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Trim Castle

Address: Trim, Ireland
Phone Number: 041/988-0300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Castles, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is an absolute must see if you are in the area. Beautiful area and the history of the castle is pretty amazing. Good tour guides give all the juicy back stories of the rich history. Not expensive, maybe ~10EUR if I recall correctly.

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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Good place for walks with nice cafes and restaurants in vicinity. Here Brave Heart was filmed in 1994. Suppose this fact attracts there more visitors then the castle itself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I brought my American friends to Trim Castle yesterday to show them some of Ireland's beauties and it really is a gem! The workers were super friendly and the ruins outside the keep were clearly marked with easy to read, intriguing information. The tour itself was fantastic and the tour guide was excellent and humorous. The castle is something from... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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184 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The site of Trim Castle was used during the filming of Braveheart. While being a film set for an Oscar award winning movie can make it fun to visit, the site stands as a top notch stop without that modern portion of its history. Built back in the 12th century, the ruins of the castle are an excellent site to... More 

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Staatsburg, New York
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53 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Trim Castle is an imposing sight as one enters the city and only becomes more so as one approaches it on foot. I can imagine that, in season, it is even more impressive. We visited in January and the castle was closed but one could still walk the grounds. It had only just snowed (snow was still lightly falling) as... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Decided to take the guided tour of the castle ruins and was very enjoyable. The guide was a lovely fellow with plenty of knowledge about the ruins. Steps within the castle are a bit narrow but manageable. Gives a good insight into life a long time ago. A piece of the stretching contraption used on Mel Gibsons character in Braveheart... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

ended up here as part of Extreme Ireland's 'Celtic Tour' otherwise it's a long way to get to Trim! The guide was amazing, good fun - and we saw weaponry and were took on a journey through the castle and castle life. Chunks of Braveheart was filmed here, but don't let that put you off.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

At the outside looks nothing special but inside there is an interesting history. Did you know that Bravehard was filmed in this castle? The tour guide was really really good and funny and very animated. Worth try the visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Once again get the OPW card and save. Were there on the ideal day with mist and low clouds. Take the full tour and get to climb to the top of the castle. Tour giude was fantastic. Informative and very knowledable and loved what he did. Go

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Burlington, Vermont
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41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Unless one lives in Trim or has family there, there are very few reasons to actually visit this blue-collar working town an hour north of Dublin. However, Trim Castle alone provides a solid reason to at least make a day trip from Dublin. For my wife and I, Trim was the last stop on a two week vacation and it... More 

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