Boyne Valley Drive Meath-Louth, Ireland | Newgrange | Hill of Tara | Oldbridge | Drogheda

Boyne Valley highlights: where the adventure begins!

The Boyne Valley, Birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East, is a place steeped in history. Combined with its lush green landscape and magnificent waterways, fantastic food and drink, outdoor adventures and cultural gems, this wealth of heritage makes it a really special destination. Encompassing Co Meath and south Co Louth, the Boyne Valley is  a unique holiday destination with an abundance of things to do and lots of fun family activities for the best holiday you could imagine. 

Discover tombs older than the pyramids at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne. Find the birthplace of Samhain on the Hill of Ward (Tlachtga). Be moved at monasteries such as Kells or Mellifont Abbey, explore a medieval armoury at Trim Visitor Centre, brave a battleground at the famous Battle of the Boyne Site or test your own courage on the legendary Cú Chulainn rollercoaster at Tayto Park. Walk the Boyne Valley Camino. Cycle the Royal Canal Greenway. Try some fishing in the Boyne or Blackwater. Breathe in the fresh air atop the Hill of Tara. Take the plunge at Clogherhead or Bettystown beach. Savour a sunset at the prehistoric cairns of Loughcrew. The possibilities are endless.

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Where is the Boyne Valley

The Boyne Valley is located in the North East of Ireland just 20 minutes north of Dublin International airport or 1 and a half hours south of Belfast International airport.  It extends across all of Co Meath and the southern region of Co Louth and  is situated at the hub of four major motorways- the M1, M2, M3 and M4. The area is also convenient to ferry ports in Dublin and Belfast and has regular train services between both of these cities. With many well-serviced bus routes from Dublin, planning your visit to the Boyne Valley means that you have flexibility and freedom to just go with the flow. Heritage sites are dotted across the landscape, often close to the rivers Boyne and Blackwater.