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Hill of Slane

Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 4230
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Hill of Slane A well-preserved tower is to be found among the ruins of a Franciscan Monastery... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Trevor C
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Bangor, United Kingdom
Visiting Slane? Worth making a visit

Here are the Google Map co-ordinates for the car-park. 53.717577, -6.54020 Well worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“st patrick” (14 reviews)
“car park” (14 reviews)
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Slane, Ireland
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+353 41 982 4230
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Trevor C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

1  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

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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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Good free tour from local volunteer guide, very informative. Lots of history, kids enjoyed milling around. Look out for the gargoyles. Site has links to st. Patrick and Francis ledwidge.

1  Thank Paul t
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

A visit to many "secondary" sites such as as the The Hill of Slane impacts varied people so differently. For thrill seekers (some of whom are ioften enough n a bit of denial about their essential values), a Hill of Slane is no big whoop,...More

1  Thank preglad
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had a very quick visit to these ruins and were pleased that we made the effort to visit. It is a short stroll up the hill from the free car park. The views are amazing.

1  Thank Rose M
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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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Gretchen47
16 March 2015|
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Response from Pat R | Reviewed this property |
There is a very regular bus service from Dublin to Slane. Once in the village of Slane it's about 1 1/2 mile walk to the top of the hill. I think you should hire a car and check out some of the other sites in the area eg Bru... More
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