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Newgrange, Ireland

Newgrange Reviews

christl3 christl3
171 reviews
Newgrange Mar 23, 2011
I would recommend Newgrange to tourists coming to Ireland because it is one of our most famous tourist spots.

It is a tomb dating from the ancient times. They say it's older than the pyramids! During the winter and summer soltices in Ireland the sunlight shines directly into the narrow, long tomb and illuminates the passages for a few minutes. This was a feat of natual intelligence and old age engineering. The tomb is quite large and made of materials that would have been very difficult to transport becak in those days.

It's amazing to soo.

Most of all i enjoyed the area of Meath in which it's located... called the Boyne Valley. It really is a beautiful landscape out there which is why if you were to go i'd suggest renting a car and going. Seeing the landscapes make it worth it.

There is a mini museum located in the visitor centre too which is interesting.
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Elizabeth-Willemijn Elizabet…
15 reviews
A little prehistorical Magic. Jul 22, 2009
Newgrange is one of Ireland most faous sites. So do keep in mind to go early, That way you can go around our waiting time of 3 hours. The visitors centre is nice, but not the reason to visit this prehistorical building. From the centre you'll go by bus to newgrange and/or the other site, of which I lost the name. There you´ll get an english tour. Newgrange has the sun falling in exactly one time a year. Just like the abu simbel temple in Egypt. As the place is very small(inside) and narrow not many see this. However they fake it with electic light, not the same, but very well done. The outside is mostly like an oversized hobbit hole. A green mountain but with a white stone wall that is 90 degrees with the ground. This building was build before the pyramids of Gizeh, and still decorated at some places. Don't visit if you're claustrofobic. Nice with kids.
koala koala
19 reviews
Dún Fhearghusa Apr 14, 2008
It is a national monument not far from Slane and approximately 4500 years old, about 500 years older than the Pyramid of Giza and 1000 years older than Stonehenge. It is one of the three tombs (Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth) in Co. Meath. Each mound is about 80 meters across and nearly 12 meters in height. Inside the mound is a long passage (about 18 meters long) it takes you to the cross-shaped main chamber. The chamber has a corbelled roof which is about 6m high. The roof has remained essentially intact and waterproof for over 5,000 years.

The passage tombs was built in such a way that at dawn on the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, a narrow beam of sunlight for a very short time illuminates the floor of the chamber at the end of the long passageway.

Fantastic place. It can get very busy there ... if you are planning to go there make sure you get there early enough to see both places. Unfortunately we were there far too late so we only got see one tomb.
OurWorldTrip OurWorld…
17 reviews
Nov 06, 2006
If you are in Dublin and the weather is good, go and have a look at Newgrange. It's around 30-40 minutes north of Dublin and is definitely worth a go. You can get bus tours to Newgrange if you don't have a car yourself. The best is to check this out at the Visitor Centre in Suffolk St.

Newgrange is one of the passage tombs in the Bru na Boinne complex. It's only accessible via guided tour. It was built 3200 BC and excavated and restored in the 60's and 70'. You can only visit 2 of the passage tombs, Newgrange and Knowth and Newgrange the only one that is accessible. Both tombs have been restored differently because there is no proof of what they have looked like. It is pretty much an interpretation of whoever restored them.

Get there fairly early as tickets sell out very fast. I arrived there one year around 3pm and I couldn't get on a tour anymore. Get the combination ticket for both passage tombs as it so interesting to see how different they both look. It's around 10 Euro but well worth it.

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