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Castle Rushen

Castletown Square, Castletown
+44 1624 648000
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Interesting castle, very well preserved

Were staying in Douglas and used the buses to travel which were very easy to use. Stop outside... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lindrick2018
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Worksop, United Kingdom
Highly recommende

Being local we visit the castle about once a year & always enjoy it. It is one of the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
manxmanpaul
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Isle of Man
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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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Castletown Square, Castletown
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"information boards"
in 18 reviews
"isle of man"
in 45 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"spiral staircase"
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"staff on hand"
in 4 reviews
"national trust"
in 13 reviews
"answer questions"
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"medieval times"
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"surrounding countryside"
in 5 reviews
"preserved medieval"
in 8 reviews
"informative displays"
in 4 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 6 reviews
"british isles"
in 7 reviews
"in great condition"
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"manx heritage"
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"english heritage"
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"helpful staff"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Were staying in Douglas and used the buses to travel which were very easy to use. Stop outside castle! Members of national trust so entrance free. As we walked in we were met by the guide, Lester, who was so friendly and so knowledgeable about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being local we visit the castle about once a year & always enjoy it. It is one of the best maintained castles in Europe & is well worth a visit as each & every rooms location & use is explained & there are many exhibits...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here and am pleased we did. It was very informative throughout. The staff were friendly and helpful. Beware if you are tall( as my husband is) it can be quite a tight fit and remember to duck when entering rooms.At the time of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I visited on Thursday 31st having traveled on The Isle of Man Steam Railway to Castletown. You need to be OK with stairs to fully explore the castle via spiral staircases - Visitor toilets were on the ground floor in the moat...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Castle Rushden, Rushden Abbey and Old School, all closed when a group of us bought the £25 ticket, not impressed at all, was supposed to be open, and it was a Saturday. Don't by the all holiday pass, waste of money.

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

What a fantastic Isle of Man attraction. The staff were friendly, very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble.

Thank extremered
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

You just need to go. Fantastic and gives you an amazing feel of what it was like 100s of years ago. Great to view Manx heritage.

Thank David D
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Pleased we stopped off in Castletown to visit the castle. Lots of atmosphere and the exhibition gives a good account of what the castle has been like through the ages. Very friendly staff and the view from the roof excellent. Well worth the visit.

Thank WhereU2
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Reviewed January 4, 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...More

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Reviewed December 4, 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

Thank WILDSURFER2018
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Jack R
June 27, 2017|
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Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Jack, Castle Rushen costs £10 to visit. The cost in USD would depend on the exchange rate at the time. Today this would be approx. USD12.77. For best value, we'd recommend purchasing a £20 Holiday Pass which provides... More
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