Bru na Boinne: Where history comes alive!Posted by admin on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog, Day Trips, Schools, Tours | Comments Off on Bru na Boinne: Where history comes alive!
Bru na Boinne (known to many as Newgrange) is located in County Meath and it is a firm favourite with school groups, tourists and history buffs. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, Bru na Boinne is older than the Pyramids in Egypt and contains chambers, tombs, henges, standing stones and many more prehistoric areas. The huge site is a popular place for school trips, people who are interested in history and art and visitors who want to immerse themselves in this wonderful area.
There is a visitor’s centre at Bru na Boinne and this contains a restaurant and exhibits that are very interesting. In fact this will probably be the first area you spend time in as it gives you a fantastic overview of the site and what to expect while you are there. Much of what is known as Boyne Culture comes from this part of Ireland and anyone who is interested in Celtic art will find plenty to take in during their trip.
If you want to visit the parts of the site that are in Knowth and Newgrange you will need to go on one of the guided tours that are available. There is no access to either of these sites at any other time, so to make sure that you don’t miss out book yourself and your group on a tour. Be warned that during the summer months it can get very busy; however, if you travel by coach you will be able to book in advance and avoid the queues.
If you wish to be taken back in time to ancient Ireland, Bru na Boinne is an experience that is not to be missed! Contact Anchor Tours to book your coach now!