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Trim Castle

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Address: Trim, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 46 943 8619
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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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Went for a day trip, we had a glorious day for it. We brought a picnic and walked around the ruins of the castle we didn't go in. But intend on returning next summer for another... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a day trip, we had a glorious day for it. We brought a picnic and walked around the ruins of the castle we didn't go in. But intend on returning next summer for another look around. Worth a ramble around with children.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone needs to stop and smell the lovely green earth surrounding this area. You will definitely know why Ireland is the Emerald Isle.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a stop in Trim specifically to visit the castle. Upon first site, it's quite impressive. Parking is a bit restricted; I think we got the last available spot in the immediate vicinity of the castle and don't forget to pay and display. Unfortunately we didn't have the best visit. The employee working at this site was the only... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Good castle tour. Castle is very well preserved and a must visit when in the Boyne Valley. This is were part of Brave Heart was filmed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LOVED Trim castle! Walked along river Boyne to soak up the lovely sounds of the river before tucking into a cozy spot up against the castle for a picnic. Wonderful place for bringing a couple of kids to run around and explore as we observed many local families with their children out running in the lush grass surrounding the castle.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was truly excellent, talked on about the full history of the castle from pre-Norman invasion to the present day. It was totally worth the money, not like some tours that are a bit haphazard. Also, you get to go to the top of the tower-- great for photos!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding, large area outside castles to be visited, old defence walls, good view. Even the visits are not permited indise the Trim Castle you can feel a little bit of Irish history there. Enjoy Trim

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trim castle is a must-see of you're staying nearby Dublin. We made a day trip out of visiting the Loughcrew megalithic site, Kells, Trim Castle, and Bective Abbey. It is an impressive sight. The best view is from the opposite side of town where you can see the wall and towers from the outside, river to the side, and keep... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour.. great experience. The tour guide gets you into what it was like back when the castle was first built.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trim Castle dates back to the 12th century and is known by some as site where part of the filming of the movie Braveheart with Mel Gibson took place in 1996. Make sure that you can book a tour which brings you inside the tower. Otherwise you can only look at the remaining stones...

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