The megalithic passage tombs of the Boyne Valley in Ireland's County Meath are crisply rendered on a map. You can see not only these tombs made to stand out in the Irish landscape, but the earth modifications that suggest other large projects in antiquity.
Map of the Megalithic Passage Tombs of the Boyne Valley
Newgrange and the Boyne Valley Travel Toolbox
The Boyne Valley, in County Meath, just north of Dublin, contains some of Irelands most interesting ancient sites, including the oft mentioned Newgrange. You can easily visit Newgrange and/or Knowth as a day trip from Dublin. The Hill of Tara is also worth a visit.
One of the most popular Newgrange tour is the excellent Mary Gibbons Tour. You can book the tour in Dublin at any tourist office. You'll get some very interesting and opinionated views of the happenings in the Boyne Valley on the bus ride from Dublin to Newgrange.
You can also take a Viator Newgrange and Hill of Tara tour out of Dublin.
Touring Newgrange and Knowth on Your Own
You will drive to the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Center across the Boyne from Newgrange. For more information including prices and opening hours, see Heritage Ireland.
For more on County Meath and other places to visit, see Basic Facts About County Meath.
Weather and Climate
To check the historic climate in the area, Dublin Travel Weather should do.
Where to Stay
The Headford Arms Hotel in Kells is a good choice to the west of Newgrange. The closest hotel to Newgrange is the Newgrange Lodge, which can be an inexpensive stay. Sheephouse Country Courtyard is the luxury choice and gets awesome reviews.
For other options, including a stay in Dublin, check out the booking box below.