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.
Tours To Trim Castle
Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $51
Duration: 10 hours
Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 9 hours
Trim Castle Reviews
Really good place to go with your family! Wonderful nature, nice walk around the castle. If the weather is good, nice place to have picnic as well. more »
Trim Castle is a beautiful historical monument in Trim. Sadly in the winter months, the castle is closed which is a real shame. I would have expected a reduced opening time, but not for it to be... more »
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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