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Trim Castle

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Address: Trim, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 46 943 8619
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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Trim Castle

One of several very worthwhile visits in Trim and area. The partly restored castle is visually attractive and the grounds are nice, although small. What's really worth the time... read more

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Kaslo, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of several very worthwhile visits in Trim and area. The partly restored castle is visually attractive and the grounds are nice, although small. What's really worth the time is the guided tour of the castle itself. This is the only way to get into the castle and the commentary from our guide was very entertaining and informative. Well​ worth... More 

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Moira, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As you drive into Trim the castle is very imposing and impressive. Car parking near entrance but do remember to buy a 2 euro ticket at the kiosk which lasts 2x hours. Perfect for your visit. Only a few euros family entry and a few more if you decide to take the 50 minute tour of the large keep. Really... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's sad that every guidebook emphasizes the Braveheart connection. The castle itself makes for a very pleasant visit. Both the self-guided visit and the tour with a climb to the top are terrific and reasonably priced (cash only, we were told, which is a bit unusual). But the tour is truly top notch, so if you are physically able climb,... More 

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La Mesa, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful castle tours. If you're feeling adventurous, you can go inside with a guide and climb to the top of the keep. If you can't or simply don't want to exert yourself, you can wander the grounds and get some great info on the building of Trim Castle and see how people lived here in the middle ages. Beautiful site.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great way to spend a few hours. The guided tour of the Keep was excellent, the guide himself more than willing to answer all questions on the history of the castle and surrounding area.

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Athboy, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous tour here recently with a group of work colleagues on a team bonding day out and were suitably impressed. Great knowledge from the guide and 45 minutes simply flew by!!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour, it is short, less than an hour but extremely interesting and our guide was very humorous and kept everyone entertained. Views from top are excellent as is the architectural changes to the Castle design over time which added to its defensive properties. Even teenage daughters were entertained and impressed!!

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Denton, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle & town are really cute. We visited during the off travel season & it happened to be on a Wednesday so it was a free tour! You can tour without a guide however you can't tour the castle. It's a long hike up to the top but worth it. You get a complete 360 degree view of the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit, do the tour 86 steps it is worth every step. It's cheap but the guide is very good at explaining the story of the castle. It is the castle that was featured in the movie Braveheart.

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trim Castle is very different from the other castles we visited in that it wasn't restored. Instead, walkways were added to take you inside the upper part of the castle keep to give you a better sense of how it was built. You even get to go up on the roof on this tour where you have an amazing view... More 

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