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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 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

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.

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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