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Peel Castle

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An historical wonder

This castle is an amazingly protected structure. So much of it still exists that your imagination... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Horsham, United Kingdom

Buy the audio, it's worth every bit of £5. If you are a National Trust member, your card will get... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Morton, Illinois
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Situated on St Patrick’s Isle, Peel Castle was originally a place of worship before becoming the fort of Magnus Barefoot – an 11th century Viking King of Mann.The castle’s curtain wall encircles the ruins of many buildings which are a testimony to the site’s religious and secular importance in the Isle of Man's history.Visit St Patrick’s Church and the Round Tower which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries and step underground into the atmospheric crypt of the 13th century Cathedral of St German.You’ll have the opportunity to stroll the castle’s extensive grounds and climb to the top of the Gatehouse Tower where you can enjoy panoramic views of Peel and beyond as well as entering the 16th century Great Garrison Hall.And look out for the Moddey Dhoo – a ghostly apparition of a black dog which is said to haunt the castle!Peel Castle remained a royal residence and centre of government for more than 200 years until power moved south to the Medieval fortress of Castle Rushen.
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Reviewed yesterday

This castle is an amazingly protected structure. So much of it still exists that your imagination can run riot. You can get wonderful views of the coast from this castle.

Thank 15traveladdict9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Buy the audio, it's worth every bit of £5. If you are a National Trust member, your card will get you in free...a happy surprise for my husband and I! Very, very interesting and so beautiful. We were fortunate to have blue skies and sun...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Overlooking the entrance to the harbour it is beautifully situated with good walks surrounding. Excellent for those with an interest in history. I like to walk round at my own pace and then can walk areas I can manage

Thank merrycroft
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle lacks interpretation boards and unless you pay extra for the booklet or audio guide you will leave with nothing. Tip: Download information on the castle before you go.

Thank Brett L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The position of this castle is stunning on this cliff top. walk round outside first ,it is a easy walk. the inside is so interesting do the audio tour as it explains the history clearly.Do try to do it on aa sunny day,as a lot...More

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peel castle is a great place to visit, steeped in history. We didn't take the audio tour just walked round on our own. Do take a guide book and discover it's varied history. The views around the castle are amazing there is a chance you'll...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk and scenery after a lovely dinner at The Boatyard. Scenic and good exercise... History and a bridge that opens for yachts when the tide is high. Great location.

Thank ChampagneLiverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peel castle great place for walk and views are spectacular a lot of history and might get view of the baskin Sharks

Thank stephen198047
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A paved walk round the perimeter of the castle is a must do especially on a sunny day with great scenery around. Fairly easy walking all round.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful and spent around two and half hours there. We love anything to do with history and this did not disappoint. Although a vast majority of buildings are ruins, you can still appreciate the beauty and marvel at how this was built....More

Thank tracy68worthing
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