Constructed during the reign of King Henry II, Trim Castle is a magnificent Anglo-Norman castle, designed by Hugh De Lacy in 1176. With the assistance of his son, Walter, it took the engineer approximately thirty years to complete the construction of the castle. It is one of the largest castles in Ireland and in 2002 it was opened to the general public. While in Meath, you can take a guided tour of the castle or gain access to the castle grounds to explore it for yourself.
Nestled in the Boyne Valley and built nearly 5000 years ago, the Newgrange is one of the oldest monuments in the world. It is believed to be older than the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and the Stonehennge in England, and was built by farmers of the Neolithic age. The ancient temple attracts tourists from both Ireland and around the world and you can book your tour through the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.
Other places of interest include:
- The Hill of Tara (commonly known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland)
- Drogheda Museum
- The Battle of the Boyne Site
- Kells Heritage Town
- The Slane Castle
These are but a few of the attractions you can explore while holidaying in Meath. No longer do you have to ask, “what are the local tourist attractions in Meath”, as we have answered that question for you.