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Hill of Slane

Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 4230
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After visiting new grange we stopped here . The view is amazing you can see new grange on the hill... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynne H
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Salzburg, Austria
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Cold wet day when we visited. Short walk from road and very exposed over last few 100 yards... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
734runnerbrady
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Drogheda, Ireland
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“st patrick” (14 reviews)
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Slane, Ireland
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+353 41 982 4230
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"bell tower"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After visiting new grange we stopped here . The view is amazing you can see new grange on the hill. The cemetery and old abbey is spiritual and a great place to sit and rest. There is parking available . The small hike up is...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Cold wet day when we visited. Short walk from road and very exposed over last few 100 yards. Building at summit interesting and nice views even on wet day . Good for a sunny day visit .

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Recommend to anyone. This is important and holy ground. Yes, you can enjoy the view, too, but I venture there is something deeper going on here. We visited here as part of a 14 person tour group run by Day Tours Unplugged based in Dublin....More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Hill of Slane A well-preserved tower is to be found among the ruins of a Franciscan Monastery, dating from 1512, itself built on site of a monastery founded by St. Erc, a follower of St. Patrick.

1  Thank Trevor C
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Here are the Google Map co-ordinates for the car-park. 53.717577, -6.54020 Well worth visiting. Buildings are fun to explore and you can make your way up some of the old staircases. Free parking. There is no direct path up to the site - so make...More

2  Thank TheExplorerToday
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I spent a pastoral hour there walking, sitting and appreciating the pastoral setting. It's truly lovely and was convenient to my accommodation (also lovely: The College Hill House, Slane), a short, 5 minutes drive. I definitely need to spend more time in Slane in the...More

2  Thank Mick K
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

A fantastic spot to add to any history lovers Boyne Valley trip. We went as the sun was setting on a Saturday night and we weren't the only ones. Careful of the ground as it was very wet and a bit slippery in spots, but...More

1  Thank Erica P
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the Hill of Slane today. It is fabulous. But the car park is targeted by thieves. We left our car for about 30 minutes while we visited the site (which was excellent) and returned to find the window of our car smashed and...More

2  Thank Simon G
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely architecture great views , currently under renovation so maybe later next year visitors Will Get a better experience

1  Thank james h
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Southing environment with a 360° view over the valleys. We were lucky enough to witness the sunset throwing a golden glow over the site. But even before that there was an amazing atmosphere of peace.

1  Thank Nilmiserans
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GrumpyFleming
27 April 2018|
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Response from Trevor C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know. Ask Collette at the Slane Tourist Info Office WorldWideWeb visitslane (.)ie/ +353 41 982 4000
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Kimberly W
9 April 2017|
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Response from Mark_A_Tennant | Reviewed this property |
You could walk from the car park up the hill and back again in an hour but to see all the 'sights' you should allow another hour to do it justice.
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BarryStraughan
7 March 2016|
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Response from Brendan M | Reviewed this property |
It's free (as is Tara). From Tara to Slane is about 20mins. Tullynallen is quite a bit further away and the route is along narrow roads. So the route is: Tullynallen ->90 mins-> Tara -> 20mins -> Slane
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