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Hill of Slane

Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 4230
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Beautiful architecture

A fantastic spot to add to any history lovers Boyne Valley trip. We went as the sun was setting on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erica P
Don’t go

We visited the Hill of Slane today. It is fabulous. But the car park is targeted by thieves. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon G
Dublin, Ireland
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“st patrick” (14 reviews)
“car park” (13 reviews)
Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 4230

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic spot to add to any history lovers Boyne Valley trip. We went as the sun was setting on a Saturday night and we weren't the only ones. Careful of the ground as it was very wet and a bit slippery in spots, but...More

Thank Erica P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Hill of Slane today. It is fabulous. But the car park is targeted by thieves. We left our car for about 30 minutes while we visited the site (which was excellent) and returned to find the window of our car smashed and...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely architecture great views , currently under renovation so maybe later next year visitors Will Get a better experience

Thank james h
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Southing environment with a 360° view over the valleys. We were lucky enough to witness the sunset throwing a golden glow over the site. But even before that there was an amazing atmosphere of peace.

Thank Nilmiserans
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Good free tour from local volunteer guide, very informative. Lots of history, kids enjoyed milling around. Look out for the gargoyles. Site has links to st. Patrick and Francis ledwidge.

1  Thank Paul t
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A visit to many "secondary" sites such as as the The Hill of Slane impacts varied people so differently. For thrill seekers (some of whom are ioften enough n a bit of denial about their essential values), a Hill of Slane is no big whoop,...More

1  Thank preglad
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had a very quick visit to these ruins and were pleased that we made the effort to visit. It is a short stroll up the hill from the free car park. The views are amazing.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic peaceful place. The ruins are very interesting and one can imagine what life was like way back when. Wonderful views. A lovely place to sit and contemplate.

Thank jonidinks
Reviewed 18 August 2017

As part of our visit to to the Francis Ledwidge Museum we took the opportunity to visit the Hill of Slane. It was a beautiful day and the views over the four provinces were spectacular. It does get chilly as the location is exposed so...More

Thank Donagh M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Well worth a stop, easy to find a 5 minute walk even with young Children. The views are worth it and some Irish history & St Patrick what more would you want.

Thank Julianne T
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Questions & Answers
Kimberly W
9 April 2017|
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Response from Mark_A_Tennant | Reviewed this property |
You could walk from the car park up the hill and back again in an hour but to see all the 'sights' you should allow another hour to do it justice.
7 March 2016|
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Response from Brendan M | Reviewed this property |
It's free (as is Tara). From Tara to Slane is about 20mins. Tullynallen is quite a bit further away and the route is along narrow roads. So the route is: Tullynallen ->90 mins-> Tara -> 20mins -> Slane
16 March 2015|
Response from Pat R | Reviewed this property |
There is a very regular bus service from Dublin to Slane. Once in the village of Slane it's about 1 1/2 mile walk to the top of the hill. I think you should hire a car and check out some of the other sites in the area eg Bru... More