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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-41-9880300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit...
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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Great history and a beautiful setting

We visited the Newgrange site and it didn't disappoint. My teenage daughters, husband and I all enjoyed our visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We chose to see Newgrange... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited the Newgrange site and it didn't disappoint. My teenage daughters, husband and I all enjoyed our visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We chose to see Newgrange because we could go inside and I'm glad we did. It's a special place. The surrounding countryside is very peaceful and beautiful. We stopped here on our way from Dublin to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A very interesting visit. The whole tour from arrival at the tourist attraction is very well organised. It was inexpensive too which really surprised us! The trip includes bus transfer to the monuments..(we went to Knowth), a tour guide who was extremely informative, some free time to explore and then transfer back to the visitor centre. I'm not keen on... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Newgrange was incredible! It is older than the pyramids at about 5000 years old. The site is more than just a tomb, and they think it might have been used for spiritual ceremonies, too. The inside passage lights up during the winter solstice, and they can replicate what that looks like when you go in with the guide. The guide... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We tried to visit going from Drogheda. We had bus at 11:45 a.m. And we did more than half hour for 8km. Arriving at Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre we found that we have to wait until 2:00 p.m. to get in next available group to visit Newgrange monument which we couldn't do because the last bus to Drogheda was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Hold my hands up, I am a local and I am promoting something in my own area. But on my travels few things surpass the feeling of wonder and awe while standing in this structure. Give yourself a few hours for a wander. If you go mid summer it is busy so go early, book a tour, go visit the... More 

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Orange County, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Newgrange was amazing! The guide that took us in was wonderful. She told of the history and significance of the site. We went inside in 2 smaller groups as it is very tight in the chamber and the walk way is low and narrow. If you don't have a problem with this than you will be rewarded! The detail in... More 

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Swan Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This site is absolutely amazing and will leave you amazed and puzzled at what a stone age people could achieve! It really challenges our notion that stone people were unintelligent savages. The engineering and astronomy that went into building these sites are truly awesome! Great exhibits at the visitor center and a really good value especially for families.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Newgrange and Knowth are both neolithic sites with passage tombs. Newgrange is better preserved, but Knowth is larger and was the seat of a stone age king of Ireland. You may need to wait an hour or more to get on a tour bus to see these sites, but it's well worth it. This is one case in which the... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Bru na Boinne / Boyne River Valley has about 40 burial mounds. Newgrange is the most famous - 500 years older than the pyramids of Giza, and 1,000 years older than Stonehenge. The Visitor's Center has excellent presentations. You must take a bus and tour with a guide. Very impressive walking into a structure this old, built for light... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got there early so we would make a decent time tour. They have a short film, cafe, and small museum while you wait for your tour. You will get a sticker with your time on. When it's your time you will get on a small tour bus that drives you a short distance to Newgrange (the actual historical site).... More 

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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-41-9880300
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Donore

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