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“Heritage at the Heart of the Boyne Valley”

Newgrange – Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site

Newgrange passage tomb lies just 5km down stream from Slane village in the UNESCO Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site.

Older than Stonehenge in the UK and the pyramids in Egypt, Newgrange is one of the most spectacular passage graves in Europe. Famous for its amazing art carved onto the structural stones of the tomb, the site is also renowned for the winter solstice sunrise alignment when the rays of the rising sun on the shortest days of the year shine directly into the 5,000 year-old chamber within the great mound.

Access to the site is by guided tour only via the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.