Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Province of Leinster / County Meath / Donore / Historic Sites / Bru na Boinne
Older than the Egyptian pyramids, Bru na Boinne serves as the largest Neolithic archeological complex in Europe, designated as a World Heritage Site. Situated around a wide bend of the Boyne River, this 5,000-year-old site includes mounds, chamber tombs, standing stones, and henges, encompassing about 800 hectares (2,000 acres). The site's star attractions are three passage graves built with an impressive knowledge of science and astronomy and containing significant collections of megalithic art. You can access these tombs by guided tour only, available at the visitor center in the nearby town of Donore. The complex receives only 650 people each day, so arrive at the center as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour. Put Bru na Boinne and other Donore attractions into our Donore trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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This is a fascinating archaeological site that is well worth the visit. We arrived in the morning just as they opened and it was worth the early start. The lines were short (yes, there were already li... more »
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Great for kids to understand and interact with the history of the sites. Great dioramas. Expensive cafe but tasty. more »
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