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Bru na Boinne

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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
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+353 41 988 0300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
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Great trip

Nice place to visit, very unusual . Recommend to every one. Just have to aware to better not go in if you are claustrofobic.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit, very unusual . Recommend to every one. Just have to aware to better not go in if you are claustrofobic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the first time today - myself, my husband & 3yr old and two friends. This is a fantastic day out - we only got to see Newgrange but it was spectacular 😃 Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting and being shown the inside of the monument was just amazing and spine tingling and emotional...... I am looking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Bru na Boinne was our first stop on our honeymoon trip to Ireland. The visitor center was impressive. We visited Newgrange and Knowth. The tour guides were well informed and made the tours more entertaining. They demonstrate the winter solstice inside Newgrange- very cool- highly recommend!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

You can tell this place is run by a bureaucratic government department because there was no tour during lunch time and no way to book before arriving. There is also no information I could see about when tours are run throughout the day. So I have to wait over an hour for a tour. The actual site itself is impressive.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

I have to say I was very impressed by the Bru na Boinne Visitors Centre. I have been many times but never thought to review it as I just saved my words for Newgrange. But then I saw it come up as a suggested place to visit. We loved the whole layout of the place and the way they organise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Very nice visitor center. It is new, modern, and well-maintained. An interesting contrast to the prehistoric mound. You take a short bus ride to the site. Our guide was very knowledgeable about its history and careful to differentiate between what is known and what is speculation based on the information at hand. Standing inside the mound makes one stop and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent here. Guides are pleasant and knowledgeable. Only downside was the tourists who can't do what they are told!! Monument is fascinating. Visitors centre is good. Well worth the tiny fee from the visitors centre

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The Bru na Boinne visitor center is very informative, warm and necessary if you want to see Newgrange. The grounds are beautiful also. Be there early if you want to go out to the site. Last tour leaves 90 minutes before close, so keep that in mind. Last time I was in Ireland I arrived at 3:30 and was unable... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

You have to start from this visitor's centre if you want to visit Newgrange and Knowth megalithic sites. It's got a good introductory display as well as a shop and cafe so there's plenty to do whilst you're waiting for your tour to start.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Site gives and insight into some of what you can expect. Cafe is ok neither good nor bad but does give good views to the main site.

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