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Trim Castle

The ultimate symbol of Norman glory

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Trim Castle

The ultimate symbol of Norman glory

See all opening times

Admission

Guided tour of the Keep
Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Castle Grounds
Free of charge

 

Trim Town Centre has pay and display parking 9:00-18:00 Monday to Saturday with an hourly rate of €1.00.

Special offer; all-day parking for €3.00 available in Emmet Street Car Park, Trim. Emmet Street Carpark is 3 minutes’ walk from Trim Castle Entrance.   Special Offer: €3.00 All day parking Jonathon Swift Car park which is  beside a playground and 5 minutes’ walk to Trim Castle Entrance.

Emmet Street & Jonathan Swift Street Car Park Details

 

Getting here

Trim
Co Meath
C15 HN90

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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

Seasonal Opening Times apply

 

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

Trim Town Centre has pay and display parking 9:00-18:00 Monday to Saturday with an hourly rate of €1.00.

Special offer; all-day parking for €3.00 available in Emmet Street Car Park, Trim. Emmet Street Carpark is 3 minutes’ walk from Trim Castle Entrance.   Special Offer: €3.00 All day parking Jonathon Swift Car park which is  beside a playground and 5 minutes’ walk to Trim Castle Entrance.

 

Seasonal Opening Times

January

09:00 – 16:00

Weekends only 

1 February - Mid February

Weekends only

09:30 – 16:30.

 

Mid February - 16 March

Daily 

09:30 – 16:30

17 March - 30 September

Daily

10:00 – 17:00

October

Daily

9:30 – 16:30

November - December

Weekends only

09:00 – 16:00

Contact

Trim
Co Meath
C15 HN90

046 9438619

Getting Here

Trim Town Centre

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Facilities

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

Restrictions

  • Assistance dogs only
  • Limited Access
  • No climbing

Resources

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.

Download Trim Castle Social Guide

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