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Trim Castle

Trim, Ireland
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Trim, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

According to the Heritage Ireland webpage, Trim Castle is open Nov through January 9 am to 4 , and members of the local living history organization give guided tours. We planned our trip around Ireland very carefully, and had one day to see Newcastle and...More

Thank Jeanette W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very picturesque castle, it is huge and sprawling. While in ruins, enough is left for you to imagine the power it represented all these centuries ago. At night, it is lighted and quite lovely. If you don’t want to visit the inside, there is...More

Thank Pomerols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is very well preserved, and the guides provide a wealth of information about its history, design, and place in the larger development of Anglo-Irish relations in the medieval period. My wife and I learned a lot!

Thank schaefer51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting history to this castle. Tour guide was very informed and we gained lots of insight into war strategies.

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well preserved castle which vividly evokes medieval life. We took a daytrip of this area from Dublin ( with Derek Smith - Beautiful Meath Tours - highly recommend) and were glad we stopped here. Derek was very knowledgeable about the castle. The film...More

Thank skagittraveller
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful castle, a nice little walk around. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Worth doing whilst you're there. My only downside is I could hardly hear most of what she was saying due to the kids and restless children! Had to keep...More

Thank shorty123456789
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went on the guided tour of the castle. Only €5. The woman who took the tour was lovely and well educated on the castle. This is a must see for anyone visiting Trim.

Thank 431TessaM
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great tour of the castle tower by a very entertaining guide. We learned about the history of the castle and what went on during that time in history in Ireland. Just make sure to bring an umbrella and some waterproof shoes, since...More

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim after being in town and talking with a few locals. We’re very glad we did! The tour was amazing! You get all the history and feeling of what happened while listening to the guides. The grounds are beautiful and...More

1  Thank casey s
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This castle was incredible. The guide gave a great tour of the castle, very knowledgeable and showed great passion for the history of the castle. I definitely recommend checking this place!

Thank LillAdventure
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Robin A | Reviewed this property |
Yes the tours are at regular times, you should go and google Trim Castle and find the seasonal information. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and is very infoprmative and amusing.
meghan b
15 July 2017|
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Response from Kilteel186605 | Reviewed this property |
Cash or card acceptable & public parking is €1 per hour & nearby parking is within 5 minutes walk
Gwen H
20 March 2017|
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Response from LeeAnn S | Reviewed this property |
We were in a bus trip! Our bus driver gave us information outside the castle about it's construction and purpose. He then gave us a little information inside, and then left us on our own to explore!