Peel Castle

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Set on St Patrick’s Isle and overlooking Peel Marina is the Island’s majestic fortress, Peel Castle.  Within its magnificent walls you will find layer on layer of Manx history.

Peel Castle

Opening Times

Open Daily

4 Nov ’17 – 29 Mar ’18 – Closed for Winter
30 Mar ’18 – 25 May ’18 – 10am – 4pm
26 May ’18 – 2 Sept ’18 – 10am – 5pm
3 Sep ’18 to 4 Nov ’18 – 10am – 4pm

5 Nov ’18 to 31 Mar ’19 – Closed for Winter
1 Apr ’19 to 24 May ’19 – 10am – 4pm
25 May ’19 to 1 Sept ’19 – 10am – 5pm
2 Sep ’19 to 3 Nov ’19 – 10am – 4pm

Admission

Adults £6.00
Children £3.00

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.
  • Season 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.

About

Situated on St Patrick’s Isle, Peel

Peel Castle was originally a place of worship before becoming the fort of Magnus Barefoot, 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.

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