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Castle Rushen
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Owner description: Castle Rushen is one of the world’s most finely preserved medieval castles and can be found in the Isle of Man's former capital, Castletown. Once a royal palace, Castle Rushen was home to the Kings and Lords of Mann, with the Castle’s oldest part dating back to the time of Magnus, last Norse King of Mann. Later on, Castle Rushen served as an administrative centre, a mint, a law court and for over 100 years until the late 19th Century, as a prison. Today, spectacular displays illustrate the Castle at various times in history, with figures in period costume, historical furnishings and wall hangings, realistic food, contemporary music and medieval speech brining the Castle’s medieval and 17th Century periods to life. Also nearby in Castletown, you can also enjoy the Old House of Keys, the Nautical Museum and The Old Grammar School, whilst only a short drive away, the ancient ruins of Rushen Abbey can also be enjoyed.
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Visited here with a friend and really enjoyed it. Was a bit cold the day we went but that didn't matter as there was only a few other people there. Very dark in some rooms and the stone stairways can be very steep and narrow so be careful. The place has real character and good views over yhe Castletown rooftops. You won't be disappointed but if your taking little ones with you keep an eye on them.

Thank Ray W
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

A complete contrast from Peel Castle, this one has many rooms intact. Dark and very atmospheric, it is however, very interesting. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. Views from the top of the towers are spectacular on a fine day.

Thank ImperialCrimson
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

fabulous reconstruction of some of the rooms and ability to visit most parts of the castle, right up to the ramparts.

Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Really helpful staff. Lovely old castle with lots to see and beautiful views. Well worth a visit. Mind you some of those staircases are a tad tight!

Thank GoodHolsNeeded
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

This is a superb little castle with so much of it still in tact. I visited it when I was 6 years old and so 45 years later I wondered if I would still be as impressed by my powerful childhood memories of it. I wasn't disappointed. So many rooms and staircases to explore with interesting information boards. Great atmosphere about the place and the views from the battlements are pretty stunning.

Thank NeilWilliams
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