1. Tayto Park
A quick 15 minute spin from Dunshaughlin, Tayto Park is full of great spots to get the perfect snap, whether it’s a selfie with a dinosaur or the view from the top of the ferris wheel.
2. Hill of Tara
One of Ireland’s best-known heritage sites, the Hill of Tara has spectacular views from east to west for miles around, offering some Instagram-worthy sunset snaps.
3. Balrath wood
This amazing tree in Balrath Wood, known as the Great Beech, is estimated to be about 200 years old. The tree has a beautifully sculptured roots above ground and like a throne in the woodland – perfect for snap-happy visitors.
4. Bective Abbey
Another local landmark that was used in the movie Braveheart is Bective Abbey. If it’s good enough for Mel, it’s good enough for your Instagram feed!
One of Meath’s most mystical sights, the Fourknocks passage grave is decorated with abstract art, thousands of years old. The key for the entrance door to Fourknocks Passage Tomb can be obtained from Mr Fintan White who lives over a mile from the tomb. A cash deposit of €20 must be given which is refundable on the safe return of the key.
6. Spire of Lloyd
This 100-ft tower with a lighthouse on top is a bit of a local mystery. Constructed in the 1800s, its original purpose remains unclear. Whatever its intended use, it makes for a great photo opportunity!
7. Trim Castle
One of Meath’s most impressive monuments, Trim Castle is a great place to explore, with narrow stairwells winding through the Norman keep.
8. Loughcrew gardens
Loughcrew gardens has over 2 hectares of landscaped lawns and terraces, steeped in history and fantasy. See if you can spot Alice as she strolls through the wonderland.
9. Dunsany Castle
What began as a Norman fortress in 1180AD is now a superb spot to stop for a snap. The castle features four impressive towers and you can even stop by for tea and a guided tour (just book ahead).
10. Slane Castle
Undoubtedly Meath’s best-known castle, Slane is home to Ireland’s greatest outdoor concert and is steeped in rock and roll history. When they are not entertaining crowds of 80,000 music fans, Slane offer guided tours of the castle and grounds.