Castle Rushen

Type:Castle / Fort

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Castle Rushen across the Harbour

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About

In the heart of the Island’s ancient capital this medieval castle holds many stories within its walls. Originally built for a Norse king and later besieged by Robert the Bruce, the castle has been a royal residence, a mint and a prison. Explore its rooms and furnished chambers, hear from the past inhabitants and discover who shaped its future. Climb the spiral staircase to the ramparts for panoramic views.

Guide Prices

Adults £14
Children FREE (all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult).
Students over 18 with a valid Student Card £6.50

Your admission

Adult admission tickets for Castle Rushen include a £1 voluntary donation to Manx National Heritage (Isle of Man registered charity no. 603), supporting our charity’s work in caring for the Isle of Man’s most cherished places and spaces, including historic buildings, landscapes, archives and museum collections. If you do not wish to pay the donation please state to staff that you wish to opt out of the voluntary donation at the ticket desk when paying admission.
Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.
Student discount is available on production of a valid student card.
Group discounts are available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors booked 7 days in advance.
Holiday and Annual Passes – admission is only permitted on production of a valid card. Cards are valid for the named person and are not transferable. ID may also be requested. Free access is for 14 days from the first day of use on a Holiday Pass and 1 Year from first date of use on an Annual Pass for Isle of Man residents.
Free admission is available to children under 18 years of age, persons accompanying a disabled visitor, Go Explore Heritage and Go Platinum Reserve Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport and Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage 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 on our reciprocal arrangements, please consult your membership handbook.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Ramp / Level Access - To the gift shop and first exhibition in the Castle courtyard and the bailey and grounds.

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Approx length of visit - 1.5h
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Major credit cards acceptable
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - For Groups
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Event Venue
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

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

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available
Castle Street, Castletown, IM9 1LD
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Tel+44 (0) 1624 827413

Awards

  • AccoladesUNESCO Biosphere Partner UNESCO Biosphere Partner 2021

Opening Times

Open daily from 9.30am - 4.30pm (28 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)

* Last entry 4pm

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