Add dates

Hill of Tara

  • Day trips
  • Private tours
2 activities found
Sort by:

Hill of Tara: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Dublin: Celtic Boyne Valley Tour

1. From Dublin: Celtic Boyne Valley Tour

This Celtic tour along Ireland’s Ancient East brings you to the historically significant Boyne valley situated in County Meath (the Royal County) from where the ancient High Kings of Ireland ruled. Join this tour for a day of time travel, visiting the Neolithic tombs of Loughcrew, the predominantly Iron Age Hill of Tara, the 7th Century Christian monastery of Fore Abbey, the Hill Of Uishneach (the spiritual center of Ireland), and the Anglo-Norman Trim castle.  The ‘Hill of Uisneach’ is arguably one of Ireland's most important ancient sites. It is the point at which the five provinces of Ireland met and where their Kings would celebrate the ‘festival of the fires’. Visitors can also view the site where St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Later, the monastery was set on fire 12 times. Among the remains on site, visitors can see St Fechin’s church, built about 900 AD. Next head to Loughcrew, the site of multiple passage tombs from the Neolithic age that are 5000 years old. Get up close and personal to pre-history in these cairns with its still-intact rock art, lavishly decorating the inside walls (built more than 500 years before the first pyramids). You then travel to Trim castle, the best preserved, most impressive example of Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland. It offers a spectacular insight into the lives and traditions of the people from the middle ages. The visit The Hill of Tara, which is best known for having been the royal residence of the ancient High Kings that ruled Ireland in Celtic times and beyond. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s landscape can be seen from this hill. Take in this spectacular vista before heading back to the capital.

Dublin: Private Boyne Valley and Trim Castle Day Tour

2. Dublin: Private Boyne Valley and Trim Castle Day Tour

Leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin city and visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of the Boyne Valley home to Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth and Loughcrew Neolithic tombs. At Newgrange, explore the passage and chamber, which illuminates the innermost chamber revealing ancient artwork. Walk around the one-acre site containing the tomb, and see the 5000-year old roof, still intact and waterproof.  After lunch in Slane, continue further into the Boyne Valley to the Hill of Tara, the seat of Celtic Kings of Ireland including Brian Boru. Move on to Trim Castle, the largest Norman castle in Ireland. Explore the inside, and head up the spiral staircases to the dining halls and sleeping chambers of the De Lacy stronghold. Finish up the day with afternoon tea in the luxury Dunboyne Castle en-route back to Dublin.  Remember that this private tour is completely customizable to your requirements, and this is a suggested itinerary.

Other Sightseeing Options in Hill of Tara

Want to discover all there is to do in Hill of Tara? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Hill of Tara

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 837 reviews

I really enjoy this trip, it's amazing because you spent the time outdoors discovering the hidden jewels of Ancient Irish history, also you visit charming villages and the castle where the Brave-Heart was filmed! I simply recommend it!!!

Very nice tour, with reasonable amount of stops. The newly added blacksmith demonstration was exceptionally enjoyable :) Our guide was very pleasant and his lectures were interesting and amusing :)

If one wants to have a relaxing tour that provides deep understanding of the Irish history and rural Ireland, this is a great tour! Our guide Edel was great and approachable.

It was such an amazing tour and the tour guide was so insightful - I had such a great time and for such a great price ! I would go again in a heartbeat !

The tour guide was knowledgeable and shared much information.