Bru na Boinne, Donore

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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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. Plan your Bru na Boinne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Donore using our Donore online vacation planner.
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  • Excellent visit. The guides were very knowledgeable and very talkative. Know that and Newgrange were fully restored. The buses were comfortable and the visitors center was beyond wonderful. 
    Excellent visit. The guides were very knowledgeable and very talkative. Know that and Newgrange were fully restored. The buses were comfortable and the visitors center was beyond wonderful.  more »
  • The tour guide did an incredible job. The site was in excellent shape with manicured paths. If you can go during the afternoon, the afternoon light makes seeing the designs on the stones very easy.....  more
    The tour guide did an incredible job. The site was in excellent shape with manicured paths. If you can go during the afternoon, the afternoon light makes seeing the designs on the stones very easy.....  more »
  • These monuments are really impressive ! The megalithic art at Knowth is really wonderful and the architecture inside Newgrange as well. Visit both if you can. I would recommend arriving much earlier.....  more
    These monuments are really impressive ! The megalithic art at Knowth is really wonderful and the architecture inside Newgrange as well. Visit both if you can. I would recommend arriving much earlier.....  more »
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  • Loved Loved Loved this tour! I usually will not wait two hour to tour a site but this is worth it. Both tour guides and bus drivers I interacted with were excellent. The visitor center is currently close for construction so the entrance fee was free. IN ADDITION: If you liked my review and thought it was helpful, please click the like button. Thank You!!!
  • An absolutely astounding historical spot, nestled in the beautiful Irish countryside. The history of the location is astounding, and the guides all were passionate about the history of the site, a sharing the stories of the discovery and area. As there are limits to the site access, be sure to buy your tickets in advance so as to not be disappointed.
  • What an AMAZING sight! These tombs are even older than the pyramids of Egypt and have been preserved with great care. The tour guides are incredibly helpful and informative of the area. I highly recommend visiting here and learning the history of the Neolithic people!
  • Brilliant experience. A very friendly welcome, the interpretive centre is interesting and informative. The shuttle buses to the the monuments left on time, the monuments are amazing and the guided tour inside Newgrange was amazing. All in all a brilliant experience well worth the price, just remember to book in advance.
  • Im not unbiased but this place gave me goosebumps. The level of engineering skill needed was stunning. Knowing it predates the pyramids makes it all the more impressive.

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