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Hill of Slane

Address: Slane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 41 9824230
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Slane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Navan, Ireland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
32 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Hill lies 500m NW of the village of Slane. It stands some 160m high and overlooks the Boyne Valley some 3km away. The famous Knowth and Newgrange tombs and the Hill of Tara can be seen from the Hill of Slane. There are prehistoric and medieval monuments on the Hill. The medieval church is dedicated to St Patrick with... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beautiful views from this hill. So many interesting things to be seen in the Navan area. The old Abbey 500 years old is worth a look

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Merritt Island, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My lovely wife and I booked a private tour and this was one of our stops. We were not disappointed! It's a hidden gem of history, and we were the only ones there so we really got to soak it all in. The cemetery is very interesting, and when we walked near several older gravestones inside the structure the creepiest... More 

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Arklow, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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