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

Open daily from 1 April – 31 October 2023

11am – 3pm


Adults £9

Children FREE

Students over 18 with a valid Student Card half price.

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dogs welcome: Dogs on a lead are welcome.

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

Concessions available

Holiday Passes for visitors.

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

Free entry available to children aged 5 to 18 with a current student card, including tours.

Student entry half price with a current student card, including tours.

Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents.

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.

Things to do and see

Don’t miss…

  • Borrow an audio guide and listen to Manannan as you explore the castle.
  • 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.
  • 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 Explore Peel Castle guide book to help make the 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

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.

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