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Peel Castle

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A great ancient castle.

Dating back to the 12th century, the castle is a partially excavated ruin. The audio tour included... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gwilsonmtnman
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Atmospheric ruins

Lucky enough to visit on a beautiful day. Mid to late afternoon sun certainly help create an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kay C
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dating back to the 12th century, the castle is a partially excavated ruin. The audio tour included with admission was very informative and easy to use. You could wander and listen at the stations you came past, and could skip if you were not interested.

Thank gwilsonmtnman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky enough to visit on a beautiful day. Mid to late afternoon sun certainly help create an atmosphere. Multiple ruins on the site. There is a very informative audio tour available. On a practical there is an entry gatehouse and, hidden away among the ruins,...More

Thank Kay C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have some of the most stunning photos from our tour of Peel Castle. You can see the entire harbor and beach from the Viking-constructed castle. I appreciated the self-guided tour and the souvenirs at the end made for wonderful gifts for our family back...More

Thank RKSheehan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this time with family my son-in-law hadn't been before didn't expect there to be so much to do. Just fell in love with peel castle never thought we'd get him out. Massive convert for the island said I'll be back!

Thank Mrs Eileen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating insight to life years ago. Audio guide provided when you enter. Very easy to use, with numbered vantage points around the site. Easy to understand, with the narration to the point. The castle ruins are spread over a large area, so allow a...More

Thank Bikingdiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a fan of all castles, and Peel Castle is really lovely. You can walk around the exterior of the castle and get great views over the sea and when you enter the castle grounds you are handed a device that you listen to...More

Thank TrishWirral
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something about ruined castles and Peel is no exception. Set on a headland overlooking the harbour and town, St Patrick’s Isle was where St Patrick is reputed to have landed and brought Christianity to the Isle of Man. There are still the remains...More

Thank EESW1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst at Peel we thought we'd have a walk around the outside of the castle starting from an archway by the Breakaway Cafe. Lovely refreshing walk to see the sea and outside of the castle. Recommended

Thank Lambers2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been before first time with son who loved it great way to spend time also great that they give you radios to listen to when walking around also see plenty of wildlife

Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited peel last week. We first went on beach next to castle and collected lots of scallop shells. The castle is a large ruin over looking the town oddly the canons overlook the town and not the sea. Next to the castle is a hillside...More

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