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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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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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Excellent guides, impressive place

We visited Knowth and Newgrange and even though we were there by 9:15 a.m. our first tour started at 10:15 so I do recommend arriving early. We followed the order of visits we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lugo, Spain
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County Sligo, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried to visit Newgrange and Dowth recently last week and arrived at 11.20 very excited at the history that awaited us when we were told by the lady at the centre that the next available tour was at 3.10. The other lady asked us to step aside so we weren't blocking the queue. I found this extremely rude as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went her to see some historic aspects of Ireland. Ladys at the entry seemed more interested in guiding the visitors to "right" lane than selling the tickets. Confusion reigned thou. We decided to see just the exphibition, not to take part to the treks. Exhibition itself was quite ordinary, but not without some merits.

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Lugo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Knowth and Newgrange and even though we were there by 9:15 a.m. our first tour started at 10:15 so I do recommend arriving early. We followed the order of visits we were given, Knowth first. We had a good historical review there of what the places mean. Then we went to Newgrange and the moment the guide turned... More 

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Prague
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ranked as a UNESCO site, the ancient tombs of Bru na Boinne may predate Stonehenge and the pyramids of Giza but it lacks distinction. The location is about an hour outside Dublin and then a 20 minute bus ride from the Visitor Center to the actual site. There is little background information presented, as far as I could see, to... More 

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Lakewood, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you find yourself anywhere near the Midlands of Ireland you really need to visit Newgrange and Knowth. Both sights are older than the Egyptian pyramids (5000+ years) and have only been re-discovered in recent years. Awe inspiring and beautiful.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this site 17 July. Excellent tour guide who explained the reason (as far as can be ascertained) for the building of these passage tombs, how they were constructed, and how the architecture was designed so that at the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, at sunset/sunrise the rays of the sun would shine right into the interior chamber and illuminate... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to be one of the mist significant historic sites in the world! The ancient people who designed and built it were geniuses. During the winter solstice it must be spectacular to see the shaft of sunlight moving up the passage to the central chamber. There is a shuttle bus from the visitor centre tgat runs regularly. However,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The construction of this site in the neolithic age is mind boggling. Entering the tight passage into the centre of the mound it is hard to see how it could have been so well constructed to allow sunlight in only on the winter solstice. The whole experience was the highlight of my brief tour of Dublin. and nearby attractions..

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bru na Boinne is the Irish name but it is better known as Newgrange. A fantastic site. Must see, The tour guides were very good, lots of information. The sites are well preserved and access is good.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you haven't been then go. Great day out for the kids. We did the Knowth and Newgrange tour with an 11 and 8 year old and they loved it. Newgrange was definitely the highlight amazing. Very well organised and the staff were great. Highly recommended the 60 euro family ticket to OPW sites all across Ireland for the year.... More 

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