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Newgrange Lodge Campsite

6.2
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General

  • Set on seven acres overlooking the ancient site of Newgrange
  • Handy base for gigs at Slane Castle
  • Picnic area, barbecue and communal lodge with kitchen and free wifi

Some not-in-the-know folks claim that having a pint of Guinness and going to a céilidh are the main must-do Irish things. But they’d be only two-thirds right.

A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange at Slane is also very much in order, being as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country (it’s been called ‘Ireland’s national monument’) and is a rocking four hundred years older than Stonehenge and the pyramids. The Guinness and the céilidh, natch, can come along too.

Like Stonehenge, the jury’s mostly out on what the purpose of Newgrange was: ponder the point of it all back at base with a hospitable Irish welcome at Newgrange Lodge Campsite, set on seven acres overlooking Newgrange and its sister site Knowth. There are somewhat spectacular views of the Boyne Valley and the River Boyne from here too, and handy berths for concert-goers staggering back from Slane Castle.

Guests at Newgrange Lodge can use toilets and showers in the site’s main lodge where there’s also a self-catering kitchen and free wifi. Also on site for guests' use are a picnic area, outside decking area and barbecue facility on site.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No pets allowed.


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6.2

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50% would recommend this site to a friend.

50% would stay here again.

 

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Basic pitch, wasn't busy, good location. 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland Elizabeth S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location to New Grange
    Friendly staff
    Could use hostel facilities

    Disliked: 

    We were there 3 days/ 2 nights, the toilets/ showers for the camp/ mobile site were not cleaned In that time. We used hostel ones instead. Twice I was In Toilets when a member of staff, (wearing an apron so I am presuming kitchen or housekeeper) left toilet without washing her hands! Yeuck

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Lovely staff and facilities 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland Paula H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly nice and helpful staff.
    Would definitely go back for another visit

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Probably would not stay again 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brendan S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    camp site was empty except for one other tent.

    Disliked: 

    Most of the site is on a slope. facilities are poor. No loo paper in toilets. If it were busy it would have been chaos.

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great place, great location if want to visit all the ... 06/06/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland Richard M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    great place, great location if want to visit all the historical monuments. should provide bins to dispose the kitchen stuff if cooking in the camper. would be great if there was a little shop, or the lodge could provide basic things like milk, bread, sugar, coffee like all the campsites in france and other places provide. The boot camp on the site is great for the kids, they really enjoyed it. The showers were very good and clean. the place is well maintained and clean.

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Brilliant site :) 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland niamh_c273979 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a great weekend, we were attending the slane concert. Very hot showers with clean towels. Amenities were spotless. The caretaker on site was so helpful down to making a fresh cup of coffee which was needed after our first night there ha ha. Area was soo nice & peaceful. We are even thinking about having our wedding there. Thanks again

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shocking 23/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martin_s162600 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    very little

    Disliked: 

    pitch was a car park with a container for facilities. we moved on without using it. photos on website are miseading.

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Good location but bathroom facilities need attanetion. 18/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stewart_b282316 Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It has an excellent location to the sites that we wished to see such as Newgrange and Tayto park etc.

    The site is fine for an overnight or short stay to visit the local sites.

    Disliked: 

    The bathroom facilities were in a very sorry state. They were dirty and looked as though they hadn't been cleaned in a while. The showers in particular were grubby and covered in dead insects. There were dirty towels on the floor for the whole duration of our stay (3 nights).

    The picture on your website is also deceptive, as the pitches are all in the actual carpark of the lodge, not in the green area where the camper is shown in the picture. There was no way to get a camper to this area and even if you could, there is no electric hook-up in this part.

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loved the place staff were brilliant toilets spotless.will def be back 06/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geraldine M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved everything about this place, we were even invited to a private party by the very friendly staff. a wee bit hard to find, but hey we're in Ireland nowhere is easy to find, thats part of the fun. will def be back to this beautiful lodge.

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Electric hook-up 'pitches' were in the car park vclose to the building 05/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom SUSAN B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    100m walk to Newgrange visitor centre, brilliant location of SITE, but not PITCH!!!!!
    Showers were electric and therefore beautifully hot and not push-button or coin operated (but take your plastic flip-flops to swap in for your outdoor shoes whilst showering so you don't have to stand on the not so clean floors).

    Disliked: 

    TOTALLY UNSUITABLE as a campervan pitch. Electric hook-up 'pitches' were only available at the front of the car park for the lodge itself, less than 10 steps from the front door entrance. I felt a total spectacle as we cooked our evening meal gawped at by newly arriving residents, however friendly some of those people were individually. I felt like the poor-relation who couldn't afford a room. Further, we returned after a day out to find access to our corner 'pitch' (carefully marked as occupied) had been completely blocked and caused us to park quite literally at the front door, as directed by a member of staff, only to be asked by the manageress an hour later to move because we were so close to the door as to be a fire escape impediment. No chemical disposal point available, told to use the toilets. Fresh water was from an unmarked hosepipe in the corner of the carpark.
    Residents arriving and departing nosily, talking and driving around in this gravel carpark throughout the night, at 2pm and 4pm specifically.

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Adequate site. Very reasonable prices. Good facilities. 08/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sheila_s338070 Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place but difficult to find. . Enjoyed our stay. Friendly and helpful staff. would visit again

    Disliked: 

    Difficult to find. Lack of signposts and no sat nav directions

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

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Spectacular scenery

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Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Newgrange, Donore Slane, Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland, n/a
  • Timezone Europe/Dublin +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.6948°N 6.4429°W

Directions


The nearest town is Drogheda, a 10-minute drive to Newgrange Lodge. Trains travel regularly to Drogheda from Dublin and Belfast. There are buses from Drogheda directly to Newgrange daily.

Newgrange shuttle bus departs Dublin twice daily.

The Newgrange Lodge is approximately 30 minutes from Dublin Airport. Get on the M1 towards Belfast and take the second exit after Toll Bridge before Drogheda. The exit is signposted for Donore; follow the signs for Newgrange Visitor Centre. We are located on the left-hand side before the entrance to the Newgrange Visitor Centre.

Local attractions

Everything known and speculated about Newgrange can be found at the nearby Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre on the south of the Boyne at Donore village, where there are extensive displays and viewing areas and where you can pick up your ticket to see the stones (this is the only access point to Newgrange as all guided tours begin here).

Tickets to Newgrange include access to the other World Heritage Site stones nearby: the three hundred decorated stones of Knowth make up the biggest group of Megalithic art in western Europe, and the large mound surrounded by 115 stones at Dowth (like Newgrange, the main passageway here is illuminated by sun during the winter solstice).

Once you’ve rocked out the prehistoric sites, there’s a good choice of activities to pick from along the River Boyne and in the Boyne valley: fishing for salmon and trout, canoeing and kayaking, golf clubs galore and heritage trails.

The town of Kells, origin of the famous Book of Kells, is in the Boyne Valley (though you’ll need to go to Trinity College Dublin to see the original manuscript), and we’d also take ourselves on a trip to the ancient town of Trim with Trim Castle. The Hill of Tara, seat of the ancient Irish kings and the place Scarlett O’Hara’s pops grandiosely named his plantation after in Gone With the Wind, is another ancient and popular site.

Dublin, with its shops, Temple Bar area, Trinity College and restful St Stephen’s Green, is about 45 minutes’ drive away; day trippers can also catch the bus from the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre to the city of Drogheda.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Newgrange Lodge Campsite cancellation policy

No penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

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The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Additional terms

No pets allowed.

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