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Address: Trim, Ireland
Phone Number: 0469438619
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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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A great stopover en route to the West

This is the most impressive Norman era castle ruin in Ireland. The real difference with others is that the setting is still understandable in the modern era. There's a section of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is the most impressive Norman era castle ruin in Ireland. The real difference with others is that the setting is still understandable in the modern era. There's a section of the town wall, a monastery and river access in addition to the well preserved castle. You can really get a good idea of what it would have been like... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Perfect place for couples and not only.We have been during The Breaveheart festival. You can get in and you can walk around the Castle, even Trim town is very nice.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I visited Trim Castle on a very wet Saturday in May with some French visitors. While the grounds were difficult to see in the rain, the work that has been done to the castle redeemed the experience. I recommend that visitors to Trim take the castle tour as it explains the history of Castle and the construction techniques involved.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is well sign-posted, and the keep is so large, you can't miss this as you drive into the town of Trim. There is parking right in front of the castle, but limited spaces (we got the last empty spot.) Believe the "pay and display" rules--I watched a woman writing several parking tickets for those who had expired. The information... More 

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Tubac, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Got there after tour had just started, but we were welcomed anyway. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Very interesting history.

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Stayton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Trim Castle is a beautiful old castle. It was featured in the movie Braveheart. Scenery around the castle is beautiful with a small river and rolling hills.

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely town and excellent Bed and Breakfast. Irish hospitality at its best!! Geraldine and Eddie are fantastic hosts and have a great knowledge of the area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Go back in time at Trim Castle. The castle has been renovated and allows you to step back in time and gives the sense of how our ancestors lived. The guides wer'e very informative and knowledgable. I really enjoyed the visit and would reccomend a visit for all it's well worth the entrance fee..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing historic building, really well preserved and with a lovely path along the river to complete the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a gem! The castle is fascinating because of its history and the work they have done to restore it. We really enjoyed the tour of the castle and our tour guide was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and he made the tour well worth it.

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Additional Information about Trim Castle

Address: Trim, Ireland
Phone Number: 0469438619
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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