the hill and you'll find the remnants of a Motte and Bailey fortified dwelling. The boys will love this location.

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Ballston Lake, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Small but lovely ruin and graveyard. Cows grazing in the field next door. Easy drive from village. Worth a stop.

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Grottoes, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

By breathtaking I mean that not only did the view take our breath away, so did the cold wind!! Be sure to wear warm clothing, even in April. We had just visited the Hill of Tara an hour before we arrived, so it was fun to look back over the landscape and try to locate that site. The story of... More

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Dundalk
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Amazing historical site, we arrived late and missed the information office and tours, walked around ourselves, very impressive, will definitely go back and see it properly.

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Chino Hills, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I guess there have been some break ins here so bring your stuff with you. Nice site, similar to a lot of other ruins in Ireland. Worth the visit if you are in the County Meath.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The teens that are members of a spiritual group really enjoyed their time at this historic location and spent lots of time climbing on the ruins of the monastery that stands here. Bathe adults had a hard time getting the teens to leave. And we got lots of wonderful pictures here.

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