The Perfect Summer Getaway to Co. Meath
Where better to escape to this Summer than County Meath? This historic county in Ireland's east contains some of the country's most stunning historic sites, gorgeous landscapes, and charming towns. And when it comes to accommodations, Knightsbrook Hotel is unrivalled.
Meath boasts countless attractions and in this blog, we will explore some of the reasons you and your family should make this your holiday destination.
What is County Meath Known for?
1. Home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Meath is the proud home to one of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ireland. Br na Bóinne is Ireland's richest archaeological environment, located within a bend in the Boyne River. Br na Bóinne is well-known for the magnificent prehistoric passage tombs of Knowth, Newgrange, and Dowth, which were built around 3200 BC. These ceremonial structures are among the most important Neolithic sites in the world, and they house Western Europe's largest collection of megalithic art.
2. Trim Castle
Trim Castle is Ireland's largest, best-preserved, and most spectacular Anglo-Norman castle. Trim was named after the Irish Baile tha Troim, which means "Town of the Ford of the Elder Trees," indicating that it was an important fording place on the Boyne River. Because of the importance of this crossing location, a chieftain's dn (fort) and an early monastery was built here by the fifth century.
3. The Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is the crown treasure of the Boyne Valley landscape. It gained popularity as the reputed inauguration location of the ancient High Kings of Ireland after being used as a place of burial and assembly for more than 5000 years. From its rolling hills, one can cast their gaze all the way to the Boyne Valley's other magnificent landmarks, such as Loughcrew Cairns, the Hill of Slane, Trim Castle, and beyond.
4. Emerald Park
Formerly known as Tato Park, Ireland’s only theme park is sure to provide endless hours of fun for the family. Prepare to create memories that will last a lifetime with thrilling rides, a breathtaking zoo, and spectacular events.
A Family Destination
Meath isn’t only about ancient history and architecture, there are plenty of activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Let the kids enjoy the Fairy Trail at Loughcrew Gardens or get up close and personal with the animals at Causey Farm. If that’s not what you are looking for and want to be more adventurous and outdoorsy, one can never go wrong with a beautiful hike in the Boyne Valley or a bike ride along the Royal Canal.
Something exciting for the parents never goes amiss, the area is well-known for producing high-quality meat, lamb, and dairy products. Dine with us at our Rococo Restaurant and tantalise your tastebuds with our perfectly curated dishes. And if you're a fan of craft beer or whiskey, be sure to check out the Boyne Brewhouse or the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience.
Why Knightsbrook Should Be Your Home Base When Exploring Meath
The Knightsbrook Hotel is ideally positioned near several of the county's main attractions. But it's also a warm and luxurious retreat where you can unwind and recharge after a day of exploring. From a spa treatment to a beverage in the hotel bar, you'll feel pampered and well-cared for at Knightsbrook.
If you’re looking to practise your swing while the family is out and about exploring, our Award Winning Golf Resort is ready to play home to your golf masterclass. Hit the greens on an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the late Christy O’Connor Jnr.
Book that Family Break
We know how stressful it is to compile the perfect family getaway, and that is why we have curated the perfect packages to meet any of your family’s needs. Visit our family packages page and see which of our great offers your family can take advantage of.
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