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Trim Castle

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Address: Trim, Ireland
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+353 46 943 8619
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Wonderful castle tours. If you're feeling adventurous, you can go inside with a guide and climb to the top of the keep. If you can't or simply don't want to exert yourself, you... read more

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La Mesa, California
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful castle tours. If you're feeling adventurous, you can go inside with a guide and climb to the top of the keep. If you can't or simply don't want to exert yourself, you can wander the grounds and get some great info on the building of Trim Castle and see how people lived here in the middle ages. Beautiful site.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to spend a few hours. The guided tour of the Keep was excellent, the guide himself more than willing to answer all questions on the history of the castle and surrounding area.

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Athboy, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous tour here recently with a group of work colleagues on a team bonding day out and were suitably impressed. Great knowledge from the guide and 45 minutes simply flew by!!!!

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Belfast
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the tour, it is short, less than an hour but extremely interesting and our guide was very humorous and kept everyone entertained. Views from top are excellent as is the architectural changes to the Castle design over time which added to its defensive properties. Even teenage daughters were entertained and impressed!!

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Denton, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The castle & town are really cute. We visited during the off travel season & it happened to be on a Wednesday so it was a free tour! You can tour without a guide however you can't tour the castle. It's a long hike up to the top but worth it. You get a complete 360 degree view of the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit, do the tour 86 steps it is worth every step. It's cheap but the guide is very good at explaining the story of the castle. It is the castle that was featured in the movie Braveheart.

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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Trim Castle is very different from the other castles we visited in that it wasn't restored. Instead, walkways were added to take you inside the upper part of the castle keep to give you a better sense of how it was built. You even get to go up on the roof on this tour where you have an amazing view... More 

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County Meath, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful castle to visit only 30 mins from Dublin I have been to visit many times as I live locally and bring all my out of towners here. It is a ruin but one can visit inside with incredibly knowledgeable guides. I learn something new every time I go. Don't forget to ask at reception for the braveheart... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid for the tour of the keep and were glad we did. Before it started, we walked the grounds and familiarized ourselves with the layout. Then we lined up for the tour with our guide, who was just delightful. She gave us a funny and extensive talk throughout the tour. Trim Castle is interesting both in its own right,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with friends in Meath and on a nice but overcast day decided to go to the castle. What an unexpected treat. Fascinating history amazing value guided tour. We got to go all the way through and up the castle. Heard about it's history and that of the surrounding area. As well as getting to see some 500yr old... More 

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