Hotels Near Newgrange
There are so many attractions and things to do when you explore Ireland’s Ancient East. One of the major attractions is Newgrange which is famous for the phenomenon which takes place inside Newgrange on the morning of the Winter Solstice. Newgrange is a popular attraction every year on the day of the Winter Solstice which falls on December 21st. If you are looking for accommodation or a hotel near Newgrange for the Winter Solstice or any time of the year then Treacys Hotel Monaghan would be a great choice. Treacys Hotel Monaghan is a great choice for accommodation near Newgrange. Our hotel boasts 42 luxurious and newly renovated bedrooms including standard rooms, family rooms and 2 Bridal Suites. Treacys Hotel Monaghan is also home to one of the finest restaurants in Monaghan, The Torc. The Torc is a Monaghan restaurant that offers the perfect blend of superb, yet traditional cuisine which will appeal to all. Book direct on our official site for the best rates and offers available.
Newgrange is a 45 minute drive from Treacys Hotel Monaghan and is located on the north side of the River Boyne. Visitors must go to Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre and then cross the river by pedestrian bridge and take a shuttle bus to Newgrange. There is no direct public access to Newgrange by road except for mornings around the Winter Solstice.
Newgrange is a pre-historic monument in County Meath which was built in the Neolithic period making it older than Stonehenge or the Egyptian Pyramids. The historic site of Newgrange consists of a large circular mound with an inner stone passageway and chambers. The mound has a retaining wall at the front, made mostly of white quartz cobblestones, and it is ringed by engraved kerbstones. Many of the larger stones of Newgrange are covered in megalithic art. The mound is also ringed by a stone circle. Some of the materials that make up the monument came from as far away as the Mournes and Wicklow Mountains. There is no general agreement about what the site was used for but it is believed that it had religious significance. The entrance at Newgrange is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice when sunlight shines through a 'roofbox' and floods the inner chamber.
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