Escape for a mid-week break to the Boyne Valley

Escape for a mid-week break to the Boyne Valley

Date: 25/08/2021

School is back and the normal routine for parents of making lunches, dropping off the kids and homework begins. Now is the perfect time for parents, and everyone else to get away for a mid-week break without the kids! The weather is still on our side and, with amazing accommodation offerings, relaxing pubs and restaurants, beautiful scenic walks and heritage sites around every corner, the Boyne Valley is the perfect destination for a mid-week break.
There is so much to see and do in the birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East. Here is a list of our top places to stay and visit.


Bed and Breakfasts/Guesthouses


Small accommodation providers in the Boyne Valley provide the best in Irish Hospitality. Here you will find hosts that can tell you all about the best places to visit and even the hidden gems that you may not know about. Read all about our small accommodation providers here. 
 Caravogue House
Caravogue House is a purpose-built bed & breakfast property offering a warm Irish welcome, with a modern upscale feel of a hotel. Situated in Trim, Co Meath, centrally & conveniently located just two minutes’ walk from the town of Trim and the many heritage sites that it has to offer. Rates start at €90 for two people sharing.


Teach Cuailgne is situated in the pretty village of Carlanstown, just 3kms from the Heritage town of Kells. A warm welcome awaits you from Peggy and her bed and breakfast is within walking distance of the pubs. Rates start at €45 per person sharing.

Teltown House
 
Teltown House and Tailtiú coffee is a must visit for a relaxing break in the Boyne Valley. There is accommodation for 8-10 adults, all bedrooms are en-suite with 3 reception rooms, log fires and jacuzzi and a full Irish breakfast included. 


The Old Rectory bed and breakfast in Trim is the perfect base for your stay in the Boyne Valley. With luxurious rooms, the finest afternoon tea and unique nights out, your time in The Old Rectory will be a truly unforgettable experience. Rates start from €90 per person sharing.


The Yellow House Bed and Breakfast in Navan is conveniently located close to the town centre and only a 2-minute walk to the Boyne River and the Boyne Ramparts walk. Home cooking is a speciality here. Rates start from €60 per person sharing. 


Tigh Cathain is situated outside Trim, close to the Royal Canal Greenway. The Tudor-style house stands on idyllic mature gardens with seating and tables during the season. During the winter you can unwind after a day’s outing in the beautiful resident’s lounge in front of an open log fireplace. 


Woodstock Bed, no Breakfast is the perfect stay for those of us who like to eat out for breakfast. Situated in Dunsany, close to Trim and all the amazing walks and heritage sites waiting to be explored. 
 
Woodview Lodge bed and breakfast provides the perfect midweek escape from it all. This modern bungalow is situated on a farm, with beautiful views of the open countryside. Its just 3km from Trim. 


Aisling Guesthouse is situated outside Ashbourne in County Meath. They pride themselves on their local knowledge, helpfulness & have been caring for  guests for over 40 years. Rates start from €85 for two people sharing.


Crannmor Guesthouse is a Georgian house and is a family run business. The setting is one of tranquility with surroundings typical of Irish countryside, peaceful and relaxing. There are many things to do at Crannmor including fishing for wild brown trout and Northern Pike, in addition there are 4 golf clubs and a horse riding school nearby.

Tom Blake House (Gareth McGaughey Photography)
 
Tom Blake House in Kells is a beautiful listed building that has been lovingly restored back to a glorious homestead. A warm welcome awaits each and every guest along with the finest in comfort and dining. Rates start from €125 for two people sharing.


Hotels

Ardboyne Hotel

 The Ardboyne Hotel is situated just outside Navan and close to all the Boyne Valley heritage sites. They have some wonderful mid-week packages including their Fall into Autumn package. Enjoy a Staycation in "The Royal County of Meath " from €99.00 per couple. This offer includes overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast with a selection of hot and cold options, a main evening meal with glass of prosecco, late check out until 1pm, parklands with riverside walks near by, complimentary parking and cancelation up to 48 hours prior to arrival. 


At Bellinter House you will find yourself succumb to the peacefulness and serenity that is this beautiful countryside retreat, a wonderfully unique place of enchantment and relaxation. Offering you the comfort and elegance of a luxury boutique hotel, Bellinter House invites you to retreat, relax, and indulge yourself in the heart of the Boyne Valley. They are offering a 2 night mid week staycation with a full cooked breakfast each morning and a 4 course evening meal in the Eden restaurant on one evening. You also have access to the Hot Tub, steam room and Sauna during your stay. Prices from €189 per person sharing.


The Castle Arch Hotel is situated in the heritage town of Trim. The Hotel offers a warm and inviting home away from home in their newly refurbished bedrooms. Their mid-week offers include their Fall into Autumn package. Enjoy a Staycation in "The Royal County of Meath " from €99.00 per couple. This offer includes overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast with a selection of hot and cold options, a main evening meal with glass of prosecco, late check out until 1pm, parklands with riverside walks nearby, complimentary parking and cancelation up to 48 hours prior to arrival. 
 

City North Hotel

City North Hotel is a Modern four-star hotel conveniently located near the thriving historic town of Drogheda. The seaside town of Bettystown is within a 10-minute drive also. Golf, equestrian, falconry, go-karting, and shopping all on your doorstep. Wide sandy beaches for delightful open-air strolls, quaint little pubs, stylish boutiques, and numerous craft shops are dotted around. Their seaside getaway is perfect for a mid-week break. It includes bed and breakfast for two people, a 2 course dinner in the Tara Lounge, a bottle of prosecco and chocolates on arrival and a picnic basket for 2 people including drinks! Prices start at €159 per couple.


Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa is the place to indulge yourself for a mid-week escape. Nestled in 21 acres of lush green Meath countryside, the hotel also has a state-of-the-art Spa. Treat yourself to a dining experience that includes a 3 course Á la carte dinner in the Ivy Restaurant, full Irish breakfast, a complimentary bottle of house wine when you stay 2 plus nights and complimentary car parking. Rates start at €260 per couple.

Colmcille 1500 Illuminations Kells
 
The Headfort Arms
hotel is an award-winning Hotel situated in the centre of Kell’s. The Vanilla Pod Restaurant offers Award-Winning Dining Experiences along with Cafe Therese, the Headfort Lounge and traditional Kelltic Bar. The Courtyard presents more casual but not less quality options, all using locally sourced produce from the impressive display of Boyne Valley Producers, beautifully showcased in seasonal and fresh menus. Their Colmcille 1500 Illumination Two Night Package (based on two people sharing) includes two nights’ accommodation with full Boyne Valley Producers Breakfast on both mornings, a guided night-time Illumination Tour of Kells with a Signature ‘Kells Gin’ and Tonic on return. All of this for only €199 per couple midweek. 

At Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, you can totally relax during your midweek stay and not even have to leave the resort. Their couples retreat includes One Night Bed & Breakfast, a romantic 3 Course Dinner in Rococo Restaurant with a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival, a 25 minute back, neck & shoulder massage each (couples’ room available on request) and a complimentary Mud Rasul treatment in the thermal suite in The River Spa. All of this for €371 per couple. 


The Newgrange Hotel is a modern hotel, designed and inspired by the ancient history of the area. This unique combination of the ancient world atmosphere and their modern facilities, make the Newgrange an ideal location for a mid-week break. Their mid-week offers include their Fall into Autumn package. Enjoy a Staycation in "The Royal County of Meath " from €99.00 per couple. This offer includes overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast with a selection of hot and cold options, a main evening meal with glass of prosecco, late check out until 1pm, parklands with riverside walks nearby, complimentary parking and cancelation up to 48 hrs prior to arrival.


Scholars Townhouse Hotel has been described as ‘an oasis of relaxation’ in the heart of the vibrant town of Drogheda. Local tourist attractions vary from an array of links golf courses to famous historic sites such as Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, Slane Castle and the famous Battle of the Boyne site. Of course the bustling town of Drogheda is right on your doorstep too. Their mid-week escape is perfect to explore all that Drogheda has to offer.  The offer includes accommodation in their beautiful hotel, dinner that evening in their award winning 2AA Rosette Restaurant with pre-dinner prosecco. Full Irish Breakfast included the following morning. Rates from €100 per person.

The Station House Hotel

The Station House Hotel is set on 12 acres of manicured gardens and woodland. This award winning, cosy, country house hotel has been run by the Slattery family for over 35 years. A converted railway junction built in 1862, the property consists of original listed buildings and features through-out the grounds. This is the perfect destination for a romantic mid-week break. Bed and Breakfast starts at €180 for 2 people sharing.

The Conyngham Arms hotel in Slane is a beautifully restored 18th Century coaching inn that offers luxurious accommodation in County Meath. A 2-minute drive from Slane Castle and only a short distance to Slane Distillery. Their gourmet getaway package can be enjoyed mid-week and includes overnight stay in luxurious accommodation. Guests can then look forward to a three course Meal in their award-winning restaurant followed by a bountiful breakfast the next morning. Rates start at €144 per night for 2 people sharing. 
 
The Glenside Hotel
is nestled between the Boyne River and the beaches of The Irish Sea in the Royal County of Meath. The hotel offers a warm welcome to all their guests. Steal a night away for you and your loved one to this beautiful hotel. Arrive to a chilled bottle of prosecco with chocolate dipped strawberries to share in one of their comfortable bedrooms and enjoy a €50.00 voucher to spend on food & beverage. Rates from €165 per couple. 

The Hamlet Court hotel is nestled in the picturesque village of Johnstownbridge on the outskirts of Enfield. The Hotel is ideally located close to the Royal Canal Greenway and is an approved drop off location for Royal Canal Bike hire. They have the perfect mid-week Autumn Slumber offer which includes one night bed & breakfast for 2 people with €30 dinner credit for a delicious dinner in Murty's Bar. From only €120 per couple.
 
Trim Castle Hotel combines luxury and conviviality. Their location in Ireland’s ancient town of Trim allows visitors to explore some of the Ancient East’s most prominent attractions. Trim Castle Hotel is a retreat for all visitors, a place to relax in contemporary-style and comfort. Their Hello Autumn midweek offer includes a luxury overnight stay including full Irish breakfast, prosecco afternoon tea for 2 people, a late checkout until 1pm, a 10% discount in The Kilkenny Shop located in the hotel, Voya products in all bedrooms, a central town centre location and a return visitor offer. All for only €140 per couple. 


Camping and Glamping


If being at one with nature in the great outdoors is more your style then check out the camping and glamping sites on offer in the Boyne Valley.
 

Boyne Valley Glamping
Boyne Valley Glamping offer four different accommodation types, each with their own unique style and experience. Choose from the Vintage Caravan, the Lodge, The Cabin or the Emperor tent.  Dates book out fast so be sure to book well in advance.


Loughcrew Megalithic Centre is Located beside the 5,000 year old Loughcrew Cairns. They offer camping or campervan accommodation, and visitors can enjoy Nelly’s Kitchen Café, Maggie Heaney’s Cottage and Benny’s Workshop. These traditional thatched cottages surround the courtyard where people love to sit and relax after an enjoyable hike up to the highest point in the Boyne Valley.

Rock Farm Slane
 
Rock Farm Slane operates glamping in the heart of the Boyne Valley. With luxurious yurts, cosy shepherd huts in a unique woodland setting. The luxury Eco Glamping is nestled on a beautiful hillside overlooking Slane Castle, enclosed in a secret grove of parkland trees overlooking meadows and the demesne woodlands on the North bank of the River Boyne. The perfect setting for a romantic break!


At Slane Farm Camping the atmosphere is one of simple comforts and easy-going familiarity. There are lots of walkways throughout the farm and guests can enjoy their time looking at the farming enterprise or taking a hike to the Hill of Slane or just stroll around the gardens and enjoy the free-range eggs from the hens!


There is no shortage of things to do on your mid-week getaway break to the Boyne Valley. Get active on our Blueways and Greenways, discover our tracks and trails and so much more. Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at some of our amazing restaurants, cafes and gastropubs and wile away the evening in one of out popular bars. For some more inspiration on a romantic break in the Boyne Valley just check out our blog post here.
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