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

  • Kathleen McCrea
    a month ago
    Coolest Neolithic monument ever!! Newgrange is beautiful and the museum center was incredible. All...
  • Jay H
    3 weeks ago
    A must visit when in Ireland. To enter a tomb circa 3200BC and to be able to take the guided tour...
  • Maddie Pattin
    2 months ago
    After having lived here I finally made a visit and not sure why I waited so long. It was absolutely...
  • Ronald Casey
    2 months ago
    I have been wanting to see New Newgrange for years! I finally made it, and it was everything, and...
  • Mark Ashinhust
    a month ago
    Great experience through the exhibition and visitation! Beautiful entrance community center and well...

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