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Where to stay to visit Newgrange?

I am looking for advice on the best location in which to stay to visit Newgrange. Trim? Kells? Elsewhere?
We will be arriving in the evening (driving in from Birr) and plan to be at the Newgrange Visitors Center when it opens the next morning. I'd like to stay somewhere where we don't have more than a 30ish minute drive to get from bed to Visitors Center.

Trim seems like a very nice place, but what would the drive be like in the morning? I can only get so much of an idea from Michelin and maps.
Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Why not stay across the street from the center and walk to the Visitor's Center after breakfast? The Newgrange Lodge is just around 900 feet away and is located on Staleen Road, Newgrange, Donore, Ireland. Rooms are cheap and it's a comfy, cozy quiet place. Here is their website- You'll be staying right in Newgrange.

Posted by
16847 posts

Google Maps calls it a 35-40 minute drive from Trim to Newgrange.

Google Maps can also help you locate closer accommodations, if you wish. I was thrown off by high prices on the "special offers" page of Newgrange Lodge, but regular nights should be more reasonably priced when you do get a price quote.

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We also stayed at Newgrange Lodge and found it comfortable, quiet and well priced. It is not fancy but clean with good beds and a very nice staff. Breakfast (a buffet) is included and it is just a short walk to NVC. I think we paid about 60 euros and our room was actually a triple on the lower level--great for pulling our luggage in--no stairs to deal with.

Posted by
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Drogheda might be the nearest town of any size, it would only be about 15 mins to the Bru na Boinne visitor centre.

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I would stay in Slane. It's a beautiful little village very close to Newgrange. Trim and Kells are a pain to get to and from, when coming from Newgrange. Plus staying in Slane, you have Slane Hill, you also a quick drive to Old Melifont Abbey and Monasterboise.