Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Ireland  /  Province of Leinster  /  County Meath  /  Trim  /  Trim Castle

Trim Castle, Trim

4.7
#1 of 23 in Things to do in Trim
Must see · Castle · Historic Site
Create an itinerary including Trim Castle
Visit the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, Trim Castle, which appeared in the acclaimed 1995 film "Braveheart." Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, and his son built the three-storied keep. Construction began on the site of an old wooden fortress in 1176 and continued over a 30-year period. The Lord of Meath used the castle as the center of administration. Since its completion, the castle has also served as a mint for Irish currency and a meeting place for Parliament. Explore the historic keep, which is only accessible on 45-minute guided tours. Before you visit Trim, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Trim Castle

Trim Castle reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,710 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Great staff, great service, lovely place. (I tried to mention some of the fab staff by name but Trip Advisor kept bouncing it back??!!!) 
    Great staff, great service, lovely place. (I tried to mention some of the fab staff by name but Trip Advisor kept bouncing it back??!!!)  more »
  • Three of us enjoyed a visit to this imposing castle which has a long history and played a large part in Ireland’s history in addition to being a backdrop to the film Braveheart. 
    Three of us enjoyed a visit to this imposing castle which has a long history and played a large part in Ireland’s history in addition to being a backdrop to the film Braveheart.  more »
Google
  • Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Behind the castle is a little hill which give a great overview. Benches and really nice restaurants next to it. Perfect for a evening out or a family trip. Highly recommend going to trim. And the castle the history of the place is crazy.
  • The castle structure and whole are around it is really impressive and well maintained. Work around the area is free, although I totally recommend doing the Keep tour as price is really affordable and our guide was amazingly friendly, the view on top is also fantastic, being able to see all around surrounding it. Is a really emotional experience being at a place with a so rich history over all this time.

Plan your trip to Trim

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.