Construction of Trim Castle began in the 1170s on the order of the Norman knight Hugh de Lacy. The castle subsequently served as a fortress for King John of England and was later used for military purposes during the Civil War. Badly damaged during these various conflicts, the castle today is a magnificent ruin which was used as the setting for the film Braveheart.
Address:R 158 Trim
Phone:+353 46 943 8619
Price:4 € €
mid Mar-Sep: 10am-6pm; Oct: 9.30am-5.30pm; Nov-mid Mar: weekends 9.30am-5pm - closed weekends before Christmas and New Year's Day