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Easy walk, great ruins - I'll have to go back to get the full view from the hill!

Slane Hill is a worthwhile stop if you are passing through Slane. There is a slight incline up the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Dublin, Ireland
A great view over Meath

An old abbey and graveyard at the top of the hill, there are a great view Slane and Meath to the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Slane Hill is a worthwhile stop if you are passing through Slane. There is a slight incline up the hill, where majestic ruins sit aloft next to a graveyard with old and new graves - mainly old ones. The ruins ought to be carefully approached;...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

An old abbey and graveyard at the top of the hill, there are a great view Slane and Meath to the east. At the end of a cold day, the setting sun gave great light on the tower for some great photos.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Its worth the trip up the hill to visit these ruins. And Slane is a wonderful little village to make your home base for just this reason. Don't forget to visit Boye's Pub downtown for a pint after a day of sightseeing.

Thank lindawojcik
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning views of green lush countryside. Fresh air...stiff breeze. Precarious climb of a ruin ...worth the effort. Interesting historical reference.

Thank Gay B
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery well worth a trip and costs nothing great adventure for children and adults regardless of the weather

Thank budaone
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Came to visit husband and family graves in the cemetery at the bottom of the hill, then went up the the hill to visit in-laws grave. There is no path up to the cemetery and ruins so not so easy for people with mobility problems,...More

Thank Shelyn2014
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Well marked and great views from the hill. The ruins are very interesting and well worth a visit. Maybe they could build a gravel walkway to the top from the car park. So much history here, ancient and modern.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is the hill on which St Patrick lit the Pascal Fire in 433AD, so the historians tell us. You can just drive past and give a moment to all those gone before us who did exactly the same thing. What a wonderful history Ireland...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here this week with family. Beautiful day with beautiful views.. no tour on but the kids really loved running about & exploring the ruins.. easy parking altho warnings in car park for drivers to be vigilant as cars have been damaged. Easy ramble up...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Most reviews talk about the ruins of a church and abbey, but it is actually a church and a college. There are some features here that you will not notice if you don't know what to look for. And that is where the Hill of...More

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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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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.
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