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“The castle with a view”
Review of Peel Castle

Peel Castle
Ranked #2 of 15 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.
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“The castle with a view”
Reviewed 9 September 2010

Peel castle situated on St. Patricks Isle with glorious views of the Irish sea, fenella beach and peel promenade.
There is a nice walk around the outside of the castle, slightly steep on the first part then is fairly even around the remainder of the castle, if your lucky you may even get to see seals and basking sharks.
We did the walk around the castle and then decided to go into the castle. You are given electronic handheld guide,to use these you see various posts with numbers on, which you enter the number in and you can here the history about that part of the castle
There is some uneven ground within the castle so any of those with restricted movement will be limited to where you can go.

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“watch the whales, eat the crab then go for a beer at the Marine”
Reviewed 7 December 2009

The castlle is like everything on the island well preserved and interesting. I personally visit at least once a year and prefer the leisurely walk around the outside of the walls where you can watch the basking sharks and sometimes the whales from the breakwater, close to the town for beer, queenies and kippers too and the adjacent hut on the breakwater 50m from the castle is famous for its crab baps

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