Newgrange - UNESCO

Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in County Meath, Ireland, is an attraction that draws thousands of visitors each year. This ancient monument is considered to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe. This ancient passage tomb dates back to around 3200 BC, making it over 5000 years old. It is located in the Boyne Valley in County Meath and was built by a society of people who left no written records.

The site features a large circular mound with an inner chamber that is accessed through a long passage. The impressive entrance stone at Newgrange is adorned with intricate carvings, including spirals and other symbols that have yet to be deciphered.

The most impressive feature of Newgrange is its roof box which allows sunlight to penetrate the inner chamber during the winter solstice for just a few minutes each year. This phenomenon creates a stunning display of light and shadow throughout the chamber, attracting even more tourists during this time. Visitors can learn about the history and significance of Newgrange through guided tours provided by knowledgeable guides who offer insights into this fascinating monument.

Aside from its historical significance, Newgrange is also surrounded by breathtaking scenery that makes for great photo opportunities.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Dana Szigeti
    a week ago
    If you enjoy history attractions on vacation, this is the visit for you! This World Heritage Site...
  • D&C Lambert
    a month ago
    I had forgotten about pre-booking this but as we were staying in the area we thought we would try...
  • Britt Wilson
    a month ago
    Spectacular history! Great guides. Tour ventures to both Knowth and Newgrange sites (pics from...
  • Charles Galvin
    2 months ago
    Newgrange. I can't believe this amazing neolithic monument built circa 3200 bc. At least 1000years...
  • Fernanda Otero
    2 months ago
    A must must-go place in this beloved little island. It took me 7 years to get there, fool! The staff...

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