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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
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+353 41 988 0300
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Incredible history

Part of the Newgrange experience. The history is amazing and it is a privilege to be standing on this site. The guides are a wealth of knowledge.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Part of the Newgrange experience. The history is amazing and it is a privilege to be standing on this site. The guides are a wealth of knowledge.

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Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an Irish person, I'm embarrassed that this was my first visit to Knowth and Newgrange. I recommend that you do both if you can. The guides were first class, although we were all a bit unsure of Frank in Newgrange initially. His Gru-like (Despicable Me) appearance belied his wit and passion for this great site. He was fabulous. Claire... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing World Heritage Site, not to be missed if you visit Ireland! We came as a family of four (one 8yr old). Access is very tightly controlled, and you can only visit by going through the modern visitor centre and taking the short coach ride to the cairns. You can't book in advance (though online booking will... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. It unbelievable how these early settlers were able to survive and make these homes for themselves with openings facing the East and West for the soltace The huge stones they collected and how they brought them to their homes was unbelievable. Really a place where one could spend a lot of time. The guide was excellent in explaining... More 

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If you're Irish and haven't visited here why not? If you're a visitor to Ireland this is a must. it would be a bit like going to Egypt and not visiting the pyramids This structure is older than the pyramids and is a fantastic day out. The visitor centre is quite large and has a restaurant inside,it also has a... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is well signed and very well organized. The place is older than the pyramids and the guides are very professional. Well done jimmy and Eleanor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure what I expected but this site exceeded my expectations! Just a fantastic few hours on our last full day in Ireland. It was the perfect antidote to Dublin (and the Guiness Storehouse - yuck)! If you have the time definitely do both the Knowth and Newgrange tours. Hard to say which to do if you only have... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good family attraction, the massive mounds at this site, older than Stonehenge, are accompanied by an excellent visitor's center and the opportunity to actually enter one of the mounds and see the inner chamber is unique. Behind the curtain, one has to keep in mind that the mound that visitor's can enter has been restored, and some parts of... More 

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This is the third visit in fifteen years and is still interesting. This time with teenaged boys who were initially not that interested in the visit, but the guides captured their interest. The guides at Knowth (Marion) and Newgrange had very different styles but both were interesting and engaging speakers. They were clearly very well informed and passionate about the... More 

Thank Liz K
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome, beautiful place! It's extremely well-run and is VERY popular with tourists. Plan to arrive early so you can get a spot. We toured the neolithic mounds at Knowth and the tour guide was fabulous. We learned so much! We weren't sure if it would be worth the drive from Dublin, but it totally was. Go here!

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