The best place in Ireland for a staycation this summer.
The sun is out and Met Eireann have just announced that the hottest summer in 40 years is here. Instead of hopping in a plane and flying out of our amazing country why not stay and get to see more of our beautiful Island in the sunshine. In our opinion the best place to go visiting is Trim in County Meath. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit beautiful Trim this summer.
- The History
As a heritage town you will find an abundance of history here in Trim. Trim Castle is the perfect place to catch up on all the local history and of course to take a tour of the Castle itself. Did you know that the Movie Braveheart, starring Mel Gibson, was filmed here? The Yellow Steeple, St Marys Abbey and the Newtown monuments are all places of interest in the town. St Patrick also built a Cathedral here.
While still retaining its heritage town charm, Trim is very accessible from all parts of the country. Only 30 minutes from Dublin and with a good road system feeding into it from the rest of the country, its not a million miles from anywhere.
The river Boyne flows through Trim and there are plenty of activities on or near it this summer. The River Boyne is famous for its association with Fionn Mac Cumhail and the Salmon of Knowledge. Boyne Valley Activities offer a river tour during the summer as well as kayaking, rafting and high ropes. The perfect way to spend a sunny summer day.
Trim is known for its amazing festivals through out the year and the next one on the Calendar is the Trim Salmon of Knowledge festival on the 26th August. This runs in tandem with the Boyne Adventure race also. A brilliant day out for everyone. A new festival this year is the Trad and Rock festival happening in the town on the October bank holiday weekend. You can find more information on all the festivals here.
5. The accommodation.
There are lots of great places to stay in Trim but the best value, service, food and welcome is definitely at the Castle Arch Hotel. Situated a short 5 minute walk from Trim Castle, this hotel has its own history too. Once the RIC barracks in Trim, this hotel has been restored to a very comfortable boutique hotel with an amazing reputation for food and service. This summer the hotel has an amazing exclusive offer available. One nights Bed and Breakfast for two people with a cocktail each on arrival. All of this for only €85. To check availability and book just click here.