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Address: Trim, Ireland
Phone Number: 0469438619
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

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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Excellent tour of historical castle!

Great tour. Well worth it. Beautiful views from atop of the castle. Guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the castle and Irish history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great tour. Well worth it. Beautiful views from atop of the castle. Guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the castle and Irish history.

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were out for a drive around Dublin and stumbled upon this gem. The ruins are beautifully preserved and the tour of the Keep was exceptional. David was extremely knowledgeable and humorous. It was apparent that he loves the castle and is very proud of it. For €2 admittance and €2 for the tour, you can't get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The castle ground are beautiful. If you want to go in the castle to see it, you can only do this if you commit to the tour. I think it's about 45 minutes. And only 4 Euros. Only one of our party members did the tour but she loved it. The rest of us went to a nearby pub for... More 

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Startling to find this classic Norman ruin in the Centre of town in Trim. Preserved as a ruin, it was a very worthwhile Visit. We did the tour with a guide that really knew his history. This was not a castle for show , It was an outpost of oppression, designed to establish the English as overlords. Fascinating!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to trim castle only got admission not tour. Place was amazing you where still able to appreciate the skill and creativity it took to build such a large place. The grounds where beautiful and the views where very good of the surrounding town and country side well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Magnificent castle run by the OPW. Guided and self-guided tours are available, however entry to the keep is only possible by guided tour so recommend paying the small extra charge.

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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a great tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the castle and its past. It was so very impressive on the inside and the views from the top of the castle were so lovely! This was our first castle and I was very impressed.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have 2 boys ages 7 and 8 and we spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon - first across the river Boyne exploring the ruins of the Yellowstone Steeple and city gates, then within the castle grounds and finally ending off with a guided tour inside the keep. I thoroughly recommend the guided tour. Brenda, our guide, made sure to engage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fun place to tour. Our guide, David, was informative and fun. Try. to take the night tour. In beautiful town of Trim.

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Trim, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours wandering around this amazing castle. Used in the making of the film Braveheart, it is steeped in history. the keep has been restored by the OPW to a fantastically high standard and the guided tour is really worth the time. the grounds are immaculately kept and the guides really know their history. plenty of photo opportunities... More 

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