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Review of Castle Rushen

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 4 January 2018

It is a while since we last visited the castle and I wasn't that bothered about going back BUT how wrong I was. It was a terrible day with wind blowing the rain with a vengence (late summer !!!!) but the welcome at the castle was both warm and hearty. All the staff we met were fantastic.
The "welcome" film was informative and enjoyable. The castle is bursting with displays and information boards.
The view from the roof is spectacular and wett worth being windswept.
I'm glad I went back

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Randoman1
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"information boards"
in 19 reviews
"isle of man"
in 48 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 32 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 21 reviews
"national trust"
in 15 reviews
"one way system"
in 6 reviews
"preserved medieval"
in 9 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 6 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 5 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 6 reviews
"british isles"
in 7 reviews
"short film"
in 6 reviews
"free entry"
in 11 reviews
"in excellent condition"
in 5 reviews
"helpful staff"
in 9 reviews
"manx heritage"
in 9 reviews
"two hours"
in 7 reviews

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This castle is definitely ready for war, an absolutely magnificent castle, you can get a good view from up there too,,

check it out

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The tour guide people were very helpful and full of knowledge about the castle
There are loads of rooms to have a look around and lots of interesting information

Well worth the stair climb to the top the views are amazing and the Bell right at he top is lovely :-)

Nice little shop too with reasonable prices my son wanted a sword and armour when we left

Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Louise L
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This castle is stunning. We loved it. There are rooms with medieval tableaus; spectacular views; excellent and informative exhibitions (ESPECIALLY the prison one!). And as usual at Manx National Heritage sites, the staff are simply wonderful - warm, friendly and welcoming. Especially Marron - we loved talking to him! And Gill on the front desk. These people are assets to the company.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank vintagecentral
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

First time here.
The staff were excellent and helpful.
Needs a lot of money to do the repairs that are much needed especially when raining like it did yesterday.
The various displays and room settings did try to make you understand the associated history. Lots of stairs, so not for everyone but most enjoyed.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank DS2210
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