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Peel Castle

Peel
+44 1624 648000
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Such a wonderful place

This castle is interesting with nooks and crannies all over the site. There is a choice of an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandrea M
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south staffs
Beautiful Castle, very photogenic.

Spent a day here, staff very helpful and you will be given a hand held set to tour the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helkoryo1
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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 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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“sunny day” (25 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This castle is interesting with nooks and crannies all over the site. There is a choice of an audio tour to fill you in with the history of the site which goes back 4000 years. breathtaking views across the bay.

Thank Sandrea M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a day here, staff very helpful and you will be given a hand held set to tour the grounds and listen at your leisure, plenty of photo opportunites, the recordings make interesting listening .. oh and there are toilets available at the back right...More

Thank Helkoryo1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a gloriously sunny day I spent a very happy time wandering round this ruined castle. With lovely sea views it was impressive. A good audio guide accompanied me. I would highly recommend a visit. Peel is a delightful place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you Can’t visit Peel without doing the Peel Castle walk especially at Sunset on a good day. Peel has fantastic sunsets - don’t forget your camera ! and Look out for sea lions !

Thank JoAnthony
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peel castle is by far my favourite location on the island. I have visited in rain,wind and sun (maybe one day in snow) I am never disappointed. Yes the audio tour is the same but it is in the price and is very informative. So...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived we were asked by the curator if we were National Trust members as the UK National Trust and Manx Heritage have a reciprocal agreement which admits its members to each other's properties without charge - something worth knowing. We were given audio...More

Thank crispy068
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Lovely castle to visit even o Windy day. Great staff. Great audio tour. More to see than you think. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The first day we were going to visit it rained all day so we were hopeful we could try again with better weather and glad we did! I had been here as a youngster but glad I revisited to refresh my memory of the history...More

Thank MrsKJoB
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

If you got to Peel, you must go to the Castle. Fascinating history, beautiful views and photo opportunities. On arrival you will get a handheld that you can use at various points around the site to get an audio description. This is really helpful and...More

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I would definitely recommend a visit to Peel castle, fantastic insight into the history with the audio guide and fantastic views of Peel and the ocean. The walk around the castle is also highly recommended.

Thank isobelmaeve
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