Guided Day Tour of Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and Bective Abbey

Meath (county)

8 hours

Experience a unique journey through time from Ireland’s ancient kings to enchanting ruins.

Are you staying in Dublin and looking for an unforgettable day trip to some stunning locations outside the city, where you can experience authentic Ireland through a local’s eyes?

Let us be your guide and take the stress out of planning and navigating the difficult roads. We’ll handle the driving on the left hand side of the road, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and soak in the beautiful sights and compelling stories.

Let Ireland’s ancient heritage and untouched nature fill you with wonderful energy!


DAY 1 -

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Stop At: Hill of Tara, Tara, Navan Ireland

You’ll be guided around Tara, a sacred prehistoric burial site, and learn why it is a very important landscape in the psyche and imagination of the Irish people. You’ll see the oldest monument on the hill, the Mound of Hostages, that was built in the Neolithic period, and other large ritual monuments that were constructed in the Iron Age. You’ll learn all the stories about famous legendary prehistoric kings of Tara, as well as the way of life and rituals in prehistoric Celtic society, and the artefacts that were found on Tara’s over 100 archeological sites.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Trim Castle, Trim Ireland

You’ll see the largest, most dramatic and magnificent Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, will be able to admire it from its generous surrounding space and have an interesting one hour tour inside the castle. You’ll learn some fascinating facts about the Norman conquest of Ireland and about the castle’s powerful owners, as well as some other dramatic chapters of Irish history connected with the castle

We’ll have a walk around the town of Trim, which is listed as one of the top tourist attractions, has the oldest bridge in Ireland and important medieval buildings, as well as charming 18th and 19th century houses. We’ll stop by for lunch in one of its lovely cafes.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Bective Abbey, Navan Ireland

Bective Abbey is one of the most atmospheric places in the area and you need to go there with a guide! You’ll see so well-preserved ruins of once magnificent medieval monastery, learn some colourful episodes of its history, as well as the lives of monks of that time. The ruins of the abbey provide a maze of passageways with dead ends and interrupted staircases and arouses a sense of awe and mystery. Bective Abbey was also chosen to be a location of a few scenes in the iconic Mel Gibson’s movie Braveheart.

It is also a perfect place for a picnic and we’ll have teas/coffees and treats there!
Duration: 1 hour

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