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Trim Castle, Trim
Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Spent a few hours wandering around this amazing castle. Used in the making of the film Braveheart, it is steeped in history. the keep has been restored by the OPW to a fantastically high standard and ... read more »
Grounds and castle, wonderful experience! Our guide had a delightful sense of humor and she gave an interesting and informative history of the castle and surrounding area. We were all so glad we did n... read more »
The lady that took us around the castle was amazing. She gave interesting history/story about the castle. Great views of the castle and the surrounding countryside. It's great value for money and well... read more »
Spent hours here walking around the out side. One of the best castle i have seen here. Inside is under repair which is annoying but good in the long run.
The movie location for Braveheart in 1994 is still a very impressive ruin and definitely worth a visit. Located on the south bank of River Boyne is the keep and some more structures the heart of what was supposed to be the largest castle in all of Europe. Nice walk around the structures and interesting guided tour at a reasonable price.
It's in great condition. The biggest castle in Ireland, it's totally worth the visit. The guided tour is cheap and very informative
Bart Van den Bosch
It's a ruin that has been preserved. The keep in the middle of the castle can only be visited by guide but it's worth it. The castle was quite large. Enough of the walls and towers are still standing to give you an idea of what it must have been.
This castle is awesome. We took a tour through it and they did a great job.
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