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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  • Awesome and beautiful castle, super nice place to take a look, walking around was so exciting. Recommend to everyone.  more »
  • The castle is a nice attraction for families or groups. You can book either only the entrance to the attraction ground or also a tour which allows you to go into the tower. The area around is great fo...  more »
  • My wife and I visited Trim Castle last Saturday on a cold damp day. We spent half an hour wandering around the ruins before taking the tour of the castle. Our guide Susan was very informative combinin...  more »
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  • One of the best castles I've ever visited and I've been to many over the years. By far one of the most enjoyable tours and is cheap as chips. Tour guide was fantastic and gave a very detailed account of this magnificent castle over the years. The roof is also covered which made even more enjoyable as you weren't freezing throughout the tour. Definitely a must for any castle enthusiast!
  • Did the full tour outside and inside of the castle. It was brilliant. The castle tour not for people who don't like winding stairs in small spaces. The tour guide was fantastic and the price is amazing compared to similar tours and attractions in ireland. Highly recommend.
  • If you're visiting Dublin, making the trip to Trim Castle is a must. The castle complex is well maintained, and it is beautiful. It's a great experience to walk around a castle from hundreds of years ago.
  • Our guide was hilarious and informative. The castle itself was an incredible experience that finished with an incredible view of the country side atop The keep
  • This castle is not like one we expected with all the rooms and so on. It's a bare bones historical spot so worth the tour. Albeit trying to hear and understand his Irish english was a bit of a chore. The guide was informative and knew when to lighten the mood. I would have liked to have a brochure about the castle to take home and show to people.

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