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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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Great tour!

Very informative for anyone who wants to learn about medieval castle construction. Take the tour, its worth every penny.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very informative for anyone who wants to learn about medieval castle construction. Take the tour, its worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived in time to get the last tour of the day. Even then, there was no short cutting this tour - we saw it all. Our tour guide was very informative. In fact, we learned so much about Norman castles and their defenses, it became the standard we judged other castle tours. Once at the top of the tower,... More 

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Monterey, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to a castle---absolutely stunning. We had a wonderful guide, Siobbahan (I believe). We went early and toured the castle and ruins with only a handful of people.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This castle is one of the must see castles in Ireland. The guided tour of 40 to 60 minutes is very informative and enjoyable.

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Quiet Corner, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We knew nothing about Trim Castle when we decided to stay in town. On a whim we went for a walk to see if we could find it. WOW! Not only can you find it, it's incredible. Used in the movie Braveheart, this castle is massive. Not only is the castle structure itself incredible to see, but the walking area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The castle tour was quite well done. Gained an insight into the history of the castle itself and the history of the country as well. The castle itself was quite spectacular and the view from the top was brilliant. Lots of stairs, though. This a stop not to miss.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had an awesome day touring Trim Castle. I highly recommend you spend the couple of Euros it takes to do a guided tour inside the keep. It's the only way inside the keep and you get to go to the roof!!! Awesome!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour, guide was great. A lot of steps which may cause problems for young children, or older people

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just happened on this castle in Sep 2010, a great tour through with excellent local history. time to roam through the grounds with a small fee for entry. Really enjoyed this one!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

impressive castle, but staff at entry not attentive or interested or forthcoming with information. maybe just a bad day, but poor service. Took the money for entry without a thought.

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Additional Information about Trim Castle

Address: Address: Trim, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Trim
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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