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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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Awesome historical sight

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... read more

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Lakewood, California, United States
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Lakewood, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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Monaghan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's about 20 years since I visited Newgrange as a teenager on a school tour, and to be honest apart from knowing I was there I remember very little. I returned last week with my own kids (10 & 15) and a lot has changed. The Bru na Boinne visitor centre was not built on my last visit and is... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I booked a day tour with New Grange Tours (http://newgrangetours.com); learned about this tour company from the TA forums. Michael Gibbons, the field archaeologist, was on the coach bus with us from Dublin and shared interesting historical facts on the drive to Boyne Valley. We only saw the Newgrange cairn on this tour, but did learn about the Dowth and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If travelling from Dublin to Belfast – or as a day trip from either - this is a must see. The prehistoric site predates the pyramids in Egypt. Excellent tour of the site. Leave plenty of time as you have to board a bus to get to the site and return, as well as take the tour. Unless you started... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enter new grange into your sat nav it will bring you to the monument! This is useless as you need to go to the visitor centre for tickets! Word of advice: be there early! Then it is an absolute wonder! Beautiful and well worth the very low price

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