Boyne Valley Tours

Visitor Information

Access to the monuments at Newgrange and Knowth is only by guided tour from the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre on the south side of the river Boyne. Newgrange and Knowth are on the north side of the river, a limited number of visitors per day cross the river by pedestrian bridge and take a shuttle bus to Newgrange or Knowth. There is no direct public access to Newgrange or Knowth by road, except for the mornings around the Winter Solstice when there is free public access to Newgrange. Directions to Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre

Opening Times

Newgrange Brú na Bóinne Visitors CentreThe Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre and the actual Newgrange monument are open all year round except for December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th. Knowth is open from April 3rd to October 15th for 2014. Last admission to the Visitor Centre is 45 minutes before closing. Last tour of Newgrange and Knowth monuments is 1 hour 45 minutes before closing time of the Visitor Centre.

February - April: Daily 09.30 - 17.30.
May: Daily 09.00 - 18.30.
June - Mid September: Daily 09.00 - 19.00.
Mid - End September: Daily 09.00 - 18.30.
October: Daily 09.30 - 17.30.
November - January: Daily 09.00 - 17.00.

Tickets for individuals and small groups are sold on a first come first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Demand for tours of the Newgrange and Knowth monuments is very high during the summer months. It is advisable to arrive as early in the day as possible to avoid a long wait or the disappointment of finding all the tours for that day sold out.

The Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre includes an extensive exhibition including a full scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange as well as a full model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth. There are Audiovisual presentations in English, Irish, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Restaurant / Tearoom serves a good range of food and tasty snacks, the surroundings are bright and comfortable with a seating capacity of 110. The Centre is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities - including toilet facilities.

Assist dogs welcome, no pets allowed in the Visitor Centre or at the monuments.

Admission Fees

Visitors Centre / Exhibition only
Adult: Euro 3.00
Senior/Group: Euro 2.00
Child/Student: Euro 2.00
Family: Euro 8.00
The Visitors Centre is open all year round except for December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th.
Average Length of Visit is 1 hour.
Children under 6 are free of charge. Child / Student rate applies to children age 6 and over and full time students.
Visitors over 60 years of age qualify for Senior admission rate.

Visitors Centre and Newgrange Megalithic Tomb
Adult: Euro 6.00
Senior/Group: Euro 5.00
Child/Student: Euro 3.00
Family: Euro 15.00
The Visitors Centre and Newgrange are open all year round except for December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th.
Average Length of Visit is 2 hours.
All groups of 15 or more must be pre-booked.
Photography / Video not allowed inside the chamber at Newgrange.

Visitors Centre and Knowth Megalithic Tomb
Adult: Euro 5.00
Senior/Group: Euro 3.00
Child/Student: Euro 3.00
Family: Euro 13.00
Knowth is open from April 3rd to October 15th for 2014.
Average Length of Visit is 2 hours.
All groups of 15 or more must be pre-booked.

Visitors Centre, Newgrange and Knowth Megalithic Tombs
Adult: Euro 11.00
Senior/Group: Euro 8.00
Child/Student: Euro 6.00
Family: Euro 28.00
The Visitors Centre and Newgrange are open all year round except for December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th.
Knowth is open from April 3rd to October 15th for 2014.
Average Length of Visit is 3 hours.
All groups of 15 or more must be pre-booked.
Photography / Video not allowed inside the chamber at Newgrange.

Directions

The Visitors Centre is located 2 km west of Donore Village on the South side of the river Boyne. For visitors who use Satellite Navigation Systems, please note that your destination is Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. GPS Co-Ordinates: N53.694567 W6.4463  More ...

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Contact Details

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
Donore
Co. Meath
Republic Of Ireland.

Phone +353 41 988 0300, Fax +353 41 982 3071

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