For guests at the Newgrange Hotel seeking to explore the area, there is a huge selection of things to do in Meath, from historical sites to world-class golf courses - with something to suit every taste. Visitors to Meath can explore sites of world importance, such as the megalithic tombs of Knowth, Dowth and Newgrange, which together make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bru na Boinne. Then there is also the splendid Norman Castle at Trim, the fabled Hill of Tara and the holy Hill of Slane - each offering its own attraction. With so many things to do in Meath and surrounds, it may seem like you will never be able to fit it all into one day, but don't worry - you can save it for the next time. All these sites and activities are on the doorstep of Newgrange Hotel, and transport can be arranged for guests wanting to explore the area.

Key things to do in Navan and surrounds include the following world-class attractions:

Historical Sites

Important historical sites to explore include the Battle of the Boyne site, which is an important battleground site of great historical significance, even in today's modern Ireland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange and Knowth at Donore help us understand how far advanced our civilisation was 5000 years ago with this testament to their knowledge of the alignment of the heavens and its significance to their everyday lives. Also worth a visit is the Seat of the Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara, which is the most important centre of political and religious power in Pre-Christian Ireland as well as Trim Castle, which was one of the major locations for the film 'Braveheart'.

Private guided tours of the Boyne Valley with Pick up and return to your hotel. Take our suggested tour visiting Newgrange, Monasterboice, Hill of Tara, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle or we can design a bespoke tour for you. . Visit us on Boyne Valley Tours



The Meath region offers a haven for golfers, with breathtaking views and scenery creating the perfect backdrop. Outstanding championship golf courses offer a host of hidden gems to challenge every player. Meath has a number of golf courses including our sister hotel, The Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort.

Knightsbrook Golf Course
Navan Golf Club
Rathcore Golf Club
Meath Golf Club
Royal Tara
Louth Golf Club
Horse Racing

Horse racing meetings are one of the most thrilling things to do in Navan. Enjoy horse racing right on the doorstep with Fairyhouse Racecourse, Navan Racecourse and Ireland's first all weather race track at Dundalk. Every year during September, Meath also has a unique horse race on the beach at Laytown.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is both relaxing and fun for the whole family. Kelly's Equestrian Centre and the Royal Meath Equestrian Centre will allow you to roam through the beautiful countryside or even take lessons on how to become a better rider.


Meath offers year-round events festivals; concerts and outdoor groups and events, with something for everyone. Trim offers a unique taste of fierce Vikings, fleeing monks and fighting lords.

For more ideas on things to do in Meath visit, or let the Newgrange Hotel help you plan your activities during your stay.

Cliffs of Moher - Ireland top tourist attraction.


When visiting the Newgrange Hotel along with your family, we offer a range of things to do. Click here for our family packages. 

Discover Boyne Valley' Brochure 2020 (download for more information).