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Things to do in Peel

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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Museums
Owner description: Mythical sea god Manannan guides you through this interactive museum which focuses on the Isle of Man's rich Celtic, Viking... more » Owner description: Mythical sea god Manannan guides you through this interactive museum which focuses on the Isle of Man's rich Celtic, Viking and maritime past. Discover life sized reconstructions of Celtic roundhouses, join the crew of the Odin’s Raven on a Viking longship as it returns from the battle of Clontarf, or find out what life was life in a Viking longhouse. You’ll also hear about the magnificent stone crosses dotted around the Island’s landscape and find out where you can still see them. Explore 19th Century Peel with a walk around the quayside, complete with traditional sights and smells from the Manx kipper yard, and uncover the importance of the sea to the lives of the people on the Isle of Man. During your journey from past to present you’ll also come face to face with characters telling you stories and superstitions from the Island’s past. An attraction not to be missed! « less
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: Situated on St Patrick’s Isle, Peel Castle was originally a place of worship before becoming the fort of Magnus Barefoot – an... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Parks; Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Museums
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: The Cathedral Church of St German was consecrated as a Cathedral relatively recently, though its shared history goes back a... more » Owner description: The Cathedral Church of St German was consecrated as a Cathedral relatively recently, though its shared history goes back a long way with the Cathedral ruin on St Patrick's Isle. Built as a Parish Church in 1893, St German's became the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Sodor and Man in 1980. It is also one of 5 churches that form the Parish of the West Coast, serving the communities in Dalby, Kirk Michael, Patrick, Peel and St John's. « less
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Take a walk on the dark side with our local guides, if you dare. The Douglas Ghost Walk, every Tuesday, The Peel Ghost Walk... more » Owner description: Take a walk on the dark side with our local guides, if you dare. The Douglas Ghost Walk, every Tuesday, The Peel Ghost Walk every Wednesday and The Castletown Ghost walk every Thursday. All weekly walks start the 1st week in July until the last week in November. No walk 31st October due to other events, please enquire. Also the Castle Rushen Experience, The Castle Rushen, The Grove and the Peel Castle Sunset Ghost Hunt. Or The Milntown House or Gaiety Theatre Experience. New for 2012, 'Supper, Spooks and Spirits' an evening of fun and fright,' and the Haunted buildings of Peel tour with a ghost hunt included. « less
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Peel
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This unique Victorian church has a dual role as Parish Church and National Church, and is notable for its use on Tynwald day... more » Owner description: This unique Victorian church has a dual role as Parish Church and National Church, and is notable for its use on Tynwald day as a Court for the Legislature. « less
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Peel
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Bars
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Boat Tours; Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #12 of 12 attractions in Peel
Category: Factory Tours; Museums
A working factory illustrating the curing of herring.
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