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“Peel castle”
Review of Peel Castle

Peel Castle
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Peel
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The ruins of Peel castle are beautiful walking around the grounds on a sunny day don't forget to bring your camera and a warm jacket. The breeze will certainly help you work up an appetite and the views from the top of the hill are spectacular

A place to sit and watch nature at its best. After the castle there are plenty of cafes and tea rooms to enjoy.

Thank Margaretta17
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

A wonderful sight to see set in a lovely quaint town. The knew how to build back in the day, and make it last for hundred of years. How did they do that without the equipment we have in this day and age.

Thank Paulaian
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Set on a promontory across from modern day Peel - we visited on a very windy but sunny Monday in September – whilst the wind whistled around us and the sea crashed against the rocks we were cocooned within the walls to explore the many remaining structures and to conjure up images of what it must have been like to live here – looking out beyond the walls you are rewarded with splendid views of the town, harbour and marina and the other way the waves and white horses whipped up by the wind – free for National Trust members – worth a visit – thank you

Thank PeteD60
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I am not altogether enthusiastic about ruins, but this one is well above the average. The outer wall is almost completely intact, and there are many features within the walls, particularly the old cathedral, that have significant remains. Looking over the wall to the sea, it is hard to imagine anyone trying to attack the castle from that side as there are some serious rocks surrounding it.

Much of the interior is nicely grassed and provides a very pleasant escape.

Thank PeterLanky
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Been to a few castle ruins but this is by far the best.
Spectacular views of the coast and beach.
What a wonderful place I won't forget it in a hurry.

Thank bux58
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