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Bru na Boinne

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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
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+353 41 988 0300
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Bru na Boinne was our first stop on our honeymoon trip to Ireland. The visitor center was impressive. We visited Newgrange and Knowth. The tour guides were well informed and made... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bru na Boinne was our first stop on our honeymoon trip to Ireland. The visitor center was impressive. We visited Newgrange and Knowth. The tour guides were well informed and made the tours more entertaining. They demonstrate the winter solstice inside Newgrange- very cool- highly recommend!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell this place is run by a bureaucratic government department because there was no tour during lunch time and no way to book before arriving. There is also no information I could see about when tours are run throughout the day. So I have to wait over an hour for a tour. The actual site itself is impressive.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say I was very impressed by the Bru na Boinne Visitors Centre. I have been many times but never thought to review it as I just saved my words for Newgrange. But then I saw it come up as a suggested place to visit. We loved the whole layout of the place and the way they organise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice visitor center. It is new, modern, and well-maintained. An interesting contrast to the prehistoric mound. You take a short bus ride to the site. Our guide was very knowledgeable about its history and careful to differentiate between what is known and what is speculation based on the information at hand. Standing inside the mound makes one stop and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 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 15 January 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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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