Constructed by the Anglo-Norman nobleman Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter, Trim Castle is the largest Norman castle built in Ireland. Located in county Meath, the castle became an administrative centre of local governance set up by King Henry II following the Norman invasion of Ireland in the late 12th century. In more recent times the castle was used as a filming location by Mel Gibson for his 1995 Scottish epic Braveheart. The castle is open to the public from 10am in exchange for a small entry fee.
Trim Castle, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland +353 46 943 8619