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Peel Castle – Cashtal Phurt Ny H-Inshey

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As fascinating as it is beautiful, St Patrick’s Isle in Peel is one of the most important historic and religious sites in the British Isles. The biggest and most complex heritage site on the Isle of Man enclosed within a 700m long curtain wall, there are almost two hectares of fortifications built over 700 years, together with a cathedral, a church, chapels and cemeteries.

Peel Castle – Cashtal Phurt Ny H-Inshey

Opening Times

Open daily from 28th March – 3rd November 2024

11am – 4pm

Last entry 3.30pm

 

Peel Castle will be open daily for extended hours in June, July and August

11am – 5pm

Last entry 4.30pm

Admission

Adults £11

Children FREE (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Students £5 (over 18 with a valid Student Card)

 

Your admission

  • Adult admission tickets for Peel Castle 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

As fascinating as it is beautiful, St Patrick’s Isle in Peel is one of the most important historic and religious sites in the British Isles. The biggest and most complex heritage site on the Isle of Man enclosed within a 700m long curtain wall, there are almost two hectares of fortifications built over 700 years, together with a cathedral, a church, chapels and cemeteries.

Things to do and see

  • Discover the castle and its buildings, high above the sea on this ancient Island
  • Step back one thousand years and visit St Patrick’s Church
  • See the round tower built 900 years ago to give protection against raiders
  • Creep down the steps to the crypt in the Cathedral of St German, built 800 years ago
  • Experience all areas of the castles history and key periods with the audio guide to bring it to life
  • Watch for the ghostly black dog, or moddey dhoo in Manx, said to haunt the isle
  • Keep an eye out to sea to spot seals

Location

Address: West Quay, Peel, IM5 1TB

Phone: +44 1624 843232

What Three Words: doctor.puzzles.spine

Transport: Buses 4, 4A, 5, 5C, 6, 6A

Essential Info

Please note, Peel Castle is an open-air heritage site with stepped entry and uneven ground. Please take care on your visit and read our Access Guide below if you have any other queries.

Dogs welcome: Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Drone Policy: The flying of drones is not permitted from or over Peel Castle.

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