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Address: Trim, Ireland
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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lovely castle and surroundings

Very very reasonable to get in. Choice of self tour round ruins or the same with a guided tour inside castle itself. Fantastic guided tour, lots of very interesting facts and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very very reasonable to get in. Choice of self tour round ruins or the same with a guided tour inside castle itself. Fantastic guided tour, lots of very interesting facts and stories. Guide was a wonderful lady who made everyone feel at ease whether young or old. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I wanted to see the castle but was not sure where to park in the town so parked so there was a short walk but that was not an issue - there is lots of parking in the town as well as parking below the castle. It is a picturesque place and I walked up the hill opposite at first... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I'm not a big one for doing tours around ruins, especially in my own country! However, we did a guided tour of the castle/keep and it was just fantastic. Brenda, our tour guide, really made the experience and brought the history of the castle and its environs to life. Her wit, charm, knowledge and great personality absolutely made this a... More 

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Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

While in the Dunboyne area of Ireland, we drove around the area and decided to stop at the Trim Castle. This was undoubtedly the highlight of our first full day in Ireland. Not only was this a fantastic site, but the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave one of the best castle tours I have ever had. Although the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took a tour of Trim Castle and found it very interesting. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and included some stories of the castle's history as well as facts. We were with a school group and I have to say the students seemed to have enjoyed it as much as we did. Not every tour is worth the time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have visited literally dozens of castles all over Europe and I must say that Trim, though a ruin, is one of my favorites. I loved it's situation on the river and the fact that it was used as part of the set for Braveheart (one of my fav. movies). Anyway, there is a lot here to capture the imagination... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A miserable, windy, cold and rainy day. A 30 minute drive from Dublin through lush green country. Arrival at Trim. The castle. Dark, forbidding, impressive. And: a shelter from the rain and cold. Convenient parking space right next to the castle grounds. A very friendly clerk told us about time of the tour and we ventured into the castle grounds.... More 

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Rochelle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is by far the cheapest guided tour in ireland 2 euro for the tour and 2 euro for admission. The tour guide takes on the keep and explains why it was built this way and what threats they were under. Not much to see but a good history lesson and great views. There were kids on the tour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

the tour was very well led by well-informed guide. This castle is a must-see and puts much of the English conquest of Ireland into perspective.

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Campbellford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I'm a huge history buff and Ireland is my favourite country in the world, so Trim Castle was like a dream come true for me. We did the tour inside the keep and it was amazing! I loved wandering the grounds and reading the interpretive signs, too - really gave a sense of what the site would have looked like.... More 

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