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Peel Castle

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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...more
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All reviews audio guide fantastic views wander around own pace sunny day isle of man well worth a visit open air basking sharks lovely walk fascinating history information boards national trust members interesting place manx heritage ruins site
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This is a lovely peaceful castle that is great to wander round and relax on a sunny day. I skipped the audio guide but my friend said it was very good. I enjoyed just walking round in the sunshine. This is probably my favourite place...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jo l
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely worth a visit. Great views of town and sea from all areas of the castle. The audio guide is particularly good, easy to work, every building is numbered and corresponds to the guide. Quite a few steps to climb and walking on grass, so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Northerner802
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. You can walk right around the outside then go inside. Parking is free and there is a little cafe adjoining the car parking, tea coffee hot dogs etc. There’s some steps to sit above the cafe which is lovely to look out...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank J9040BJlisar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peel Castle is a must when visiting the island Friendly greeting and very informative Was given a listening device to activate as you walk around to hear about the castle Ando the views you have are amazing

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to the Isle of Man 25 years or so and pretty much every visit a walk around the outside of Peel Castle was a given. This itself is excellent with the bracing wind whipping in off the sea you could catch site...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Steviefull
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got in free with our English heritage cards but I would definitely pay to go in if I didn't. The ruins are in good condition that you can still walk around them and there is just enough left to Imagen life before. The ruins...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 932nathanaely
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with family. Great views across town. Lots of things to see. Impressive castle remains.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rickypaul2017
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Plenty to see and very interesting not too much mind blowing information. Stunning views. But very steep steps up to it and if like me you struggle with a bad knee it’s quite a difficult terrain but lots of seats around. Well worth the visit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Susipods
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

i was told to take in the castle at peel by a friend. i wasnt disappointed. i found it very informative. lots of history came out of those ruins. i would say to anyone to go and experience the castle. also peel its self is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Global436976
Reviewed February 9, 2019

No matter what the weather a walk around this noble Norman castle remains is a must ! The pathway is a planned walk and takes you around the cliffs , there are some graded steps up the cliff ! The surrounding path takes about 20...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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