Getting to the Boyne Valley is very direct – the M1 from the Dublin Airport will take you to the heart of it in 30 minutes and from Belfast City in just over one hour – once you arrive you can take things at your own pace, by exploring the back roads of this historic valley – discover for yourself its quaint villages and cosy pubs and mingle with the locals who are only too willing to share their stories.
The following itineraries are just a suggestion of how you may wish to spend your time. It is important that you tailor your trip to best suit you, your family’s or group’s needs. There are plenty of other activities available that are not listed here. Similarly there’s a whole host of festivals going on in the Boyne Valley throughout the year so why not take advantage and plan your big adventure around the festival(s) of your choice. For more information on accommodation, restaurants and pubs available in the region click here and www.drogheda.ie.
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The Boyne Valley, birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East, is home to some of the most famous items of Irish heritage. This is certainly true of the town of Kells with its monastic sites and connections to the world-famous Book of Kells. For those of you that have not yet visited or even for those of you who may not yet have explored the fantastic monuments, walks and activities on your own doorstep, Kells is certainly well-worth a visit.
The beautiful, heritage town of Trim with its picturesque setting on the River Boyne is centred around the impressive site of the medieval Trim Castle, the largest Anglo- Norman castle in Ireland. With beautiful walks and so much green space to enjoy, you won’t be disappointed.
Drogheda, Gateway to the Boyne Valley, is one of the oldest towns in Ireland and evidence of its heritage can be found at every turn, as well as a buzzing modern arts scene in its many venues and galleries.
Stepping outside the town centre, there are gardens, beaches, and a range of attractions to suit all ages and interests. Situated only 45 minutes from Dublin city centre, it is an ideal starting point for your Boyne Valley adventure.
The village of Dunboyne is located in the South East corner of Co Meath, close to the Dublin and Kildare borders. The bustling heart of the village is a lively place with fabulous boutiques and other retailers in abundance. The southern part of the Boyne Valley offers a wealth and things to see and do, including gentle strolls along the Royal Canal Greenway as well as adrenaline thrills at Tayto Park