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A Walk Around Castletown

Type:Town Walk

Castle Rushen and Harbour


Grading: Leisurely 

Take a stroll around the ancient capital of Mann and discover the interesting facts and stories that this town has to tell. Capital of the Island until 1869, Castletown is made up of small winding streets, picturesque fishing cottages along the harbour and a Viking castle that towers over the centre of the town. 

Visit the famous Castle Rushen, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the world and listen to stories of the Lords of Mann that once resided there as well as the varied and fascinating history of this market town. Walk along the harbour which home to the world-famous Tin Bath Races as well as the site of the old Brewery and the large fishing vessels from its days as a thriving fishing port. 

On the trail you can also see various curiousities and attractions, such as the Nautical Museum, Old House of Keys and Hango Hill, which was an old execution site and now provides stunning views across Castletown Bay to Langness Lighthouse in the distance. 

The walk is mostly flat and takes around one hour to complete. 

There are various cafes and restaurants along the way to stop for a bite to eat, and public toilets can be found at the Castletown Civic Centre off Market Square or at the Train Station just along the river. 



  • Distance: 1-5 Miles
  • Grade: Easy/ Leisurely

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Activity
Start: Castle Rushen, Castle St, Castletown, IM9 1LA

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