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Peel castle is not one with huge, threatening walls etc but feels much more the type of castle that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
An_Old_Burian
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Travelled here by bus. It was easy to find the bus stops. Peel castle is close to the bus stop in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
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Dublin, Ireland
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Peel castle is not one with huge, threatening walls etc but feels much more the type of castle that you might have wanted to live in with its location and "low rise" structure

Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled here by bus. It was easy to find the bus stops. Peel castle is close to the bus stop in Peel. There isn't a roof to be seen on any of the buildings. Quite a lot of different buildings. Very photogenic. Great views of...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sun was shining the Castle looked impressive & Im a National Trust member so free admittance: Winner: using the hand held info sets happily wandered around for a few hours: sat in the sun listening to the history very pleasant afternoon:

Thank Restless59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intriguing castle dominating the coast lines. Audio guide good but not too wordy. Loads of cannons trained on the town must have had a bloody history

Thank ItalianophileYarm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great castle ruin with self-guided tour that provides an overview of the history of IOM going back to Viking era. Great information about those who inhabited the IOM and the Peel Castle in particular. A great way to start a visit to the IOM.

Thank PJMM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting ruins with great views of peel and coast line. You need the audio tour to get the best out of your visit

Thank alang684
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can safely say this is one of the best Castles I have visited! Yes there are better preserved castles, bigger castles with shops and cafes, but for me this was a true gem overlooking the sea with fantastic views, little nooks and crannies to...More

1  Thank tracylott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably the top attraction to see in Peel so don't miss it. From the marina you can see the castle (in my case it was hidden by ocean fog but cleared throughout the day). Once there pay the 3 quid for the personal...More

Thank cengizg29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Peel Castle is wonderful - it's definitely worth it to pay and go inside the grounds. The views are spectacular and the recorded guide is informative. It was enjoyable to walk around at your own pace. They even had a cute cat sleeping on...More

Thank Kylie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love walking around the outside of the castle (free). This takes in a great view across Peel as well as path along by the rocks on the seaward side. It is worth going into the castle itself, for which there is a charge, but...More

Thank CrumpySeaford
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