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Bru na Boinne

Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-41-9880300
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Donore
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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. Historians was once believed Newgrange was a passage tomb, but now is believed to be an ancient temple.

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We loved Newgrange! The site was lovely, the staff were both knowledgable and passionate and the Visitors' Centre was clean, informative, well stocked and well laid out. Get there early to get parking!

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit Newgrange and the historical mounds. Getting anywhere in Ireland is an adventure, so don't complain of the narrow roads and the unsecured parking. It has all been mentioned before. As for the attraction, we choose to only visit Newgrange. It wasn't crowded since it was off season. The bus driver was friendly and knowledgeable, as was... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This was the most interesting historical site I've ever been to. The tour guide was very informative and very friendly. The visitor's center was also very well done with great information. In addition, the food at the cafe was wonderful and the gift shop was great. Definitely a must do while you're in Ireland.

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County Monaghan, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

ill keep it simple, a great way to spend a few hours, well organised, very informed staff, very good facilities, and gets you thinking of life back 5,000 years ago, amazing place to experience, and i have been to many attractions worldwide.Also very good value for money.Getting inside can be tight enough, so if you dont like tight space you... More

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Ok, so, I went in the middle of October, and there wasn't an overwhelming crowd (hint). The experience from start to finish was absolutely fantastic. Our guide (I think her name was Sinead) for around and into the site was the best - she had all the facts for us, but also, somehow, transported the whole group back 5,000 years... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect when we went to visit Newgrange. Take the time to see this site properly, and if you enjoy history consider arranging a private tour. The outside of Newgrange is impressive, but it's the inside that you want to see while hearing the details of the history. And be forewarned - the inside is small... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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220 reviews 220 reviews
97 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We did a day trip from Dublin which we booked in the visitor's center on Suffolk St. The drive to the Boyne Valley is picturesque but the views once we arrived were even better. We started at the Bru Na Boinne visitor's center which gives you an introduction of what you are going to see. There is a bus that... More

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Wilmington, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was a little skeptical when my husband said he wanted to visit the tomb at Newgrange, and I have to say the experience far exceeded my expectations! The visitors center is lovely, and the exhibit and film provide a great introduction to the site. Our guide was excellent - knowledgeable, enthusiastic AND funny. The tomb itself was amazing -... More

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Westmeath, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Absolutley fascinating place! Guide was brilliant and so enthusiastic! Very reasonable entrance fee at €6. A truly humbling experience

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A drive-by is free but if you want to go in it will cost you. This UNESCO site is a great opportunity to see something so ancient. An easy side drive from Dublin to Galway.

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