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“Magnificent views and all to ourselves”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hill of Slane

Hill of Slane
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Slane
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Magnificent views and all to ourselves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We popped in on the way to Newgrange. Drove to the top and were surprised to find ourselves the only ones there. Magnificent pace, the kids explored the ruins and pretended to fight battles. The views were terrific too. So unique to have an attraction to ourselves, especially when there a hundreds at Newgrange just a few minutes drive away. Recommended.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“exercise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Theres a nice walk or run up to the hill of Slane. Its lovely on a dry clear day and you can see 4 miles around.

Visited June 2012
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Slane, Ireland
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97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“One of my favourite places to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Ruins, great view, historical atmosphere, yet you may well be the only visitor. No "tourist experience", people trying to sell you stuff, just you and the site. I love it, and regularly bring visitors who all love it too. No facilities, and you have to walk up a cow-pat-studded grass hill to get there (just watch your step) but that's what makes it special. It's not an "experience", it's the real thing.

Visited July 2012
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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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94 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful views and history here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

Have to walk through a cattle yard but the church and cemetery are on the left and the old university is on the right. The school crest is still visible on the entrance to it. Look for carvings that still remain around the outside of the building. Standing there it's neat to see how the story of St. Patrick lighting the fire came about.

Visited September 2011
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Slane, Ireland
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“Tilsi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Hill of Slane is a wonderful place to visit if you are in the area.it is historically important also as it is where St Patrick lit the Paschal Fire showing the druids at Tara that Christianity had arrived ,there was no battle fought but a peaceful merging of faiths ,Every Easter this is celebrated on the Hill of Slane with a festival called the Flame of Slane

Visited April 2012
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