Newgrange is sited on the summit of a low hill commanding glorious views of the Boyne Valley. The spectacular passage graves at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are among the finest surviving examples of this type of monument in Europe. Built between 3,500 - 2,700 BC they belong to an era when stone was the only material used for tools and weapons. The labour must have been intensely arduous. It has been estimated that it would take eighty men four days to drag a four ton stone three kilometres from the nearby quarry.
Newgrange is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland. Access to Newgrange is through Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre situated south of the River Boyne.