Trim Castle, on the River Boyne, is one of the largest castles you will find in Ireland. The original castle at the site was erected by the Norman Hugh de Lacy and the simple motte and bailey grew into the large fortress which still remains relatively intact today. The large central keep may be visited by guided tour while the outer walls and towers are accessible via a self-guided walk and described on a number of information panels.
Of the many castles in Ireland we have visited this is one of the best. If you enjoy history and exploring castle ruins this is a site not to be missed. Trim and its castle are within easy striking distance of Dublin.
This castle is one of the biggest castles of the middle age in Ireland. It was built by Hugh de Lacy at 1173 but were distroyed and rebuilt by 1200.
It has been a very important point and castle, as here, f.i. ended the line of protestant british men and begun the "wild territory" of catholic irish people.
It is very nice to see this castle and to make a walk within (only guided) and around it. Just go and enjoy!
Trim Castle is a site well worth visiting. It is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, and the real castle used in the filming of Braveheart. Trim is a quiet little town - very picturesque. Its location in County Meath makes it ideal for visiting Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Monasterboice, and Mellifont Abbey. See my travelogue on Gardens to see some of Butterstream Garden. located a short distance from town.