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Newgrange

Boyne Vally, Donore, Ireland
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As featured in Daytrips from Dublin
Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Donore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Mysterious Sites, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years old, which makes it older than the pyramids.... more » Owner description: Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years old, which makes it older than the pyramids. Historians was once believed Newgrange was a passage tomb, but now is believed to be an ancient temple. « less
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Arrived at 12.30 and joined the short queue at the visitors' centre. My sister had been before and said that there could be a short wait. She had tried to book the tour online but was unable to do so for three people. The group in front were told the next tour would be at 1.45pm The lady then spoke... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had never heard of this place before going there so I recommend doing a little homework if you know you will be visitng there. We were there with a small group and the crowds were small at that time (early) so it was enjoyable. This place is ancient and worth the visit. The countryside surrounding this... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My new wife and I stopped here to see the monoliths, and we weren't disappointed. The tours are informative, and to see ritual chambers that predate the existence of our country was pretty amazing. The countryside is beautiful, and for how many people were there, wait times weren't horrible at all. Prices were fair, and there was a simple and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge! The visitor center is great and the people were extremely friendly and helpful! The tours are very clean and organized and guides are very friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommended!

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Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this attraction. We went fairly early in the morning to avoid the crowds. They have it very well organised so that groups go down to Knowth and Newgrange in shuttle buses. It is very well arranged so that you are not battling crowds to get into the mounds. The tours are guided and the guides were very... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were very impressed with the Visitor Centre and the guided tours. Everyone involved is friendly and well-informed. Try to go early in the AM to avoid the crowds. Go to Newgrange and Knowth for the best experience. One could stay in this area for a week and still not see all the historic sites. The restaurant at the Visitor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

John was our guide who did a great job of explaining the history of this very impressively maintained and preserved site. Exceeded my expectations.

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Texas City, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you like history and archeology this is a great place. The kids got a bit bored, but around the corner is a petting farm. Make sure you go to the visitor's center for Newgrange first as they won't let you in w/o a ticket and a sticker from the bus. (yes, you have to take their bus). Enjoy!

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ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this historic attraction a must see if your in this part of the country This site is older than the pyramids Staff and guides are great and very enthusiastic Ireland at its best Pay the fee to see Knowth also 11 euro for 3 hours well worth it

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great tour. Much of the site is original inside and some of the outside was rebuilt replicating the original thought design. I recommend a morning visit since the inside of the tomb is by tour only. In you are in the area for a while, there are other mounds to visit and tour. Newgrange is the largest of them. No... More

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