Where to go for the inside scoop on the Boyne Valley

Where to go for the inside scoop on the Boyne Valley

Date: 14/07/2021

The Boyne Valley is open and welcoming visitors back to the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Over the past 16 months we have been consuming information online about the best places to visit in Ireland. Our smartphones are in overdrive trying to figure out where the best places to eat are. Where should you go for a scenic hike? What is the one unmissable experience that you should have on your bucket list in the Boyne Valley? Our brand-new website is the best place to visit online for all the information you need- but we have a secret weapon too- our tourist information centres and the people who work there. 

Scrolling through pages and pages online to find information will never be the same as talking to a local. Our Boyne Valley experts will give you the inside scoop on the best places to visit, eat, drink and everything in between. Read on for the location of each one in the Boyne Valley.

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
 Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre

As well as being a World Heritage site, Brú na Bóinne is also a great place to gather information on other places of interest in the Boyne Valley. After your tour of Newgrange and Knowth (outside access only at the moment) chat with the staff in the visitor centre for the best places to visit in the local area. Remember do not go to the monuments when you arrive- access to the monuments is through the visitor centre only.

The Tholsel- Drogheda Tourist Office
As well as being a great source of visitor information in the town of Drogheda, the Tholsel is a building of historic importance too. The Tholsel was erected in 1770 and was the centre of municipal authority for over 130 years. Before the advent of radio, television, phones and mobile devices, Drogheda's clocks and watches were set by its dependable old timepiece. Today it houses a magnificent state of the art touch screen display to introduce both locals and visitors alike to the joys of exploring Drogheda and the Boyne Valley. Staff here are more than happy to tell you all about the bustling town of Drogheda as well as advise you on the best places to visit.

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

Kells Courthouse

The heritage town of Kells is a perfect starting point for your trip to the Boyne Valley. This town is steeped in history and is currently celebrating the 1500th year’s anniversary of the birth of one of Ireland’s patron saints, Colmcille. Read more about the amazing Colmcille 1500 Kells illuminations here. Kells Courthouse now holds the town's Tourism and Cultural Hub. This historic building contains interactive multimedia touch screens, with video, to engage and inspire visitors to explore Kells and the surrounding Boyne Valley. Have a chat with Libby on the history of the area or find out about more exciting places to visit in the Boyne Valley for all age groups.

Oldcastle Kraft Kaffee and Tourist Point
Situated in the foothills of Sliabh na Caillaigh in northwest County Meath, Oldcastle is a pretty little town with lots of history. The Kraft Kaffee is the best place to head to first to gather all the information you need on the surrounding area. As well as being a great point of information, the good folk at Kraft Kaffee also sells organic coffees, homemade snacks, and a wide range of fabrics and haberdashery. All crafts are Irish made and they sell a selection of vintage clothing and jewellery.

Slane Hub and Tourism Centre


The beautiful village of Slane in County Meath offers so much to any visitor to the Boyne Valley. History, activity, walks, a whiskey distillery and even rock concerts! Slane Hub and tourism centre is situated right in the middle of the village and is open 7 days a week. It provides visitors with a wide range of information on local and national places of interest, activities and amenities. Pop in for a chat to get inside information and stories on the local area and much more!

The Solstice Arts Centre and Tourism Information point
Situated in the County Town of Meath, the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan is a must visit when exploring the Boyne Valley. The Solstice Arts Centre is a thriving regional arts centre of excellence. They connect artists and their work to local, national, and international audiences. They also have a lovely café that is now open for outside dining. Call in and talk to the local experts on the best place to visit in Navan and the surrounding areas.

Trim Visitor Centre

Trim Visitor Centre

Situated in the historic old town hall building, and only a few steps from Trim Castle, Trim Visitor centre is known as a destination in itself in the Boyne Valley. Here you will find a medieval armoury as well as a beautiful display of model buildings and a gift shop. Rosaleen is on hand in the visitor centre to tell you all about the amazing activities, walks, places to eat and stay in Trim. 

The next time you are visiting the Boyne Valley in Ireland’s Ancient East make sure to drop into one of our visitor centres for the best stories, local information and must-see destinations in the region. We cannot wait to welcome you.

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