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Trim Castle

Trim, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 36 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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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Pay the extra money and take the tour inside the keep. The tour is a nice length the guide was knowledge but with a nice sense of humor. The castle is in good condition and it is fun to wonder around its various levels. Very photogenic castle. If you’re planning in spending a day in Meath I completely recommend adding... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a very interesting tour and the guide was extremely knowledgeable (and entertaining). I'd recommend visiting in a warmer month (spring to fall) as in January it is incredibly bone chilling. The view from the roof is spectacular, but again very cold and windy in the winter months. There are a number of spiral stair cases throughout, so it's... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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237 reviews 237 reviews
78 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Another OPW Heritage Site. They give an interesting and very thorough tour. While many portions of the castle are gone, they do a good job of giving you a sense of what the castle was in the Norman days. The tour will wind you up through the castle and put you out on the roof (great views). There are some... More

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Gibbon, Nebraska
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23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was our first castle in Ireland. Lisa, the tour guide, was really knowledgeable and clever in the presentation. She was a history major and highly entertaining. Highly recommend this tour. FYI Trim Castle is a Heritage Site. The TIs (Tourist Information offices) have a free Heritage site brochure that lists the sites around the country that are specified as... More

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a great time learning about the history of the keep and the castle grounds. Very .informative tour guide. This is considered castle ruins and you will learn what the original castle looked like. Tour was 10 euro family of four. Recommend the full tour and to walk the grounds as well as the town area here. Great way... More

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First time in Ireland and went with a friend who lives there. We had a great time and the guide was excellent, and had a great amount of knowledge. Our boys 11 & 13 years enjoyed it also.

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Ontario
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you go to the castle for an extra Euro you can take the tour and I would strongly suggest you do it. We had Brenda and she knew her stuff and she had a dry sense of humor which we loved. In under an hour you will learn a lot about this castle and many other places in Ireland.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The castle was picturesque and abounding with history. There is a tour of the Keep at a slight charge.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Trim Castle is such a find - incredible tour given by Pat who was both knowledgable and handled the group well (considering we had a few loud children). We learned a lot about the area, Irish history, and the castle itself. This is one that must be put on your itinerary.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My Dad and I visited the castle last week. We had been there before about ten years ago and were eager to return. The tour is fantastic value for money at only €4 per person. Our tour guide, a young gentleman, clearly knew Irish history inside out and his passion on the subject was evident. After the tour we spent... More

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