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Peel Castle

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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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All reviews audio guide fantastic views wander around own pace sunny day black dog isle of man well worth a visit open air lovely walk fascinating history information boards national trust members interesting place manx heritage ruins site
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i was told to take in the castle at peel by a friend. i wasnt disappointed. i found it very informative. lots of history came out of those ruins. i would say to anyone to go and experience the castle. also peel its self is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Global436976
Reviewed 9 February 2019

No matter what the weather a walk around this noble Norman castle remains is a must ! The pathway is a planned walk and takes you around the cliffs , there are some graded steps up the cliff ! The surrounding path takes about 20...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen N
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Castle closed. So walked outside the castle on the cliff top path to Fenella beach. Windy. Watched fishing boat we had seen earlier berth in the harbour

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnwQ1928NJ
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I visited Peel Castle one windy sunrise during my Isle of Man trip and it did not disappoint. Such a great area of open space surrounded by the sea which on one side is a shade of blue you’d see in the tropics. Beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
9  Thank brodieknibbs
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Steep access steps make this unsuitable for people with restricted mobility, but once inside it was a charming castle. We enjoyed having the recorded commentary at each view point, and the stories brought the history of the castle to life. Very pleasant afternoon out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YvonneM1007
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We had a very interesting visit here. Visitors follow a self-guided audio tour around the ruins. This can be taken at your own pace with no particular order to follow. The children aged 9 and 12 followed the audio guide without any problems.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emma W
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This is a very large ruined castle in Peel. A lot of grassy areas which made the visit better for me as I am very nervous on the steps of these ruined castles. We opted for the self guided audio tour. There are plenty of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet H
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to have a walk around to explore a ruined castle. The audio self-guided tour was informative and helped to really bring the story to life.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cakesandtravel
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Good audio guide enhanced visit. Large area to stroll round with numbered posts for the audio guide to lead you through the the areas and history. Really good views. Interesting enough to visit again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 5 October 2018

One of the highlights of a visit to the Isle of Man. The audio tour is interesting, pointing out most of the history without being long-winded. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2018
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