GREAT REASONS TO VISIT THE BOYNE VALLEY REGION

1. Brú na Bóinne and Newgrange

Dominated by three large passage tombs, Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These tombs are around 5,000 years old, making them older than the pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge in the UK.

(Only 15 mins from The d Hotel) Click here for more info.

2.Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, Oldbridge House

Brush up on your history at the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre in the elegant 18th century Oldbridge House. And if you visit during the summer, don’t miss the live demonstrations of cavalry manoeuvers with players in full period dress.

(Only 15 mins from The d Hotel) Click here for more info.

3.Beaulieu House and Gardens

A stately home with a difference, Beaulieu House has been occupied by the same family since the 1600s. A stunning setting on the banks of the River Boyne and historic walled gardens make this a very special place to visit.

(Only 10 mins from The d Hotel) Click here for more info.

4.Slane Distillery and Slane Castle

Take a guided tour of both Slane Distillery and Slane Castle. At the working distillery, you can see and learn how they make their famous Irish whiskey. At Slane Castle, home to the Conyngham family since 1703, you can take in the 18th Century interiors and learn about its colourful heritage and history, including the legendary Slane Rock Concerts.

(Only 22 mins from The d Hotel) Click here for more info. 

5. Boyne Boats

Experience the Boyne Valley like never before in Ireland’s answer to Game of Thrones – the Battle of the Boyne! Take a trip back in time and learn how the Battle of the Boyne shaped Ireland’s future.

(Only 12 mins from The d Hotel) Click here for more info.

6. Listoke Distillery and Gin School

Listoke Distillery and Gin School is a premium, interactive, educational gin experience. Visitors to Ireland’s first and only Gin School are greeted in the school room with a warm welcome and provided with a comprehensive introduction and explanation of the history of distilling and brewing in Listoke and the proprietor’s ancestry.

(Only 18 mins from The d Hotel) Click here for more info.

7.Monasterboice Celtic Crosses

Round Tower and the early Christian monastic site founded by St Bulite in the 6th Century. Possibly the most outstanding example of richly decorated high corss remaining today. (15 mins from the d Hotel) Click here for more info