Brave heart castle and Celts Hill of Tara - Private Tour from Dublin


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. We do not provide infant seats (you would have to provide a suitable infant car seat its the law in Ireland)

Friendly: No.
You must be able to climb stairs in 12th Century Anglo Norman castle

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent)

Europes largest Norman Castle plus Irelands spectacular Hill of Tara with a private guide

Departing Dublin through the Boyne valley, on the approaches to Trim castle horses abound as this is among the best grazing in Ireland.

Trim castle is the largest Anglo Norman Castle in Europe, constructed in 1172 by Hugh de Lacy. He was granted the liberty of Meath by King Henry II.

This is the actual film location for the Brave heart movie.

Enter this massive medieval fortress on a fully guided tour. The castle keep stands 3 stories tall and is 20 sided, protected by deep ditches and surrounded by huge curtain walls.

Enjoy spectacular views from the castle keep across the river Boyne, and the medieval town of Trim.

We depart Trim castle along narrow country lanes through wonderful rolling countryside to visit the Hill of Tara. Tara was Ireland's royal acropolis in ancient times.

Spectacular views across most of Ireland await us as we explore the ancient religious, political and cultural capital of Ireland. 142 of Ireland's High Kings ruled from this ancient coronation site.


Depart your Dublin based hotel / cruise ship
Arrive Hill of Tara for tour (45 minute stop)
Depart for Trim Castle tour
Arrive for tour at Trim Castle (1. 5 hour stop)
Depart for Dublin

Please note these are approx. timings and I will be as flexible as possible during your excursion. I can tailor the excursion to facilitate your specific requirements.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pickup from your Dublin based hotel and or Dublin port cruise ship terminal

End location: Return to your original pickup location

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


Airconditioned saloon car suitable for 2 persons


I can provide a vehicle suitable for 12 persons at an (additional cost)

What’s Included

Failte Ireland approved local guide
Pickup and return to your Dublin hotel or cruise ship
Guided tour at Trim Castle 12th century*
Fully guided walking tour at Hill of Tara

All tolls / parking / taxes associated with this tour
Modern saloon or mini van

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - Entrance fee / refreshments

What’s Extra

Entrance fee at Trim Castle

Refreshments / local purchases if required

A Recent Review of this tour

Damian is a very knowledgable guide. We all benefited from his vast knowledge of Ireland"s history.
Hendra Tanuwijaya

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