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Trim Castle

Trim, Ireland
041/988-0300
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Ranked #2 of 35 attractions in County Meath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

From the moment we arrived we knew this was going to be a great visit, the guide was great and the steps up to get in held my kids attention. We got to see all the castle going through small doorways and tiny stairs all the way up to the roof where the view is great. My kids had a... More

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Runcorn
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We chose to walk around the grounds rather than do the guided tour as our timing was a little off but the grounds have signs with lots of information about each area of interest. Fascinating castle and kept the kids interested!

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We decided to take the guided tour which was a fascinating insight to life during medieval times. Our guide Susan, was a wealth of knowledge and made it interesting, giving just the right amount of facts while keeping the interest of the children on the tour. Without a doubt the best guide I have come across. There were 86 steps... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great visit. Tour guides are great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The grounds of the castle are very nice as well. A great visit.

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tour of castle keep was great, made so interesting by knowledgeable guide who communicated not just the history, but brought you back in time .. with great insights into life, rebellions, customs, languages and the social pecking order of times long past. You wanted to watch Braveheart again having visited the room where Braveheart scenes were filmed. From the castle... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Trim Castle is defo a place worth visiting.What struck me most is that you drive into the city and than suddenly the castle just appears in front of you, in the middle of this small town. It makes it even more impressive. We didnt take a giuded tour, just wondered around and were very impressed. You can spend quite a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great tour of Trim Castle with exceptional guide Brenda. She was knowledgeable friendly funny and wonderful with the children on the tour. Highly recommend that you take the guided tour of the castle...Brenda really brought it to life.

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Dublin, Ireland
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195 reviews 195 reviews
188 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very old castle, interesting tour. it is not fully restored & polished with it even better - you can actually feel how old is it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We traveled here out of Dublin and the trip was easy and straight forward. There was lots of signage. We took the last tour of the day with an excellent young guide. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. I really enjoyed imagining what the castle might have looked like using the guide's vivid descriptions. My children enjoyed learning about castle toilets,... More

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Temecula, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The tour of Trim Castle is a must! Very well done and the guide was very knowledgeable! Parts of Braveheart were filmed here.

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