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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%
  • Terrible2%
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“winter solstice” (211 reviews)
“visitor center” (169 reviews)
“shuttle bus” (64 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
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 64 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
"world heritage site"
in 35 reviews
"amazing site"
in 28 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 30 reviews
"buy tickets"
in 20 reviews
"thousand years"
in 25 reviews
"stone age"
in 36 reviews
"ancient history"
in 33 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 26 reviews
"burial mounds"
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Reviewed yesterday

Firstly a negative: Whilst we booked online a tour of Newgrange, it was not possible to pre-book the twin site of Knowth and we therefore had to change our timings to suits a dual visit and the bus shuttles that are the only way to...More

Thank Roganroy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been many times before and brought in laws from US on this occasion. We arrive and accepted the wait of two hours for Newgrange tour, no issues there as know how busy it can be. One parent has walking issue after knee surgery and...More

1  Thank Valerie D
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

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

2  Thank Rachael K
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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

1  Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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

1  Thank hartungk2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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

1  Thank SLWS1
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 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

1  Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

1  Thank Carl P
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 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

1  Thank mbdflynn
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

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

1  Thank DianeMayo
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William L
29 March 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
31 August 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
28 August 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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