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Trim Castle Tours

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Trim Castle
There are Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland, and then there’s the powerful Trim Castle. Located in the hills of County Meath, this massive, 12th-century fortress and castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, and features a 20-sided building at the castle’s center in a uniquely cruciform shape. This building was surrounded by a ditch and a moat—both of which were needed to protect residents from the frequent outside attacks—since during the late 1100s when the castle was built, the area around Trim was the farthest frontier of English expansion into Ireland. Beyond these walls were Gaelic Irish, and the number of battles that took place in these hills is evidenced by the number of headless remains that have been excavated from the soggy ground. Though the castle today appears somewhat run down when standing and viewing from afar, visitors who take a tour of the interior will find themselves in a stone compound that’s stood for 900 years. Here amid the cold gray stones, where war, struggle, and harsh living conditions were an everyday part of life, the sense of rugged, historical chill is so powerful and potently felt, that the castle was used to film parts of the Hollywood classic, Braveheart.

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Trim Castle is located in the town of Trim about 50 minutes from Dublin. Admission to the castle is $4 for adults, $2 for children, and the interior is accessible by guided tour only. In summer, the castle is open from 10am-6pm, with the last tour at 5pm. In October and November the castle closes as 5:30pm, and from November-Easter the castle is open from 10am-5pm, but only on weekends and holidays.
Address: Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland
Hours: In October and November the castle closes as 5:30pm, and from November-Easter the castle is open from 10am-5pm, but only on weekends and holidays.
Admission: $4 for adults, $2 for children
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(Small Group) Trim Castle & Slane Whiskey TourDay Trips

(Small Group) Trim Castle & Slane Whiskey Tour

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Appreciate the rolling landscapes and regal castles of Royal County Meath without the stress of left-side driving on this convenient guided tour with door-to-door transfers from select Dublin hotels. Traveling by Mercedes van, explore the celebrated Hill of Tara, 12th-century Trim Castle, Ireland’s most important Norman fort, and 18th-century Slane Castle. Enjoy a stop at the Monasterboice Celtic crosses and a taste of triple-casked Irish whiskey along the way.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from DublinDay Trips

Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin

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Travel through mystical Celtic Ireland on this full-day bus tour from Dublin! With an expert guide, journey back in time to Boyne Valley, home of the ancient Loughcrew Celtic Tombs, the Hill Of Uishneacht, and the Hill of Tara—a hotbed of archaeological treasures. Along the way, view primeval sites across Meath and Louth counties.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Castles & Whiskey Tour from Dublin Day Trips

Castles & Whiskey Tour from Dublin

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Ireland is known for its castles and for its whiskey, and with this tour from Dublin, you'll get to spend the day experience the best of both. Highlights include visits to the Trim Castle, the largest Norman Castle in the country, the 12th-century Bective Abbey, the Slane Castle, and the Slane Distillery, located right on the castle’s grounds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Medieval Day Trip with a Local: Trim Castle, Town & Whiskey TastingDay Trips

Private Medieval Day Trip with a Local: Trim Castle, Town & Whiskey Tasting

The medieval town of Trim has the most medieval remains of any town in Ireland. Experience Trim's former grandeur through its majestic ruins. From The Tomb of the Jealous Man and Woman to the Cathedral of Peter and Paul, your local host will show you all the highlights. Swing by the unusual Echo Gate, which got its name because when you call out, your voice echos back several times. Discover stone-carved sculptures and hear the local ritual for curing warts. Swing by a cozy pub and enjoy some typical Irish hospitality. Enjoy the warm atmosphere of a country pub as you relax by the fire and sip on a refreshing glass of whiskey. Then move onto the huge and impressive structure of Trim Castle which dominates the town and the local countryside. Admire its high walls and check out the moat that runs all around the castle. As you explore the inside and out, your host will tell you all about Trim Castle's deep and rich history
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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 Day Trip from Dublin : New Grange , Knowth, Trim Castle and the Hill of TaraDay Trips

Day Trip from Dublin : New Grange , Knowth, Trim Castle and the Hill of Tara

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Delve deep into ancient Irish history during this full-day tour to Newgrange monument (or Knowth monument dependent on availability) and the Hill of Tara from Dublin. With your small group, limited to 13 people or fewer, visit Norman Castles, sacred burial mounds, royal coronation sites from the Iron age and Megalithic temples. Learn about the ancient history infused in some of the Boyne Valley's landmarks such as the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle, and Newgrange. Pickup and drop-off in central Dublin.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim CastleDay Trips

Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle

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Discover Ireland’s historic castles and rich Celtic heritage on this small-group tour from Dublin. Marvel at the prehistoric monuments of Boyne Valley; visit the Hill of Tara, the seat of the Celtic Kings; see Trim Castle, where 'Braveheart' was filmed; and explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Newgrange.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Medieval Meath Private Day TourDay Trips

Medieval Meath Private Day Tour

Your host for the day is a Meath native and a professional local historian – the perfect guide to show you Old Mellifont Abbey, Trim Castle, the Hill of Slane and Bective Abbey.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Newgrange Private Chauffeur Full Day Sightseeing TourBus Tours

Newgrange Private Chauffeur Full Day Sightseeing Tour

You will be greeted by your chauffeur guide at the reception of your hotel or your location / address in Dublin City. You will have a stress-free luxury day tour in an Executive Mercedes Benz V Class MPV. suitable for up to 6 passengers. It is a flexible tour, the listed sites are an example of the Newgrange tour. You have the option of including or excluding sites according you preferences. Tour starts and ends in Dublin.
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  • 7 to 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 minutes
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Boyne Valley, Meath - Private Shore ExcursionDay Trips

Boyne Valley, Meath - Private Shore Excursion

The Boyne Valley is to Irish people what Israel is to Christians. The Boyne Valley is historically the most important part of Ireland. On this tour you’ll be taken back through the mists of Ireland’s ancient history, spanning over 5,000yrs to visit Newgrange (an ancient passage tomb older than the Pyramids), The Hill of Tara (the old capital of Ireland), Slane (where St. Patrick secured his legacy), Monasterboice Monastery (famed for its elaborately carved High Crosses) and Trim Castle (a mighty spectacle from the 12th century). Why people love this tour: 1. Walk into a tomb that’s over 5000 years old and be moved by its majesty & mystery. 2. Stand atop the Hill of Tara (Ireland’s historic cultural, spiritual and political capital), contemplating its huge significance whilst peering at Ireland’s endless verdant stretches before you. 3. The myths, legends and histories of St. Patrick, ancient Gaelic Kings, battles and societies open up a whole world that you never knew existed.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full-Day Newgrange Tour with Private DriverDay Trips

Full-Day Newgrange Tour with Private Driver

• Tours pick up and drop off at clients’ hotel. Tour pick up times are flexible but MUST be advised at time of booking. Tours do not include entrance fees. Suggested entrance tickets have been provided as a separate charge with each tour. •Chauffeurs provide a panoramic tour with historic highlights and luxurious transport to and from the sites visited but are not accredited tour guides. The tour descriptions are suggested itineraries, the passengers may visit any other sites within the tour areas that they may wish to visit, time permitting. The driver will discuss any specific requests with passengers on the day. •Visits will include Newgrange passage tomb, Hill of Tara and Trim castle all in the Royal county of Meath.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Trim Castle hours of operation?
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Trim Castle hours of operation: In October and November the castle closes as 5:30pm, and from November-Easter the castle is open from 10am-5pm, but only on weekends and holidays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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