Can you stay at Trim Castle?

Trim Castle Hotel is a lovely place to stay. Very welcoming staff from the moment you walk in the door. We stayed for 1 night bed and breakfast and when we arrived in our room it had been cleaned and sanitised with a seal on the door.

What is Trim Castle used for today?

CastleTrim Castle / FunctionA castle is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages predominantly by the nobility or royalty and by military orders. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. Wikipedia

Do you need tickets for Trim Castle?

There will be a guided tour of the grounds at 11am Monday to Friday. Tickets for these tours are available from Trim visitor centre. The castle itself will be open on Saturday and Sunday, with tickets available at the castle gate.

Why is Trim Castle important?

Trim Castle is the largest and undoubtedly one of the most impressive Norman castles in Ireland. It stands at an important crossing point on the banks of the River Boyne, which gave the town its name Áth Truim, or ‘the Ford of the Elder Trees’.

Who owns Trim Castle?

the Irish Government

Trim Castle
Owner Currently the Irish Government through the Office of Public Works
Condition Ruin
Site history
Built from the 12th century

What’s the biggest Castle in Ireland?

Trim Castle
Trim Castle in Trim, County Meath, Ireland, on the shores of the Boyne has an area of 30,000 m². It is the remains of the largest Norman castle in Europe, and Ireland’s largest castle. It was built primarily by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter.

Is Trim Castle dog friendly?

Although Trim Castle itself is not dog-friendly, the Trim Porch Field Historic and Nature Trails are an ideal place to unwind and stretch your legs. Your pup is very welcome on the trails but you must keep them on the leash and, as always, clean up after them.

What features does Trim Castle have?

Its massive three-storey stone keep, or main building, is the definitive stronghold. It possesses a bewildering 20 sides and three of its original four towers still flank it. Approached from the road, past the Barbican Gate, the castle stands tall behind the curtain wall built to protect it from potential invaders.

Who destroyed Trim Castle?

This structure was seen as a threat by the Gaelic Irish and in 1174 Rory O’Connor, King of Connacht (and last High King of Ireland), attacked and it was destroyed.

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