The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, located outside Drogheda, Co. Meath, is the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne between King James II and Prince William of Orange in 1690. The heart of the estate is the 18th century Oldbridge House which houses the Visitor Centre.
While the Visitor Centre offers fascinating insight into the background of the Battle, the battle itself and its aftermath, there is plenty to do around the estate too. Following the Townley Hall Woods Trail visitors can walk through King William’s Glen where Prince William’s troops gained their victory, while you can also walk self-guided through the core battle site and around the Oldbridge Estate.
Although the estate’s main purpose is to preserve the site and educate visitors as to the history of the battle, the Oldbridge Estate also occasionally serves as an open-air theatre venue in the summer months. One recent production held at Oldbridge Estate is Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in July 2018.