Trim Castle is a large Norman castle that dates back to 1172. Located on the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, it is the largest Norman castle in all of Ireland. Built over the course of 30 years by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter.
It was the center of administration for Meath but declined in importance in the 16th and 17th centuries.
For me, the greatest importance of this castle was that is was one of the main set locations for the movie “Braveheart” with Mel Gibson. It served two purposes. A stand in for the fortified English town of York. Also served as the “London Square” on the other side of the castle wall.
Trim Castle Braveheart Comparison Photos
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