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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  • Guided tour is a must as you cant enter the castle without a guide. Lovely tour with very knowledgeable tour guide! If in Trim, its a must!  more »
  • Really enjoyed this the detail the guide gave us about the place was amazing its really well done This is a beautiful castle, with parts of it are still intact. The one hour tour is worth the 5 euro. ...  more »
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  • This was literally the best Castle in all of Ireland (Out of the 20 that I saw). It is beautiful and the surrounding town is beautiful!! A spectacular day trip! If you are going to make the effort to go to a Castle... go to this one!
  • Trim Castle is really a lovely and interesting place to visit. The keep is well preserved and impressive, and the surrounding castle walls and what's left of bits and pieces of gates, etc are lovely. The site is a bit raised so you get a nice view around, including the Yellow Tower. Make an effort to go on the tour of the interior of the keep, which is not open for general visiting. It is interesting and spacious, and you can walk up to the roof, which has magnificent views. The tour guide we had (Brenda) was excellent, if a bit loopy.
  • The wall is much bigger than the castle itself, but it is beautiful! Friendliest staff ever! Super cheap. I took the 40 minute tour... Loved every bit of it.
  • The tour guide could do a better job at both projecting his voice and making sure he was being heard by everyone as opposed to only people in close physical proximity. Narrow circular staircases all the way up and down may pose a challenge for people with difficulty climbing up/down stairs. It offers a great view of Trim. The movie Braveheart was filmed there in Trim, so if you like the movie that will be a treat.
  • A must see if you are into history or like castles, the tours are worth the money, it's a great place to bring visitors and learn about the history of the Normans. Family friendly with good views from the keep, the fact that Braveheart was partially filmed here means you can't miss it

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