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Peel Castle

Type:Castle / Fort

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Peel Castle

About

St. Patrick’s Isle was once home to Christian missionaries, Viking warriors and kings. The impressive fortress dominating the Isle was a royal residence, centre of government and military stronghold. Wander the extensive grounds, enjoy panoramic views and let the informative audio guide help you unlock the stories of the castle. 

Constructed by the Vikings in the 11th century, the Castle stands on St Patrick's Isle and remains an impressive feature on the Sunset City's coastline. While no longer used, the red sandstone walls of the castle remain intact and provide an intriguing walk through history as you walk through the ruins of the Castle's Cathedral and Round Tower. 

Over the years there have been many stories about the Castle, including the story of the 'Moddey Dhoo' black dog that roams the halls and old tales of the site being a possible location of the Arthurian Avalon.

The castle has also been the site of many spectacular historical finds, including the 10th century grave of the 'Pagan Lady' which included a well-preserved example of a Viking necklace and a cache of silver coins dating from about 1030 which are now on display in the Viking Gallery at the Manx Museum. 

The Castle also provides panoramic views over Peel and out to the Irish Sea, where you may even be lucky enough to spot the local seals and basking sharks which are often seen nearby. Whatever your interest, you will find layer on layer of Manx history to pique your interest within these ancient walls. 

Guide Prices

Adults £6.00, Children £3.00
Concessions available:
◾Holiday Passes providing multi-site admission. Available from www.manxnationalheritage.im/shop
◾Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport.
◾Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors.
Pre-book in advance.
◾Free entry available to Isle of Man School children with a valid ACE card.
◾Season Passes for Isle of Man residents.
◾Free entry available to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, National Trust, English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland and organisations holding an agreement with Manx National Heritage. Entry available to the named member only on presentation of a valid membership card. Restrictions may apply. For details, please consult your membership handbook.
◾Please note concessions may not apply for special events.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1h
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Group Friendly
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 15
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Opening Times

* To support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Manx National Heritage has postponed opening Peel Castle from 1st April 2020 initially until 1 June 2020 – but will review the situation on a regular basis based on the risk to public health.

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