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Visit the Boyne Valley & make a day of it
The Hill of Tara is in the famous Boyne Valley, deep in the heart of historic county Meath. Make it a day-trip, there’s so much to see, including Slane Castle and the Neolithic passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. The old Norman village of Skreen is just 3 km from the Hill of Tara. Other monuments nearby include the atmospheric Rath Maeve and Ringlestown Fort. Further afield are the ruins at Kells, where the Book of Kells was written, and the passage graves at Loughcrew.
Visiting the Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is a big, open area, and there is no admission charge. We recommend: comfortable shoes and warm clothing, as you will be crossing rough ground and the hill is windy and can be cool even in summer; binoculars and a camera can be useful if you have them. There is car parking, a great coffee and gift shop, and toilets. The Hill of Tara visitor centre is usually open June-August. // How to get to the Hill of Tara // Accommodation at Tara and other things to do // The Hill of Tara on Facebook.
There is limited access to the hill for people with impaired mobility — but with our audio guide, you can sit and enjoy a tour over coffee in the gift shop, or even from the comfort of your own armchair.