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. Before you visit Trim, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Arrived on a sunny spring afternoon we remain enchanted by the beauty of the landscape ... the castle that dominates the background of grasslands and fields Irish! We begin to walk along the Boyne River Walk while remaining fascinated ... by pastures, sheep and Celtic ruins and the river Boyne we leave the castle behind photographing every minute! Unfortunately nn we stepped into the Castle but all around is wonderful!
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  • I took a walk around the castle on a frosty morning in March. I think the cold and snow just added to the experience. From the moment you approach the gate you are struck by the majesty of the place. ...  more »
  • This was my first night in ireland and while being intimidated by the drive from Dublin to Trim, I was able arrive safely and decided to stay at the Highfield House B n B where I unpacked and promptly...  more »
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  • What a gem! Visited this on a relaxing final day in Ireland and I must say I am very impressed. Steeped in history and culture, as well as the set of films. The tour guide was really good and had a lot of information as well as great facts which were easily put into context. Amazing all round!
  • This place was great even though I visited in the rain and slipped in mud, 5 euro for a tour guides by a lady who really knew her stuff and had a great way of explaining everything to the group. A beautiful castle steeped in history. Will definitely be returning in better weather. Might not be the best place for very small children as there are long narrow spiral staircases in the castle. But over all would definitely recommend a visit
  • The Castle is worth seeing but what made it better was the guide! We were lucky to get a lady who was super enthusiastic and made the tour much more fun! Would recommend for someone who's around Trim area for sure.
  • Fabulous Castle. Plan your visit in off season only a few tours a day. Great tour guide. Wish we could venture throughout the entire castle but we saw a lot of it.
  • Great way to spend a few hours on a nice day without spending a lot. +Only €5 admission which includes the tour +Great place to photograph +Tour guide was very informative and seemed genuinely interested in the history of the castle +You get to go right up to the top of the caslte +Very interesting history +They've done a fantastic job at restoring and maintaining the castle - Not a personal negative point for me but if you aren't a fan of heights or enclosed places the tour might not be for you

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