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Peel Castle

Peel
+44 1624 648000
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So glad we went

If you got to Peel, you must go to the Castle. Fascinating history, beautiful views and photo... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kerry R
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Telford, United Kingdom
Beautiful place with beautiful views

I would definitely recommend a visit to Peel castle, fantastic insight into the history with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
isobelmaeve
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Birmingham, 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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I cant say what it was like inside, was able to walk around the castle, as there is a path and stairs, it is a little uneven, so you need to be careful, as the path is agai ts rough and rugged rocks some...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One can't go to Peel without visiting Peel Castle. Great audio tour and friendly informative staff. Don't miss out

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Beautiful place to visit. The ruins are spectacular and the views wonderful. Lovely to wander around on a warm sunny day with so many difference areas of the castle.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Peel Castle is high above the Headland and therefore exposed. The ruins are well preserved and are fairly accessible. However there are some steeps steps in various parts

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely old ruins and excellent for a day out when it’s open. Views out to sea are also stunning. Enjoyable for all the family

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a truly medieval castle, with soft lush terrain you would think your stepping on a bouncy castle,, don't forget to try a crab bap, by the sea, o so delicious. check it out

Thank WILDSURFER2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I have been here hundreds of times to walk our dog, it’s got great views and nice grassy areas for a picnic and great photos to be had....

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky and had beautiful weather for our visit so the views were amazing. The chap on the entrance was super friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Karen R
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