Even though the countryside is full of castles, it’s hard to beat the wonder of arriving in to Trim and seeing the impressive walls of Trim Castle, with its ditch, curtain wall and moat. The castle covers 30,000m² and is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. It was built by Hugh de Lacy, starting in the year 1173 and it took 30 years to complete this impressive fortress on the south bank of the River Boyne. You can wander around the castle grounds or take a 45-minute tour inside the castle keep, learning everything from its turbulent history in Medieval times to the locations where they filmed the Mel Gibson movie, Braveheart.
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