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Peel Castle Cashtal Purt ny h-Inshey 

Open: Feb 9th - Mar 18th 2013: Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Mar 23rd - May 31st 2013: Daily, 10am - 4pm
Jun 1st - Aug 31st 2013: Daily, 10am - 5pm
Price: PRICES FOR 2013
Peel Castle
Adult: £4.50
Child (under 18): £2.25
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £11
Groups (15 adults, pre-booked): £3.60
Groups (15 adults, un-booked): £4
FREE: Holders of a valid 5 Site Pass, 10 Day Heritage Explorer Pass, ACE Card holders and reciprocal agreement members.

House of Manannan and Peel Castle combined ticket
Adult: £9
Child (under 18): £4.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £22
Groups (15 adults, pre-booked): £7.20
Groups (15 adults, un-booked): £8.10
Disabled: Not suitable
No paths, site grass covered with hills.
Location: Peel
Parking: Ample, close by in Car Park
Suitable: All Ages

History

Peel Castle sits on an islet near the harbour of Peel. Built by William le Scrope in 1392, the castle holds within its walls a wealth of history. Situated on St Patrick's Isle and is believed to be the first place Christianity was brought to the Isle of Man by St Patrick around 1226. The islet site is covered in ruins starting from around 1000 AD.

The cathedral of St German took around 200 years to complete and feel into dilapidation soon after the completion of the current St German's on Derby Road in 1884. The curtain wall was completed in the 14th century.

Location

On the west side of the island near the city of Peel on St Patrick's Isle.

By Vehicle:
Take any roads sign posted to Peel or the west. Once in Peel, drive along the promenade and around the harbour to Peel Castle.

By Bus:
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.

By Railway:
The west side of the Island is not serviced by the Railways. Take a vehicle or bus.

The Site

  • Flanking Tower.
  • Battery.
  • Belfry Tower.
  • St Patrick's Chapel.
  • Guard House.
  • Govway Tower.
  • St German Cathedral.
  • Crypt and old Reliquary of St German.
  • Gatehouse.
  • Gate Pillars.
  • Magazine.
  • Half Moon Battery.
  • Armoury

  • Visiting Peel Castle

    At the Entrance, visitors are given a handheld audio phone. This will be their guide around the Isle (around 7 acres). There is no set route, visitors just walk around where they wish. All the buildings and ruins are marked with numbers which can be keyed into the audio phone to hear a minute long explanation.

    The site is covered in a thick blanket of grass, which is at its best during the spring/summer months. There are no walkways inside the castle walls and viewing the ruins is more of a gentle ramble. Once the inner castle has been visited, do not forget about the path and walkway around the outer wall, which has great views of Peel City and the sea.


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    Castles and Old Churches of the Isle of Man
    Mike Salter
    Folly Publications, Paperback, January, 1997
    ISBN: 1871731283
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    Excavations on St Patrick's Isle, Peel, Isle of Man 1982-88 (Liverpool Monographs in Archaeology&Oriental Studies)
    Margaret Gelling
    Liverpool University Press, Hardcover, 25 July, 2002
    ISBN: 0853233365
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