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Peel Castle

+44 1624 648000
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Wild Wet Windy but Beautiful

Peel Castle is high above the Headland and therefore exposed. The ruins are well preserved and are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Beautiful Views

Lovely old ruins and excellent for a day out when it’s open. Views out to sea are also stunning... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie M
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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank allbymyown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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

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....

1  Thank jessiom
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.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Went to peel got a taxi a1 very good firm they took use there and brought use back from there unfortunately we missed the castle tour by 1 day so we are planning to go back a bit of history for you they say the...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a stunning castle in beautiful surroundings. However it was a bit of a disappointment having visited castle Rushen the day before which gives much better information and has better displays. Strongly advise the purchase of the manx heritage holiday pass (£20 adult, £10...More

Thank Daffodil63
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Never went into the Castle but the views from outside are pretty unreal, Also don't miss the sun setting on this side of the island, it's worth it.

Thank Dekneill
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Simply stunning. Get the audio guide for £2 - it's well worth it. There's such a lot to look at. And then go and climb up Peel hill and eat your sarnies!

Thank vintagecentral
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I visited this supposedly wonderful attraction with expectations of stories of knight's, kings and impressive middle ages battles, what i got was a short tale about a dead dog that spooks the odd guard once in a blue moon, i mean the back of KFC...More

Thank rkaykaymond53
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