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Bru na Boinne

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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
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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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Both New Grange and Knowth are well worth visiting, so plan time for both. We found Knowth a bit more interesting due to the numerous mounds and carvings. New Grange is one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Penn Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both New Grange and Knowth are well worth visiting, so plan time for both. We found Knowth a bit more interesting due to the numerous mounds and carvings. New Grange is one large passage tomb that can be entered and includes a demonstration of the sunlight entering the tomb on Dec. 21st. Both sites are very interesting and not to... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First ancient site visited on first day in Ireland. Excellent Visitor Centre with good clean toilets and cafe serving variety hot meals and snacks. Well presented exhibition area and the two historic sites are reached by bus, smart move to restrict access - some reviewers seemed to have missed this but it pays to READ about it in advance. Spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found out about this place on TripAdvisor and because we weren't going to be at Stonehenge when we were in England, we thought this would be great. And we weren't disappointed. We initially only planned to visit Newgrange, then we saw the Knowth pictures and we decided to do that tour as well. After our visit, we can say... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose to come to this part of Ireland in order to visit this heritage site. What a mistake! We arrived at the main site of Bru na Boinne at New Grange having followed our sat nav instructions only to be told we then had to go to the visitor centre first. The visitor centre is 17 kilometres from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a guided tour to Newgrange today which is about 30 miles north of Dublin in the countryside of County Meath. It is a reconstructed vision of a 5 to 6 thousand year old burial chamber??/ important ceremonial site. Tours include a small museum and a guided tour of the major site, Newgrange. Visitors have the opportunity to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The huge neolithic burial tombs at Knowth and Newgrange are some of the most important Stone Age artifacts in the world. They are located a short drive North of Dublin. They have been carefully excavated and reconstructed. The tours give a real sense of their origins, construction, significance and the life of their ancient builders and inhabitants. The Visitor Center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved being able to go inside the huge tomb compared to Knowth. The guide was wonderful in her explanation of the sun hitting the window at the solstice just right (with a flashlight and quiet mystical voice). Just go already to experience something pretty damn awesome given its size and age. Word of warning, to get into the middle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go there you must take the tour. You get the whole history of ancient Ireland from the stone age and the all the ages in between. And then actually going into New Grange is magical. I went last year and I'm going back again this year and bringing a friend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the tour of the facility and the tour of Newgrange. Newgrange was absolutely impressive. We decided on Newgrange because my husband had written a paper on it. I highly recommend getting there early. We did first tour so we had the place to ourselves (and everyone else on the tour). It was very quiet at tranquil. As we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I did not make the tour to see Newgrange, but I did visit their Visitors Center with their museum inside and it was very informative. I was able to see Newgrange from the center and it's still very picturesque. I hope to see it up close next time!

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