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Things To Do in Trim, Ireland

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Trim Things To Do

A lovely small town in Ireland, Trim is a great addition to your next vacation itinerary. Before you go, read this advice from real travelers and locals to learn the top things to do in Trim.

Visit the Trim Castle

The most famous attraction in Trim is the Trim Castle, also known as King John’s Castle. You can’t miss the castle, which is at the highest central point of town and borders the river. Tim Castle is the largest Norman Castle in Europe. You’ll definitely want to take the tour, which is inexpensive and lasts around 45 minutes. Along with describing the history of Trim Castle, the tour talks about modern uses of the castle, such as the filming of Braveheart. Trim castle also offers spectacular views and photo opportunities.

Take Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

No matter what religion you practice, going to mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral will give you the historical context of Irish religious beliefs. The castle is at the top of a high hill, with an eye catching steeple and beautiful interior.

See the Duke of Wellington Monument

The town of Trim commissioned this striking monument, which stands out in Trim skyline views, in honor of the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley. Wellesley was born in Trim and is one of the most famous former residents.

Take a Walk Across the River

A short walk across the River Boyle allows you to see additional ruins up close. The Yellow Steeple is over 120 feet tall and was built in the 1380s as part of the 13th century St. Mary’s Augustinian Abbey. The steeple is free to visit.

The Sheep Gate is another structure you can visit in the same area. It’s the last remaining gate of a city wall that the city erected in the Medieval era. It was once the entrance to Trim.

Buy Quality Irish Wares

Located across the street from the entrance Trim Castle, many tourists enjoy the gifts and souvenirs sold at Siopa An Caislean. Items you can buy here include crystal, local art, food, toys, and music.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Trim.

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