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Hill of Slane

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Address: Slane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 41 9824230

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Lovely views

Visited here this week with family. Beautiful day with beautiful views.. no tour on but the kids really loved running about & exploring the ruins.. easy parking altho warnings in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nicola B
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here this week with family. Beautiful day with beautiful views.. no tour on but the kids really loved running about & exploring the ruins.. easy parking altho warnings in car park for drivers to be vigilant as cars have been damaged. Easy ramble up to ruins & old church.. great to explore.. 👌 we brought a picnic.. everyone enjoyed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most reviews talk about the ruins of a church and abbey, but it is actually a church and a college. There are some features here that you will not notice if you don't know what to look for. And that is where the Hill of Slane Tour Guides come in. They give FREE tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a lovely site where you can enjoy the view and the ruins. I would totally recommend to do the (free) guided tour as they give you a lot of information and point out some things that you would never notice. It's definitely worth a visit!

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Patrick was here and is credited with converting the Druids shortly after his arrival. Another great spot in the Boyne Valley with major historical significance.

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Ashford, Middlesex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We missed out on visiting Dunluce Castle as we ran out of time so this was my alternative. Went to see Slane Castle first and then onto these ruins just after. Free to go in and wander round. There is also something similar down on the main road back to Dublin but not sure what that is or how you... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Up a short, gentle hill, the Hill of Slane is a historic area where St Patrick is said to have lit the first Paschal fire in approx 433 AD in defiance of the High King at Tara. There are the ruins of a 16th century friary church and an ancient graveyard. The views from here are amazing. Worth a visit.

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County Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place. No entrance fee no crowds. Fantastic historic place and wonderful views. It was on my to do list for a while and am so glad I finally made it. Well worth a visit although I had to convince our 9 year old a bit.

Thank RFLighthouse
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 12, 2016

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 June 29, 2016 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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