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Slane is a historical town in the heart of the Boyne Valley and is home to many places of interest, such as Slane Castle and the Hill of Slane. The Pillo Hotel Ashbourne is ideally located just 20 minutes from Slane and is the perfect choice if you are looking for a hotel near Slane.

Slane Castle

Slane Castle overlooks the river Boyne in Co Meath and is just a short distance from the famous heritage site of Newgrange. Slane Castle is famous for being the site of the Battle of The Boyne which took place in July 1690. The castle is currently home to the Conyngham Family who have been residents in the castle since the 18th century. Pillo Hotel Ashbourne is one of the closest 4 star hotels to Slane Castle.


  • Exit the hotel and take the third exit off the roundabout on to the N2.
  • Continue straight on the N2. Then Turn left onto the Main street of Slane (N51)
  • Then turn Right (onto the R163)
  • Slane Castle will be on your left.

Estimated time of travel from the hotel to Slane Castle is 20 – 25 minutes.

The Hill of Slane

The Hill of Slane has been a site of major importance in Irish history which can be traced back as far as the Neolithic Period. One of the most important event’s the Hill of Slane played host to was St Patrick lighting the first Paschal fire.


  • Exit the hotel and take the third exit off the roundabout on the N2.
  • Continue Straight on the N2.
  • Go through the round about in Slane and remain on the N2.
  • Turn left on to Abbey View.
  • The Hill of Slane will be on your left.

Estimated travel time from the hotel to the Hill of Slane is 20 – 25 minutes. 

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Pillo Hotel, The Rath, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland Phone: 353 18 350800 Fax: 353 18 356801                                                                                                                                              an avvio solution