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Trim Castle, Trim
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Visit the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, Trim Castle, which appeared in the acclaimed 1995 film "Braveheart." Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, and his son built the three-storied keep. Construction began on the site of an old wooden fortress in 1176 and continued over a 30-year period. The Lord of Meath used the castle as the center of administration. Since its completion, the castle has also served as a mint for Irish currency and a meeting place for Parliament. Explore the historic keep, which is only accessible on 45-minute guided tours. Add Trim Castle and other attractions to your Trim trip itinerary using our Trim trip itinerary builder.
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  • beautiful during the day and at night lights up its beautiful from the hotel beautiful for wedding photographs 
  • Fantastic site - well worth a visit! One of the best preserved Norman castle sites in Ireland. Book the tour - it's a great experience! Our tour guide was a wealth information - some factual, some fic...  more »
  • 4/5 To bad after October the castle is only open on the weekends. We were able to get great pictures from the outside. Great trails around the castle allowed us to get great pictures even though they ...  more »
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  • The is a MUST do if you are in the area. One of the neatest castle's I have ever seen. Old, authentic, and full of history. This is the location that the film Braveheart was filmed from. You can even see the window where the stunt man fell from for three takes to get the film right. Amazing
  • Impressive semi ruined castle site. Walls and ramparts. Interesting tour inside castle tower.
  • Breathtaking castle in unbelievably good condition. Entertaining and really interesting tour. An absolute Must see if you're in the area.
  • Braveheart castle. This is a castle should be. Great place to climb all over and explore, we'll worth it
  • great site, interesting guided tour. Worth a visit if you are in the area.