Of Hills, Tombs & Castles

Escape with us into the remarkable history of the Boyne Valley and lose yourself in the stories that span several thousand years!

Collection is from your accommodation and we will visit the following sites:

Hill of Tara

Bective Abbey

Trim Castle

Newtown Abbey

The Hill of Tara is best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland over thousands of years and has been an important site since the discovery of a late Stone Age passage tomb.

Bective Abbey, a Cirstercian abbey, was founded in 1147, though much of the remaining ruins date from the 15th century, and overlooks the Boyne River. Hugh de Lacy, who built Trim Castle, was buried there before being moved to Dublin.

Due to its castle-like qualities, the site was also chosen as a location for the 1995 film 'Braveheart'.

Trim Castle is Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle, and constructed over a 30 year period, starting in circa 1176 AD, by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the home of the Lordship of Meath. The castle was used as one of the film locations for “Braveheart”, starring Mel Gibson.

Newtown Abbey lies on the banks of the Boyne close by Trim Castle. It once was the largest Abbey of its kind in Ireland. It is still used as a graveyard for the town.

Notes: As we will be walking over uneven terrain, please wear comfortable footwear with a good grip.

1 to 2 people €320.00.
1 to 4 people €350.00.
1 to 10 people €400.00.
7 to 14 people €480.00.

The costs do not include refreshments, but we will make stops at eateries that serve locally sourced foods.

The costs do not include entry fees. On this day tour you will need to pay entry fees into Trim Castle & Newgrange - prices can be found here.

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