Peel Castle – Cashtal Phurt Ny h-inshey

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Set on St Patrick’s Isle and overlooking Peel Marina is the Island’s majestic fortress, Peel Castle (Cashtal Phurt Ny h-inshey). Within its magnificent walls you will find layer on layer of Manx history.

Peel Castle – Cashtal Phurt Ny h-inshey

Opening Times

Closed for essential winter works and site maintenance.

Further details regarding our 2021 opening times and dates to follow.


Adults + Guidebook £7.50
Adults £4.50
Guidebook £3
Children / Students FREE

Concessions available

Holiday Passes providing multi-site admission.

Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors.
Pre-book in advance.

Free entry available to Isle of Man School children with a valid ACE card.

Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents.

New Annual Passes Purchased before 20 March 2020 

To account for the time we have had to close our sites due to COVID-19 we will be adding an extension onto all original expiry dates.

  • Annual Passes that are due to expire after 20 March 2020 will now expire on Sunday 1 November 2020.
  • Annual Passes purchased from 12 June 2020 will expire on 31 October 2021.

Please note: if you have purchased an Annual Pass and have not yet used it, the pass will be valid for 12 months from the date of first use.

Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport.

Free entry available to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, National Trust, English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland 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, please consult your membership handbook.

Please note: concessions may not apply for special events.


Situated on St Patrick’s Isle, Peel

Peel Castle (Cashtal Phurt Ny h-inshey) was originally a place of worship before becoming the fort of Magnus Barelegs, 11th century Viking King of Mann.

Visit St Patrick’s Church and the Round Tower which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries and step underground into the atmospheric crypt of the 13th century Cathedral of St German.

Stroll the castle’s extensive grounds and climb to the top of the Gatehouse Tower where you can enjoy panoramic views of Peel and beyond as well as entering the 16th century Great Garrison Hall.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss…

  • Purchase the audio guide and listen to Manannan as you explore the castle. Take it home with you to re-live your visit again and again.
  • 10th and 11th Century Church and Chapel of St Patrick and the Round Tower
  • 16th Century Great Garrison Hall.
  • St German’s Cathedral and the cathedral crypt.
  • Gatehouse Tower.
  • Panoramic views of Peel and beyond
  • Look out for the Moddey Dhoo – a ghostly apparition of a black dog which is said to haunt the castle!
  • Seal and basking shark spotting
  • The new Explore Peel Castle guide book helps make complex history of this site clear.
  • The Peel Castle Audio Guide Transcript is available here.


Address: West Quay, Peel, IM5 1TB
Phone: +44 1624 843232

Essential Info

When visiting Peel Castle:

  • Please ask at the entry kiosk for a paper transcript, our audio guides are currently unavailable. You can also download our paper transcript from the below downloads prior to you visit.
  • Please use contactless payments where possible.
  • Please respect other visitors who may still wish to follow social distance measures
  • Please use the hand sanitiser stations provided.

Please always check this page before you travel.

Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult times. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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