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Castle Rushen

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Great castle

Took my son to the castle, good hour and half to tour round it. Really interesting and well worth a... read more

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Great Castle. Great views.

The panoramic views over Castletown and the surrounding area from the top of Castle Rushen were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Castle Rushen is one of the world’s most finely preserved medieval castles and can be found in the Isle of Man's former capital, Castletown. Once a royal palace, Castle Rushen was home to the Kings and Lords of Mann, with the Castle’s oldest part...more
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Castletown Square, Castletown IM9 1LD
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Reviewed today

Took my son to the castle, good hour and half to tour round it. Really interesting and well worth a visit.

Thank sakigrant
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The panoramic views over Castletown and the surrounding area from the top of Castle Rushen were brilliant. The Castle is run as a museum but the views were the highlight for me.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is really well preserved and visitors gain a very interesting insight into its use as a prison and as a castle. The views from the top are stunning and the dressed rooms provide an excellent idea of what like in the castle would...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an extremely well preserved medieval castle in Castletown on the Isle of Man. You can take the spiral staircase route or a nice straightforward route. My partner did the former and I tried the latter. Plenty of Wall hangings depicting the history and...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is just lovely and so are absolutely all of the staff who were on duty today. Every member of staff we encountered wanted us to feel welcome and went out of their ways to help. I struggle with too many stairs and immediately...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

A superbly preserved ancient monument. It is interesting to visit one of these ancient castles that have not fallen into ruin. This place has been through some tough times, including being used as a prison. It has now been stabilised, and interpretation covers the use...More

Thank SaveTigerNorthants
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Second time here in 15 years, as it was pretty good then. It's a well-preserved castle with some rooms furnished and with manikins to give a better view of the old times compared to a lot of castles just in ruins.

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Steep steps and narrow walkways. Interesting visit and lovely staff. Worth seeing. Felt more could of been done to show the various uses of the castle. Lots of rooms were repetitive. A dark history. Would be nice to see the castle having a happier use...More

Thank 168ja
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Actually just across the street from our Hotel, The George. Looks in good shape from the outside. We went into the gift shop entrance to look around and see what might be in the castle. Were told it is is bare and not furnished and...More

Thank Rbattis
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Castle by the quay in Castletown, so well preserved you won't know you've passed it. Parking on quay with parking disk. The walls towers, rooms, staircases and roof are all as they were hundreds of years ago. Free entry for National Trust etc members. Welcomed...More

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Jack R
27 June 2017|
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Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Jack, Castle Rushen costs £10 to visit. The cost in USD would depend on the exchange rate at the time. Today this would be approx. USD12.77. For best value, we'd recommend purchasing a £20 Holiday Pass which provides... More