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Trim Castle
Trim, Co. Meath
Family friendly
Paid car parking
Rainy days
Trim Castle is a stunning Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne. The movie Braveheart with Mel Gibson was filmed at Trim Castle in 1995.

Trim Castle, Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle is a must-visit in the historically rich Boyne Valley in Trim, County Meath. It was constructed over a thirty year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the home of the Lordship of Meath. This magnificent site experienced a renaissance in 2000 when it was opened to the public after being excavated and restored.

Access to the keep is by guided tour only for safety reasons. Visitors can learn more from interpretation panels and enjoy the impressive grounds of the castle.

Trim, a designated heritage town, is renowned as one of Ireland's most beautiful towns and is believed to have more medieval buildings than any town in Ireland. With Trim Castle on its doorstep, it’s a town well worth a visit.

Why we like it
  • Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle.
  • Learn its fascinating history from knowledgeable guides.
  • A stunning site on the south bank of the River Boyne.
  • Trim is one of Ireland's most beautiful towns. 
Tips from locals

While you're in Trim check out Ireland's oldest complete and unaltered bridge just beside the castle. It was built across the River Boyne in 1393.

Tips from locals

Visit The Jealous Man and Woman's Tomb in Saint Peter and Paul's Cathedral cemetery.

Contact details
Castle St, Trim, Co. Meath, C15 HN90, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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