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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  • Finally a tour which is not overpriced, well described and that you have access on nice spots. Also, we had no idea this was that great. Its very well preserved and so beautiful. Looks more medieval t...  more »
  • The entrance to the courtyard 2 euro, courtyard + Tower 5 euro (cash only). After the tower you can move only guided tour takes approx. 45 minutes, and is probably every hour (we walked 15 after). We got on average a pleasant Lord speaker with a very heavy accent. In the same Tower too much happens-bare walls and three mock:) But still worth a throw in those few eurosków with the same opportunity to admire the surroundings from the roof. And around are really beautiful.
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  • Brenda was a great guide. Very informative tour of the castle with plenty of historical context. Worth the modest fee - €13 for family of 4 - good way to spend a couple of hours.
  • Do the castle tour. All the staff are incredibly knowledgeable. Really interesting and a great view from the roof. The castle itself is really impressive. Well worth it.
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