The clocks have gone back, the evenings are colder, and we all need a break-away before the Christmas madness begins. Winter is a great time to visit the Boyne Valley. The area is easily accessible from the M3 AND M4 motorways, most of our paths and trails are suitable for walking even in bad weather and there is a fantastic choice of accommodation providers, restaurants, bars, and activities to choose from. Here are our top things to do for your winter adventure in the Boyne Valley.
Stay with one of our luxurious accommodation providers
The Boyne Valley is the perfect destination for a hotel break away with family, friends or a loved one. This winter, you can avail of the Boyne Valley Escape package from over 10 of our hotels in the region. This package includes overnight accommodation, a complimentary drink, a three-course evening meal and breakfast the next morning. Packages start from €165 per couple. You will find more information here.
You can also choose from out self-catering accommodation, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and more. You really are spoiled for choice in the Boyne Valley.
Get out and about on our Greenways, walks and trails
There is nothing more invigorating that a brisk walk on the beach in Bettystown, a stroll along the Royal Canal Greenway, an adventure on the Boyne Valley Camino or a day exploring our many parks and woodland walks. Wrap up warm, bring the camera and discover the beautiful scenery this landscape has to offer. Remember to plan your route and bring suitable footwear for the terrain. You will deserve something warm and delicious at the end!
Savour our gastronomical delights
After your walk, look forward to some of the beautiful home-made dishes on offer in our gastro bars and restaurants. From Oldcastle to Drogheda you will find quaint cafés, cosy gastro bars, fine dining restaurants and everything in between. Why not prolong your food and drink experience and visit one of our distilleries for a tour and a tasting?
Take a trip to the Races
Did you know that there are 4 racecourses in Meath? And a point- to- point and Country Fair every year at Dowth. The Fairyhouse Winter Festival is on the 27th and 28th of November. This year Navan Racecourse is celebrating its 100th birthday. Its upcoming race meetings include the Fortria Chase Raceday, Troytown Chase day, their Christmas Party Raceday and Sponsors' Raceday. Its always a good day out at the races- even in winter!
Discover our Heritage sites
There is history around every corner in the Boyne Valley. Visit the majestic Anglo-Norman castle at Trim or the 5,000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne. Roam through the monastic site at Kells in the footsteps of St Colmcille or visit Drogheda, Gateway to the Boyne Valley, with its distinctive Barbican gate and Martello Tower. Marvel at the high crosses in Monasterboice or take in the view from the Hill of Slane where St Patrick lit the pascal fire to introduce Christianity to Ireland. With lots to explore you will learn so much of Ireland’s unique history here in the Boyne Valley this winter.
Visit the Boyne Valley this winter and discover your perfect getaway destination. Bring the kids, leave them at home or come on your own!! You won’t be disappointed!
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