Trim Castle
Trim Castle
4.5
09:30 - 16:30
Monday
09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:30
Thursday
09:30 - 16:30
Friday
09:30 - 16:30
Saturday
09:30 - 16:30
Sunday
09:30 - 16:30
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Carol K
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make time for the Trim Castle Tour!!! A must for your trip to Ireland.
    The tour of the Trim Castle Keep with Brenda was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She explained the details of why the castle was built they way it was and how it was used. She explained how people lived at that time and why things you saw were relevant. She provided the details and background that made the tour special.....that education made all the difference (and she was funny)! Well worth your time. Best Castle we visited in Ireland!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • BondGirl65
    Temple, Texas40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just do it!
    We spent 3 nights in Trim as we concluded our trip to Ireland and wanted to be close to Dublin for our departure. This castle was not a consideration when we selected Trim but, it should have been. We, a family of 4 with 2 adults, 1 teen, and 7 year old (Liam, the keeper of the key) really enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide (maybe Brenda?) knew a lot and had a clever sense of humor. The keep and looking out over the town from above were all a treat. The Irish weather kicked in and a short shower really added to the mood. Want to feel like a giant? You will on the tight spiral stairs inside. It's fun, informative, and cheap. Just do it!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • TheFarkman
    Vancouver, Canada230 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take the tour
    I am not a big castle tour type of person but this was a very interesting tour. The young lady who was our guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about her job and sharing her knowledge and answering any question you may have. The tour is about an hour plus you can walk around the grounds as well. If you are in the area I would highly recommend it. It is cool in the castle and there are a number of narrow winding stairs. You have been warned.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • sfnonna
    Orlando, Florida39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best 12th Century castle
    You can find castles in almost every town. They range from “fallen down ruins” to full 19th Century “estates”. I have visited over a dozen and Trim is my favorite. Trim is a well maintained 12th Century castle. The tour of the Keep was excellent. It lasts about an hour, finalizing on the open 5th floor for a view of surrounding areas. The signs around the outside explained other aspects. Well done OPW.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Joey L
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10, 5/5, 100/100, you get it
    This is a must go place if you’re visiting Ireland. The tour was so amazing, and the tour guide was very nice and knew exactly what she was talking about. She was able to answer any questions anyone had, which made me feel very trusting with everything about their program. I am actually a descendant of the builder of the castle but this is an unbiased review. My father visited the castle in 1993 right before the filming of braveheart there, and he said the castle just used to be a bunch of ruins. Now it has plaques of information, it has many things built in it to make it look like how it looked, and it’s now an amazing thing to visit. 10/10 recommend the castle and the tour if you love history.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia5,660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great ancient ruins
    On tour we recently visited Trim Castle. A rainy day did not stop us from enjoying the ole ruins and the grounds. The guide we had did a great job telling us all about the castle and its history. Built about 1172 it was the largest Norman Castle in Ireland. It is now owned and maintained by the Irish Government. You can go up a narrow circular stone tower to the top . Be carefull , not good if you have a walking issue . Great to see
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • RHtravels
    Rocky Hill, Connecticut865 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop
    We made a quick stop in Trim after visiting Bru na Boinne on our way to Belfast. The town was cute ( plus easy to find parking) and the castle and surrounding walls/gates were in better shape than we expected. It was definitely worth a visit, even if you are not Braveheart fans.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 April 2024
  • Livewell123
    Canada194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get the guided tour for this great castle
    We paid for the guided tour (entry to the castle is free) and really enjoyed the information as well as the ability to go into the castle right up to the top. The views from the top are great! Trim Castle is in really great condition considering how old it is. Really enjoyed our visit.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 June 2024
  • Sara G.
    479 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bravehart
    Trim Castle, located in County Meath, Ireland, is Ireland’s largest and best-preserved Anglo-Norman castle. It was constructed over a 30-year period starting in 1172 by Hugh de Lacy. Trim Castle was strategically built to guard the inland passage from Dublin to the northwest. Also….Trim Castle served as a prominent filming location for the 1995 film “Braveheart,” directed by and starring Mel Gibson.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 June 2024
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Sara G.
479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Trim Castle, located in County Meath, Ireland, is Ireland’s largest and best-preserved Anglo-Norman castle. It was constructed over a 30-year period starting in 1172 by Hugh de Lacy. Trim Castle was strategically built to guard the inland passage from Dublin to the northwest. Also….Trim Castle served as a prominent filming location for the 1995 film “Braveheart,” directed by and starring Mel Gibson.
Written 15 June 2024
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Felix
Essex, UK529 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
It was pouring with rain when we visited and the wind was blowing a hooley. We did not see it at its best. It’s ruins so not much to see. After a long journey it was disappointing.
Written 13 June 2024
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WorldTravellerDHF
New York City, NY189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Great views of the surrounding area - the biggest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland was awesome. The guided tour is a must - learned a bunch of Norman history and Irish history in it.
Written 6 June 2024
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Livewell123
Canada194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We paid for the guided tour (entry to the castle is free) and really enjoyed the information as well as the ability to go into the castle right up to the top. The views from the top are great! Trim Castle is in really great condition considering how old it is. Really enjoyed our visit.
Written 3 June 2024
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RHtravels
Rocky Hill, CT865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We made a quick stop in Trim after visiting Bru na Boinne on our way to Belfast. The town was cute ( plus easy to find parking) and the castle and surrounding walls/gates were in better shape than we expected. It was definitely worth a visit, even if you are not Braveheart fans.
Written 24 April 2024
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Travelmmd1
Ireland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great views. Very informative guide - Margaret is a treasure. She is brilliant. Knows the history of Trim Castle and gets everyone involved and interested. This is worth a visit and costs less than €5
Written 14 April 2024
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pauline c
Belfast, UK26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A spectacular castle with superb views of the surrounding countryside from the top floor. Our tour guide was EXCELLENT... very funny! However, within the castle grounds, some of the information boards were so dirty, they couldn't be read. The grass was so long within the curtain wall that all tourists had wet feet approaching the information boards where there was no path. Overall, the castle had an 'unkept' appearance.
Written 2 April 2024
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APT022024
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A great experience with guide Jimmy who was thoroughly engaging about the castle and its history and architecture. The view from the top is spectacular. Mind the stairs on the way back down 😉
Written 15 February 2024
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Patrick C
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It is worth paying a little 3-5€ to get the tour. Lots of history and stories we'll presented. Trim is a nice little town to wander through with few very nice places to eat.
Written 15 November 2023
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Lois A
Fredericksburg, VA188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Must See!!!! There are a gazillion castles in Ireland, but this is definitely one that you will want to see. We paid to go inside and had a great tour.
Written 8 October 2023
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