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Peel Castle

+44 1624 648000
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Didn't think i was visiting the palace hotel!!!!

I visited this supposedly wonderful attraction with expectations of stories of knight's, kings and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Castletown, United Kingdom
October visit

This is a ruin which sits on a promontory overlooking the town and also out to sea. It can probably... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ges R
Bourne, United Kingdom
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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 6 days ago

I visited this supposedly wonderful attraction with expectations of stories of knight's, kings and impressive middle ages battles, what i got was a short tale about a dead dog that spooks the odd guard once in a blue moon, i mean the back of KFC...More

Thank rkay53
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a ruin which sits on a promontory overlooking the town and also out to sea. It can probably best be appreciated from the beach

Thank Ges R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to find Perl Castle open when we turned up on the off chance, and what an interesting day we had! Stunning views, helpful and pleasant staff, so much history, and even saw seals!

Thank Katie1979
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved our visit exploring the castle and seeing the different parts from various ages of history. Plenty of room for my 4 year old daughter to run around and explore the castle and beautiful views of the beachs and marina.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 1 week ago

People with walking disabilities may find the ground a little uneven. The views from the top are very good providing the weather is fine. National Trust cards are accepted.

Thank johnjoan47
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are National Trust members who have a reciprocal agreement with Manx Heritage so free to visit. the audio guide is well worth the £2 charge. It was windy when we visited but dry. As a lot of the area is grassed it would have...More

Thank Beagle82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle covers quite a large area. There's not much inside the walls still standing, but there is a tower you can climb, and a crypt to go down into. Quite impressive.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views from an amazing place. The little solid state audio guide is well worth the £2. Without the guide you'd miss a lot of the history, as there's a limit to what they can put on information boards.

Thank Nedleif
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buy a £20 Heritage pass and save yourself money. To see each heritage attraction on the Island is between £6 - £10. It takes between half an hour and two hours to see each attraction, you'll soon get to see them all. Like all the...More

Thank GlyderFawr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peel Castle is the must do as well. Full history of the Vikings, Celts and English makes sense when you see it all in this one loction. Need half day.

Thank gregr0berts
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