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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  • This castle was used extensively in the Braveheart Movie. It was a 12th century statement of Anglo Norman power. It was moated and its keep is huge. Just to show how nice the Irish are - I dropped my ...  more »
  • We went to see the castle and when we saw there is a guided tour for just 5 EUR we did not hesitate. Was a great decision. Brenda was an amazing guide, she was very funny and had a very natural flow i...  more »
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  • Awesome Place to visit, 30 minutes from Dublin. Parking is free on Sunday, so try to visit then..Walk around the town and peek into the numerous shops of this quaint truly Historical Irish town...visit the Abbey and the Yellow Tower....The Duke of Wellington was born here...
  • Nice place to visit. As long as d weather is good. But make sure to walk around so u don't miss the other old ruins in d neighbourhood.
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