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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“winter solstice” (211 reviews)
“visitor center” (169 reviews)
“shuttle bus” (65 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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"
in 211 reviews
"visitor center"
in 169 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 65 reviews
"tour guide"
in 104 reviews
"passage tomb"
in 107 reviews
"arrive early"
in 57 reviews
"visit newgrange"
in 60 reviews
"newgrange site"
in 45 reviews
"buy tickets"
in 21 reviews
"amazing site"
in 28 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 35 reviews
"thousand years"
in 25 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 31 reviews
"stone age"
in 36 reviews
"ancient history"
in 33 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 27 reviews
"burial mounds"
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Bru na Boinne at the end of our stay in Ireland - it is definitely a must see. The mounds are the beginnings of history in Ireland (older than the pyramids in Giza) and rich with history. The Visitor's Center is full of...More

Thank NutHouseMama
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Bru na Boinne in June 2018. We went to both Newgrange and Knowth which are both very worth visiting. We spent around 4 hours at the location. The solstice light simulation inside Newgrange is amazing . The bus service inside the area worked...More

Thank AllanBJ
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on 18th of June 2018. I have been planning to visit Newgrange for years only to be destroyed by my experience of the worst run historic site I have ever seen in Ireland. You arrive at this beautiful site of newgrange only to be...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is where we started our tour of Ireland. If you like history this is a must see. Due to time we could only see newgrange. It was incredible standing inside the chamber imagining people there on the solstice 5000 years ago. If I could...More

Thank david h
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We found this through the Heritage Card. Less than 40 minutes outside Dublin, this site and the surrounding area features ancient tombs and historically significant battlegrounds. Wished we had allocated more time for the area as there are many unique sights concentrated here. Bru na...More

Thank den r
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great afternoon out. We went with a group of seven people. I personally really enjoyed Knowth ,a place that I haven't been to for years. I loved the freedom of being able to explore the tomb at my own leisure.Newgrange is always amazing and...More

Thank Catherine R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very Significant Historical Site, and not well known. I have relatives who live less than 200km from here who hadn't heard of it. Very interesting and amazing that it could be built at the time that it was. Book Early as the...More

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea what this was, only that it was popular. After touring, the 4 of us were in awe of what the people of this era built. We all came away with a better appreciation of what archeologists do, and the challenges they...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience the visitor centre is well organised. With a historical information exhibition and cafe, you must get a timed ticket which includes the information centre, the bus to the neolithic mound which you can go inside with a guide, so interesting. There is neolithic...More

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another of Ireland's treasures! We booked online without any problems. This is a very busy tourist site. That being said it was amazing. These sites are well worth the visit and hearing about the history behind these ancient passage tombs. Although you get to go...More

Thank mlow07
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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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