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Trim Castle

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Address: Trim, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 46 943 8619
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Completed around 1220, the Irish Parliament met there several times in the...

Completed around 1220, the Irish Parliament met there several times in the 15th century. It was also used as a mint for the country's currency. In modern times, "Braveheart" was filmed in Trim Castle.

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family afternoon out

stunning castle with loads of space for the kiddies to run around you could spend a some time in the grounds taking in the views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
County Meath, Ireland
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County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stunning castle with loads of space for the kiddies to run around you could spend a some time in the grounds taking in the views.

Thank lesley792015
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All good on the Trim Castle - a very cold day and the castle had only opened after winter - Brogans was the best thing of the day!

Thank Pigletta_1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the first day of tour season - expected queues but we managed to get the first tour with about 10 others. It really is a beautiful site, and such history behind it. The kids (7,4,2) loved being able to explore and climb. The tour itself was so interesting, the guide is a credit to the place. Lots of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with a friend who had taken the tour in August. He said the lines were very long then. We had no lines and no wait. January is definitely the time to visit Ireland, if you don't mind a little wet weather. The guide was excellent and gave a very informative tour. The view from the top of the castle... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

get there early to get tickets fro the guided tour of the inside of the castle it was fun and unique

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Skryne, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Trim is an excellent place to stop if you are visiting Meath. The wonderful castle, which was used in the filming of Braveheart stands tall on the banks of the Boyne - surrounded by other interesting sights of interest. Lovely cafes and a Kilkenny shop just across from the castle.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I have traveled this country far and wide over the many years I have lived here, have driven past this place many a time, but never stopped and had a look around, I didn't go in, but had a 7km walk around the local park area, this is highly recommended too, and basically got a good eyeful of said castle,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

If you've seen Braveheart then you've seen Trim Castle. It's only about a 40 minute drive northwest of Dublin. Many interesting bits of history. Just make sure you check to confirm that both the grounds AND the castle are open -- sometimes the grounds are open but the castle isn't. So rent a car and go see it.

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is an 12 century structure and if you are part of a guided tour all is explained. The engineering is amazing, the defence intelligence and social order is fantastic. Using the gases from the septic tank to kill lice on clothes tells it all. Brave Heart was filmed here.

Thank davidtraveller005
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A must see site when in the area. Easy access and plenty of parking. No being a fan of such sites, my assessment would be of little value

Thank Paddy M

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