Heritage Ireland

Trim Castle

The ultimate symbol of Norman glory

10:00 – 17:00

See all opening times

Trim Castle

The ultimate symbol of Norman glory

10:00 – 17:00

See all opening times

Site Closed

Admission

Including the Keep
Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Castle Excluding the Keep
Adult: €2.00
Group & Senior: €1.00
Child/ Student: €1.00
Family: €4.00

Getting here

Trim
Co Meath
C15 HN90

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Trip Advisor

4.5

Trim Castle

Few places in Ireland contain more medieval buildings than the heritage town of Trim. Trim Castle is foremost among those buildings.

In fact, the castle is the largest Anglo-Norman fortification in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his successors took 30 years to build it.

The central fortification is a monumental three-storey keep. This massive 20-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was all but impregnable in its day. It was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and water-filled moat.

Modern walkways now allow you to look down over the interior of the keep – a chance to appreciate the sheer size and thickness of the mighty castle walls.

The castle is often called King John’s Castle although when he visited the town he preferred to stay in his tent on the other side of the river. Richard II visited Trim in 1399 and left Prince Hal later Henry V as a prisoner in the castle.

Opening Times

November – February Open Weekends Only 09:00 – 16:00.

8 February – 4 November Open Daily

Please note that all groups must be pre-booked.

Average Length of Visit: 1 – 2 hours 

Seasonal Opening Times

8 February – 16 March

09:30 – 16:30

17 March – 30 September

10:00 – 17:00

1 October – 31 October

09:30 – 16:30

1 November – 4 November

09:00 – 16:00

Notice

Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months. Access cannot be guaranteed. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Access for visitors with disabilities is very restricted.  Please note that some of the stairs in the keep are very steep and narrow. The keep is not accessible for visitors with disabilities and there is restricted access to the grounds only. There are interpretation panels in the grounds of the castle which allow for self-guiding.

On street parking. Max 2 hours. Paid ticket required

 

Contact

Trim
Co Meath
C15 HN90

046 943 8619 or 046 943 8964

Getting Here

Trim Town Centre

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Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided tours
  • River Walk
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails

Restrictions

  • Assistance dogs only
  • Limited Access
  • No climbing

Social Guide

Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting Trim Castle. This will help first-time visitors, families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to Trim Castle.

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