Castle Arch Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... the bulk of Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" in 1994. More on that when I finally do the spread on William Wallace's Monument outside Edinburgh, Scotland, and combine that location with this location at the Trim Castle in Trim Ireland, the site of William Wallace's greatest Hollywood battle, the sacking of York. Although Wallace is a legitimate and much acclaimed national Scottish hero, Hollywood sacked York, ...
... Independence fame), and Victoria, whose global expansion of England transformed the small island nation into an empire. Henry II is the king who consolidated all that William I had conquered and that included showing the wild Irish tribesmen across the Irish sea that the king of England was running the show on their island and was not to be trifled with. Trim was only purchased by the state and put on the U.S. equivalent of the National Register of ...
... We had hoped to visit Newgrange, where you can actually go inside, but all the guided tours were sold out for the day when we arrived, so we had to be content with Knowth, which is the larger of the great mounds. It is estimated to have been created over 5,000 years ago, and the most impressive part are the large decorated stones around the outside. Their markings are still clear in most cases - you can see spirals, concentric circles, triangles, zigzags and sun and ...
... customs. We only wait a little while for the driver to arrive to take us to our accommodation. Thankfully the phone our good friend Cindy loaned us is working here in Ireland because once again our MaxRoam SIM cards are not working, so frustrating. Our driver is super friendly and gets us quickly into Dublin and to the Generator Hostel. We arrive at night and near the tail end of the Netherlands / Argentina soccer match. OMG there are so many people hanging about watching ... ...
... touch of the blarney; but more about that later.
As our usual approach to a new city, we jumped the Park & Ride bus - hopping off wherever we saw something to take our fancy. Regrettably Dublin Castle was not yet fully operational for tourists, so we only took the views off and from the site. As you can imagine Dublin, and Ireland, is littered with churches - and in true Irish style we first visited St. Patrick's Cathedral, but the highlight of the trip was the ...