Historic Castle in Ireland

Trim Castle is a beautiful Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. It is considered the biggest and best -preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Trim Castle was as built by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the caput of the Lordship of Meath.

This castle holds centuries of history that is worth coming to County Meath to visit this amazing place. This castle gained a lot of popularity after it was used in the Braveheart movie which was directed by Mel Gibson.

In 2000 Trim castle was officially opened to the public after a long period of restoration. Due to safety reason visitor can only explore the castle through a tour, you can gain access to the castle grounds and enjoy the magnificent site.

The castle itself is a unique design and is an example of experimental military architecture that was popular during that time.

Have you ever visited Trim Castle? Any other castles in Ireland (North or South) that you enjoyed visiting? We would love to hear all about it 🙂

Also, check out some of our other blogs that might interest you; Dundrum Castle, Dunguaire Castle, Legendary Castle in Ireland, Carrickfergus Castle, The Historic Castle Saunderson, Book of Kells, Enniskillen Castle Museum.

Trim Castle, County Meath, Ireland - Best Irish Castles - Braveheart Movie - What to do in Ireland?
Trim Castle, County Meath, Ireland - Best Irish Castles - Braveheart Movie - What to do in Ireland?

Looking back into the history of this castle which is considered one of the finest castles that dates back to the Norman time and which is still standing in Ireland, we should mention that it was built in 1173, leaving all the people until this very day overwhelmed with the building they are exposed to and which they tend to visit whenever they come to visit this county.Most of the historical buildings that we tend to see nowadays are not in the same form they were built in, we end up facing some of the ruins that remained, which is the same with St. Mary's Abbey in Trim Castle, which was thought to be found by St. Patrick, but which without denying will still catch your breath by seeing it - we should all agree that it feels good to be exposed to those remains and ruins of old buildings.Yes, it is known as Trim Castle and has always been famously remembered with that, but it is also referred to as the "Yellow Steeple" due to the color that the stones appear in when they are exposed to the sun - but due to the cloudy weather in Ireland, we were not able to bring that to you in the video - unfortunately.


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