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Hill of Slane

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Address: Slane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 41 9824230
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A Nice Place to Explore!

We brought our 5 year old daughter here after visiting Brú na Bóinne so she could have a run around. This is a very peaceful and quiet spot to visit. There didn't appear to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Texsun13
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our 5 year old daughter here after visiting Brú na Bóinne so she could have a run around. This is a very peaceful and quiet spot to visit. There didn't appear to be any "off-limits" areas here, and our daughter enjoyed climbing the still standing (and sturdy) winding staircases. The hill itself is not steep to climb but... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gentle uphill walk from the road of about 100 meters, this quiet and uncrowded place gave us pause, allowed time to sit and reflect. Views of the surrounding countryside are wonderful. Ruins can be (should be??) climbed for fun. Spent about 90 minutes just enjoying this low key spot.

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful site with so much to wonder about as we wandered about the ruins. Wonderful view of the hills and valleys.

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Slane, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So atmospheric Astonishing view Such a feeling of happening So much history Easy to park A key element in the St Patrick's tour

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Nanaimo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A good walk up from Slane. Easy car parking. Very pastoral. Beautiful old ruins. A peaceful diversion.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This hill is so so green. Worth a visit even if its a gloomy day. Even if the view is not as great, the grass remains super green. Of course, there is history to this place like most places in Ireland!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

You can see why St. Patrick chose this spot to start a fire. Ruins of church and monks college to explore with information plaques to fill you in. A beautiful view on a clear day or a mystical experience in the rain. You can easily walk up from town and enjoy a pint at Boyles or a tea and sweet... More 

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Meath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I had been to the hill of Slane dozens of times as a child but recently returned with my own family for another visit. The site consists of an old monastery with a church and graveyard. The old monastery is very interesting and the kids loved it as there are loads of little hiding places and stairs etc. The views... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Even in the mist of a typical Irish morning this was an amazing historical site to hike. It's a few miles from center of town and all uphill. Plus there's a walk on a field of 100+ yards to get to the old site.

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Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Visited recently on a lovely sunny day, the view is amazing and one is supposed to see 9 counties. The walk up is moderately steep, but you wont be out of breath, wear sensible shoes as it is a field. Lovely and empty the day we were there. Some historial information there but google if you want full history, good... More 

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