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Bru na Boinne

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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 41 988 0300
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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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Great afternoon

Lovely afternoon spent here. Guides are pleasant and knowledgeable. Only downside was the tourists who can't do what they are told!! Monument is fascinating. Visitors centre is... read more

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent here. Guides are pleasant and knowledgeable. Only downside was the tourists who can't do what they are told!! Monument is fascinating. Visitors centre is good. Well worth the tiny fee from the visitors centre

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bru na Boinne visitor center is very informative, warm and necessary if you want to see Newgrange. The grounds are beautiful also. Be there early if you want to go out to the site. Last tour leaves 90 minutes before close, so keep that in mind. Last time I was in Ireland I arrived at 3:30 and was unable... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to start from this visitor's centre if you want to visit Newgrange and Knowth megalithic sites. It's got a good introductory display as well as a shop and cafe so there's plenty to do whilst you're waiting for your tour to start.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Site gives and insight into some of what you can expect. Cafe is ok neither good nor bad but does give good views to the main site.

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Southern District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive monuments of European pre-history. Dating to circa 3200 B.C., it was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age. There's a very good visitors center with plenty finds and information. The whole area is beautiful with some mounds you can get on top to see far. Going inside in complete darkness is a nice experience too.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this stop on our tour of Ireland. We learned a lot and had a great appreciation for the Irish and their beginnings.

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Take the tour that lets you into the neolithic tomb, where light shines through only at the Winter Solstice. Words cannot describe how cool this is, especially if you are into archaeology or engineering or Indiana Jones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited Bru Na Boinne in early October. We had read all the information regarding arriving early in the day as tickets could not be pre-booked. Unfortunately our plans did not allow this and we arrived at the Visitors Centre early afternoon.We hoped we would get lucky as New Grange books out quickly. Unfortunately we arrived after the last tour... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Pay the €6 at the centre and take the bus and guided tour which lasts 90 mins. Go inside the largest burial site in groups of about 20 people due to the confined space and experience a period in excess of thousands of years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited the newgrange monument with our 4-year old and baby. Advice for those of you with kids: strollers are not allowed inside Newgrange and it would be complicated to take them on the bus that brings you to the monument. Our eldest loved the visit, and since the majority of the talk was given outside, he was able to... More 

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