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Castle Rushen

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Address: Castletown Square, Castletown
Phone Number: 01624 648000
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Description: Castle Rushen is one of the world’s most finely preserved medieval castles...
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.
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Cool little castle

The exhibitions are a little tired, but the latest addition of information and artefacts from the period when the castle was used as a gaol for women in the 1880s was fascinating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The exhibitions are a little tired, but the latest addition of information and artefacts from the period when the castle was used as a gaol for women in the 1880s was fascinating. It's atmospheric and fun.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Rushen Castle was a delight. You really felt you were stepping back in time and could almost sit down and enjoy the meal that was laid out. I was very pleased to find that the rout had been designed so that there was no need to pass other people on the narrow stairways. I have previously found this very difficult... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As I approached Castletown after disembarking from the speedy steam railway the castle was clearly noticeable but was nowhere near as imposing as many other famous castles on the mainland. It's relative small structure does not really draw you in but I decided to give tour the go-ahead after having had a nosey around the impressive portcullis entrance and gift... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting the castle. It wasn't a ruin like most castles but there were many rooms, some furnished with dummies dressed in clothes to fit the period. There were plenty of stairs to go up, so if you aren't good with stairs it is not for you. There was a school party there on the day I went,... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is another must in this island, it is very well preserved and has lost of information. It has great views of the coast and town. Take into consideration that there are plenty of steps that you need to cover to get around. I had a sometime before taking the bus to the Airport (1 hour) and it was ok... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

11 june 2015 it was during tt that i visited this charmin castle it was well sign posted well lit a ggood crattor and an excellent shop for buying gifts

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This castle is in my view the jewel in the crown of the Isle of Man. It is in the former capital of the Island, Castletown, which is a picture postcard place in it's own right. The castle is in immaculate condition and the guides who work there are both very knowledgeable and friendly. The castle has a clock that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

One of the best preserved Medieval Castles in the World and surely the most interesting. Perched on the sea, this castle tells the story of the Isle of Man, and in some ways of Britain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

very well preserved medieval castle that tells the story of the Isle of Man It takes around 2 hrs to visit and entry is reasonable. it has an army of people making sure you see everything, very welcoming and helpful. Impressive building and I would recommend a walk in the walls to take in the scenery of Castletown

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Amherst
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Worth visiting although video is a bit dated. But a very nice tour and worth going to. Takes about an hour to go thru.

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Additional Information about Castle Rushen

Address: Address: Castletown Square, Castletown
Phone Number: 01624 648000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Castletown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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