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Castle Rushen is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the British Isles. Built 800 years ago for a Viking king, the castle has been a Civil War fortress and the Island’s Victorian prison. Step over the drawbridge and into the intricate architecture of the keep, and you’ll understand how the three-foot thick walls kept people out – and in. The castle sits as a huge statement of power and intent, towering high above the market square and harbours of Castletown, the ancient capital of the Isle of Man.

Castle Rushen – Cashtal Rushen

Opening Times

Open daily from 28th March – 3rd November 2024

9.30am – 4.30pm

Last entry 4pm

Admission

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. Find out more.
  • 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.

About

Castle Rushen is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the British Isles. Built 800 years ago for a Viking king, the castle has been a Civil War fortress and the Island’s Victorian prison. Step over the drawbridge and into the intricate architecture of the keep, and you’ll understand how the three-foot thick walls kept people out – and in. The castle sits as a huge statement of power and intent, towering high above the market square and harbours of Castletown, the ancient capital of the Isle of Man.

With a fully accessible ground floor, every visitor can experience echoes of history within the walls.

Things to do and see

  • Explore the nooks and crannies of a grand fortress
  • Experience the chill of a Victorian prison cell
  • Enter the Treasury, once the most secure room in the Island
  • Hear authentic medieval music
  • See marvellous mythical creatures on the wall-hangings

Location

Address: Castle Street, Castletown, IM9 1LD

Phone: +44 1624 827413

What Three Words: crisps.perfect.littler

Transport: Buses 1, 2, 2A, 8, 11, 11A. Isle of Man Steam Railway Castletown Stop

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