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Bru na Boinne

Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
+353 41 988 0300
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“visitor center” (169 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
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+353 41 988 0300
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"winter solstice"
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"visitor center"
in 169 reviews
"shuttle bus"
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"tour guide"
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"passage tomb"
in 107 reviews
"arrive early"
in 57 reviews
"visit newgrange"
in 60 reviews
"newgrange site"
in 45 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 35 reviews
"amazing site"
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"awe inspiring"
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"buy tickets"
in 20 reviews
"thousand years"
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"stone age"
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"ancient history"
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"well worth the visit"
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"burial mounds"
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Reviewed yesterday

On a bright sunny day we visited Bru na Bionne. The visitors' centre has an excellent description of the history of the site it also has a coffee shop and gift shop. A small bus takes visitors up to the 5,000 year old neolithic monument....More

Thank Rachael K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This area is a fascinating place to explore and visit. The visitor's centre blends in with the natural setting and shares information about the neolithic sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. There is a short walk from the visitor's centre to where you take a...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly amazing place to visit. Our tour guide was excellent at both Knowth and Newgrange. (go online to book your tour reservation/tickets early. Plan half a day). Climb up on top of Knowth for the scenery. Going into the passage tomb at Newgrange was...More

Thank hartungk2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bru na Boinne is an area of Ireland that has some of the best prehistoric landmarks from the Neolithic period. The Bru na Boinne Visitor's Center is the place to buy tickets to tour Newgrange. The visitor's center has a museum display explaining what...More

Thank SLWS1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in April and were lucky to get a place within the hour. Top tip - book on line. It’s a 5 minute walk to shuttle bus - so arrive in plenty of time. There is a small exhibit explaining the background and how...More

Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on spec and only had time to visit Knowth. If you plan to visit it would be best to buy your tickets on line and allow at least 2-3 hours for the visit. The cafe in the visitors centre sells excellent food. The...More

Thank Carl P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New grange was our first stop on our recent trip to Dublin...what a perfect beginning. Bought our tickets in advance online..recommend. The visitors center/site is well thought out. Pleasant, easy, and scenic walk from the parking area to the visitors center. Center itself is inviting...More

Thank mbdflynn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazed to get inside the chamber in a structure which is the oldest man made structure in THE WORLD!! What other country would allow tourists brush past carvings thousands of years old. Well done!! Bus service good but unfortunately we did not have time to...More

Thank DianeMayo
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We arrived at Dublin Airport at 7am from our flight from the US, grabbed some food, rented a car and headed to Bru na Boinne. We arrived 09:30. The very nice staff informed us of the next bus to Newgrange (10:15) and that Knowth was...More

Thank MrMente
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Absolutely historic and beautiful, absolute must see if you get a chance to go to Ireland. It tells the perfect history of Ireland. The perfect history of Ireland that is forever unforgettable.

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William L
March 29, 2018|
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Response from mac09 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you purchased, but the tickets would be for Newgrange, Knowth, or both. I highly recommend both. We bought the OPW Pass, which I also highly recommend. Just call and they will mail the pass. It allows... More
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Tom G
August 31, 2017|
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
Drive to the visitors center. From there all visitors board trams that take visitors to the two sites. This is included in the entry fee. The trams run often, so there's little waiting.
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sallysh2000
August 27, 2017|
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Response from fe22016 | Reviewed this property |
They start early , about 10am maybe earlier but check out the website to be sure.
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