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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
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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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Interesting Tour - worth doing.

We enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was very informative as we walked through the castle. Afterwards, we were able to walk around the grounds. We were there in September and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was very informative as we walked through the castle. Afterwards, we were able to walk around the grounds. We were there in September and it wasn't horribly busy so we had a pleasant visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide was phenomenal, his name was Pat and he spoke on experience he gained studying archeology and history. He had practical hands on experience with archeology and had loads of details about the castle's rich history. The guided tour was only 8€ for two adults and a child. What a bargain. The tour lasts about an hour and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place came alive with Liam at Sacred Irish Tours. We got some great pictures and stories. Didn't pay for the tour. Paid the 2 Euros for the grounds. Wished we had time to do other things in the area. Have lunch in Trim and see the sites. Parking is a block away. Nice hotel across the street. Trim Castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit. The admission to the grounds was like 5 Euros, but the tour was an additional 1 Euro. It should be the other way around. The tour was awesome. The guide took us through the entire castle, lots of history and stories... made the castle come alive. Amazing what they could do so long ago.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited in early September. The only way one sees the castle keep is with a guided tour. Our guide was outstanding and provided really broad-ranging information about the people who built Trim Castle and what life was like in the castle's first few hundred years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to see at this castle ruins. We had lots to see walking around the castle grounds before beginning our tour. Our guide, Brenda, made the tour very interesting and entertaining. She had lots of background information and details about the way this castle was built. She was a very good guide and answered all questions in an entertaining way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hotel food staff excellent would recommend Sunday night special rate 125 for couple Includes dinner and breakfast great value .

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Ratoath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Guided tour of the castle was excelent, guide was superb! You can go for a walk by the river to the ruins on the other end. Must see for fans of Mel GIbson as part of 'Braveheart' was filmed here

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend was unsure about stopping at a castle in Ireland (castles being very British in her mind, more so than Irish). This tour (along with all the OPW site tours we did), was great. You get to go into the castle and then climb up to its top to look out over the countryside. There's so many great historical... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with Extreme Ireland Day Tours. Place is neat to see, gift shop is not. Would like to have toured in inside of the castle, but was not part of the tour.

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