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Trim Castle

Trim, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 33 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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Hickory
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A great deal of time, effort and expense must have gone into the restoration of this structure. Our guide was superb, and added to the enjoyment! For those anxious about heights-it will definitely get your attention. You end up 3 stories high, and the views (out, NOT down) are breath-taking.

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N.Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Was excellent value for the tour. The guide was witty and a real wealth of knowledge. So much history inside the castle. Well worth the €4 entrance fee with tour

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Dublin, Ireland
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169 reviews 169 reviews
59 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Trim castle is a great place. It is not huge but well worth a visit. If you take a guided tour you can entry the castle tower. It is worth an extra euro. If you are a movie fan you should know that Braveheart was filmed over there. Some great photo opportunities around.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Trim Castle is great! We recommend the Keep Tour -- for an extra Euro you get to go with a guide into the biggest building on the grounds. It's about a 45-minute tour, so give yourself some time for this pitstop. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned a ton. Be sure to get a scone (with jam and... More

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Brno
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped here on our way to the west coast. It's a magical place, we learned lot of things about the life in the castle and in the area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It's amazing to see this castle and how well it is preserved right on the edge of Trim. It is a magical place.

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Parma, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We rented a car when we landed in Dublin and drove through the country side and stopped here. It was cold and windy but it was still a great experience. We learned a lot about the history of the area. It is really cool to be standing in a castle hearing about and imagining what it was like hundreds of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Quite by chance we were driving through Trim n just had to check out this castle. The tour of the keep was well worth waiting for, but you need a good head for heights.

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Kansas City
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Tours can be hit and miss and this one is a hit. For just another euro (or if you have the Heritage Pass, nothing extra at all) you get to have a tour in the massive keep. While the grounds are nice and generally interesting, the keep is where it is really worth it. We had a great tour guide-... More

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Guelph, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was my second visit to this tremendous castle. It does not disappoint. The castle and grounds are very large and provide terrific walks and views. The tour of the castle is informative and entertaining; you can learn a lot about castle construction and defensive techniques. The views from the top of the keep are just great. I only wish... More

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