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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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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin

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Knowth and Newgrange

I brought 4 American visitors here to do the 2 tours i.e. Knowth and Newgrange, 3 hours well spent. Guides are very good and knowledgeable. Knowth is a wonderful surprise and I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove far to get there. Had called about getting in, they said, arrive before 11:30 - we did. The tour busses took all of the available spots. We arrived with five kids - let alone traveling from the states - and we walked through a pretty limited museum. Poor organization kills this place. Have shorter tours, get more people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought 4 American visitors here to do the 2 tours i.e. Knowth and Newgrange, 3 hours well spent. Guides are very good and knowledgeable. Knowth is a wonderful surprise and I'm tempted to say it's a better visit than Newgrange. They have opened a "room" inside Knowth and it is extraordinary and fascinating and difficult to appreciate if you... More 

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Chambery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These places are stunning! The passage tombs, probably places of worship, are decorated with many examples of so rare Neolithic Art... You just feel as a speck of dust inside Newgrange. I enjoyed the wee trips in the shuttles! The Bru Na Boinne center is nice, but could provide more explanations with links to other neolithic sites in Europe.The cafeteria... More 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bru na Boinne is the only access point to Newgrange and Knowth. After purchasing a ticket, visitors are brought by bus to the sites. Newgrange is the better known site and visitors can access the burial chamber itself. There is a very narrow passage into the chamber but it is worth the effort. One can only be in awe of... More 

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1 Thank Patricia Q
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bru Na Boinne is just about a 30mins drive away from Dublin, and so worth the trip! I only had time to visit the Newgrange tomb, where visitors were invited to through the narrow corridor into the heart of the tomb. Then we were given a light display to demonstrate how sunlight would hit the middle of the tomb every... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't realize how big of a tourist attraction it was but so glad we got to see it! Just incredible! --We wandered in around 1:30 and they told us the next tour was at 4:15! Make sure you plan in advance if you plan to see Nugrange or Knowth. There is a large museum with a lot of info and... More 

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited both Knowth and Newgrange sites, the Visitor Centre is well organised and efficiently run, parking is free with plenty of available sites. Both sites have a guide who delivers relevant information. My favourite was Newgrange because of the significance of the site and the amazing design of the tomb. It is a must do if you are anywhere near... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Monuments are an extraordinary marvel at what man could do during a time with no machines. This location is as much a mystery as Stonehenge or the great pyramids. There is no way to explain how rocks from as far away as 30 to 50 miles are placed in the tombs and how they set up to allow the... More 

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Thank Patrick G
Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tours of Knowth & Newgrange. Knowth is by far the most interesting and beautiful of the 2 sites. If you can only visit 1 site, visit Knowth. I wish there was more time allowed at the site. I've been 3 times and have always felt rushed around it. It is huge with lots to see. Beautiful buildings, carvings... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited New grange back in the 90s and thought it interesting but knew very little about its origins or connections to the other sites in the area. I took my family there this August and we were all enthralled. What a wonderful facility. It looks good and is well organised. Excellent staff and surprisingly good food in the... More 

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