County Meath, known as the ‘Royal County’, is one of the larger counties in Ireland. Located north of Dublin, Meath is home to some of the most significant historical sites in Ireland. Navan is the main town in the county and this is where you’ll find our Europcar location perched on the banks of the River Boyne.
Hiring a car from Europcar Navan allows you the freedom to explore the famous Boyne Valley Drive, a 250 kilometer route which is home to over 5000 years of history. Along this route you’ll come across megalithic tombs, medieval castles, monastic sites, and grand abbeys. The top attraction and a must see for any visitor to Ireland is Newgrange. This megalithic burial mound dates back to 3200 BC, pre dating Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. This magnificent feat of ancient engineering is truly something to behold, most impressive is the design of the entrance’s sun box which channels dawn’s first light into the chamber, thus illuminating it, on the winter solstice each year.
The beautiful countryside of County Meath provides the perfect scenery for the popular activities on offer. The area is famous for horse breeding, and as such you can expect to find plenty of riding centers across the county. Why not take a horseback ride along one of the many walking trails that uncover the beauty of the local landscape. Golfers will be at ease across the many courses found in the area, with course difficulties ranging from amateur to professional.
Navan town is a fantastic place to visit as there is plenty to offer visitors. Why not wind down from exploring the countryside in one of the many pubs or restaurants located here. Accommodation is readily available in hotels and B&B’s. The town boasts wonderful shopping facilities throughout and even has an open air market running every Friday. There’s a wide choice of walking trails that can be started from within the town, be sure to take in the scenic beauty of the two rivers that join up in the town centre.
As mentioned above horses are famous in County Meath and not surprisingly so is horse racing. Fairyhouse Racecourse is situated in County Meath only a half hours’ drive from Navan. This racecourse is home to the Irish Grand National, easily the biggest race meeting of the entire calendar year.
Europcar Navan is ideally located near the centre of Navan Town. Hiring a car from here allows you the freedom and flexibility to explore the famous Boyne Valley and the outlying countryside of County Meath. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.