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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: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Kansas City, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Roscommon, Ireland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Dade City, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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