Your Navan Bucket List this Summer

Your Navan Bucket List this Summer 2023!

Date: 19/07/2023

A trip to the Boyne Valley is filled with so much choice on where to go and what to do. To fit in all the attractions and must-see sites, you really need to plan a few trips. The County Town of Meath is Navan and this is the perfect base for a long weekend or mid-week break to the Boyne Valley. The town itself also boasts many attractions and activities, so you can park up the car and enjoy! Here is your Navan bucket list this summer! 

Boyne Ramparts Walk
Boyne Ramparts Walk
One of the most scenic walks in Ireland. The Boyne Ramparts walk takes you on a path along the River Boyne and Boyne Canal passing Babe’s Bridge, Rowleys Lock, Dunmoe Castle and more. Look out for the Kingfisher, Heron, and of course the many ducks along the way. Find out more here.

Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway
Nobber station at the Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway
Near completion, the Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway will be a continuous off-road path from Navan in County Meath to Kingscourt in County Cavan. You can now take advantage of the completed section from Navan to Wilkinstown. Bring your bike or your walking shoes and enjoy this 8km stretch through beautiful countryside. Find out more here.

The Bars and Restaurants
Dinner at Zuccinis restaurant
Navan is a foodie’s paradise with plenty of restaurants to delight your tastebuds. Enjoy a great lunch or dinner at The Central, try one of the famous pizzas at The Royal Meath or treat yourself to a night out at Zucchini’s Restaurant. You have lots of dining options at the Newgrange Hotel in the town where you can choose between The Bridge Restaurant or Rowleys Bar. The Ardboyne Hotel is also a great choice in the Kells Bar or Hugo’s Restaurant. Make the trip out of town to Bective Tea Rooms for breakfast or lunch! Find out more here.

The Zone Activity Centre
The Zone Navan
You will find activities galore at The Zone Activity Centre in Navan. Get your trills on their indoor Karting Track, enjoy a game of bowling or experience their VR activities. There is something here for the entire family. Find out more here.

The Solstice Arts Centre
The Solstice Arts Centre
There is never a shortage of events at the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan. From movie screenings, exhibitions, music events, studio space and café, you won’t be stuck for entertainment on your visit. Find out more here

Navan Adventure Centre
Navan Adventure Centre karting
A great day of fun awaits at Navan Adventure Centre. Try their footgolf, archery, go karts and more. The centre specialises in Family days out so be sure to book in advance this summer. Find out more here

Navan Racecourse
Navan Racecourse
Enjoy a day at the races on you trip to Navan. Race meetings are held once a month at the course and it has a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Set in 181 acres, the track is highly respected by Owners and Trainers who recognise that it's stiff uphill finish is a true test of their horse’s fitness and stamina. Find out more here.

Navan Points of Pride and Sculpture Trail
Navan Sculpture Trail
Take a self-guided walking trail around the town and discover the Navan Points of Pride and the Navan Sculpture trail on your trip. Navan points of pride walk showcases the best of Navan’s heritage, with reference to the town’s rich historical past and more recent developments. It is a celebration of the people, the architecture, and the culture of Navan. The trail is 4km’s long and takes approx. 2 hours. Find out more here.

Navan Sculpture trail features 15 public art installations by artists of international reputation. The walk can be done in conjunction with the points of pride trail. Find out more here.

The Accommodation
Newgrange Hotel front
You are in for a treat when choosing accommodation for your trip to Navan. The town offers 2 fantastic hotels with The Newgrange Hotel in the town centre and the Ardboyne Hotel on the Dublin road. Bellinter House Hotel is situated just 10km’s from the town centre. Other options include the Balreask Guest Accommodation outside Navan and the stunning Bective Stud Apartments on the Trim road. The Yellow House Bed and Breakfast is perfectly situated within walking distance of the town. Decoy Country Cottages offer a countryside retreat while only 11km’s from Navan. Find out more here.

An Gobha
Tom King An Gobha Blacksmith
Immerse yourself in the traditions and stories of years gone by with An Gobha, the Blacksmith of the Boyne Valley just outside Navan in Bohermeen. Tom takes on the character of An Gobha and creates a magical experience in his forge. Find out more here.

For a longer stay in the Boyne Valley, Navan is the perfect base to explore famous sites such as Brú na Boinne, Trim Castle, and so much more. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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