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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  • Great Castle to see and the tour we had was very informative! Tour of the tower took about 45 minutes and to walk the grounds would be about another 30 - 45 minutes. Parts of the castle were used in t...  more »
  • It was in the middle of the town and the view from the little hill on the opposite side of the river was beautiful. I think it's good to take a walk around the castle. It is a place to appear in the movie of Braveheart starring Mel Gibson.
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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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