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Iconic Heritage Sites Open Winter Weekends 11 January 2013

For some great days out this winter, Peel Castle, Laxey Wheel and Castle Rushen are open to the public for weekends from 9 February 2013.

Timed to coincide with the half term break, the weekend openings provide an opportunity for both visitors and local residents to explore three of the Island’s most iconic heritage sites outside of the traditional summer season.

The Great Laxey WheelEdmund Southworth, Director of Manx National Heritage said:

“Late winter and early spring are often a beautiful time of the year on the Isle of Man and we hope that both residents and visitors will enjoy the opportunity to visit Castle Rushen, Peel Castle and Laxey Wheel at this time of year.
Visitors to Laxey Wheel and Castle Rushen will also have the chance to learn about some of the conservation work currently taking place there, including work to the West Tower of Castle Rushen and work on the T-Rocker at the wheel”.

Laxey Wheel, Castle Rushen and Peel Castle will open weekends from Saturday 9 February from 10am to 4pm and will open daily from 23 March 2013. The House of Manannan, Manx Museum, Niarbyl and the Sound are open all year round. All other Manx National Heritage sites open on Good Friday 29 March.

The Island’s Victorian Steam Railway Service will also begin on Valentine’s Day and the Manx Electric Railway will commence services on 9 March.

Admission charges to the Manx National Heritage sites remain unchanged for the 2013 season and local residents planning to undertake multiple visits are encouraged to join the Friends of Manx National Heritage or purchase a Season Pass, which provides access to all Manx National Heritage sites for only £20.

For details available online at www.manxnationalheritage.im.

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