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Peel Castle

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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 5 days ago
Michael B
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Dublin, Ireland
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Great few hours

The sun was shining the Castle looked impressive & Im a National Trust member so free admittance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Restless59
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Bournemouth, 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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“audio guide” (74 reviews)
“fantastic views” (13 reviews)
“wander around” (13 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days 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
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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:

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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

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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.

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As members of the National Trust , we were given free entrance. The hand held audio guide was useful. Enjoyed the walk near the walls , looking at both the buildings inside and the amazing views over the bay, filled with wildlife. Particularly enjoyed seeing...More

Thank Lindrick2018
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