Bru na Boinne

Bru na Boinne, photo by Jean Housen
Bru na Boinne (photo by Jean Housen)
 

Brú na Bóinne (“Palace of the Boyne”) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in northeastern Ireland.

The area is an internationally important complex of Neolithic chamber tombs, standing stones, henges and other prehistoric enclosures located in a wide meander of the River Boyne, on the north bank about 30 mi (50 km) north of Dublin.

Brú na Bóinne is dominated by three great burial mounds: Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth. Together these represent Europe’s largest and most important concentration of prehistoric megalithic art, with the monuments serving social, economic, religious and funerary functions.

The Brú Na Bóinne Visitor Centre acts as a gateway to the all burial mounds.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Orley House B&B

The 4-star Failte Ireland Approved and 'Highly Recommended' Orley House is situated in Drogheda, just 20 minutes from Dublin Airport. An airport pick up and drop off service can be arranged. Average score from 201 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

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Newgrange Lodge

Located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, the Lodge is a restored farmhouse overlooking the spectacular UNESCO site of Newgrange and Bru Na Boinne visitors centre. Average score from 843 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

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Dalys Inn

Next to world-famous Newgrange and the scene of Battle of the Boyne, this friendly guest house offers an Irish bar, good food and comfortable rooms a 5-minute drive from Drogheda. Dalys Inn is in the historic village of Donore. Average score from 824 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$53 - $84

 
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Scholars Townhouse Hotel

Originally built in 1867, this charming town house has been tastefully renovated in a modern style, whilst retaining its historic charm, with stained glass windows and high coved ceilings. Average score from 548 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$80 - $170

 
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Windsor Lodge B&B

The 4-star Windsor Lodge B&B is located in Drogheda, 30 minutes’ from Dublin International Airport. It offers en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, traditional Irish breakfasts and free parking. Average score from 252 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$75 - $170

 
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Rock Farm Slane - Limehouse

Rock Farm Slane - Limehouse

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Rock Farm Slane - Limehouse offers pet-friendly accommodation in Slane, 900 metres from Slane Castle. There is a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and shops at the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$107

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Roseville Lodge B&B

Roseville Lodge B&B

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Roseville Lodge B&B offers accommodation in Drogheda. Free private parking is available on site. A TV with cable channels is offered. You will find luggage storage space at the property. Average score from 208 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$80

 
$808.9
Scholars Townhouse Hotel

Scholars Townhouse Hotel

Originally built in 1867, this charming town house has been tastefully renovated in a modern style, whilst retaining its historic charm, with stained glass windows and high coved ceilings. Average score from 548 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$80 - $170

 
$808.9
D Hotel

D Hotel

The D Hotel sits on the banks of the River Boyne in Drogheda town centre. It offers luxurious rooms with plasma-screen TVs, a waterfront restaurant, a mini-gym and free parking. Average score from 515 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$74 - $137

 
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Windsor Lodge B&B

Windsor Lodge B&B

The 4-star Windsor Lodge B&B is located in Drogheda, 30 minutes’ from Dublin International Airport. It offers en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, traditional Irish breakfasts and free parking. Average score from 252 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$75 - $170

 
$758.0
Drogheda Townhouse

Drogheda Townhouse

In the bustling town of Drogheda, this family-run B&B offers rooms with en suite facilities and free Wi-Fi. Drogheda Townhouse is an ideal base to explore the Boyne Valley or to enjoy shopping in one of Drogheda’s many shopping centres. Average score from 83 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$85

 
$857.9

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Archeological Sites
Located about 40 km north of Dublin on a ridge between the rivers Boyne and Mattock, within several kilometers of other prehistoric mounds, the site is part of an area rich in stories of Ireland’s ancient past. The Visitor Center is open all year round, with longer opening hours in the summer time. The Visitor Center houses a large interactive exhibition on the Brú na Bóinne area, an audio-visual presentation, a replica of the interior of the passage and chamber at Newgrange
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