Castletown Things to Do
Balladoole is an ancient monument near to Castletown. Excavation of the site has revealed a number of significant finds including prehistoric flints, Bronze Age burials, Iron Age earthworks, early Christian graves and even a Viking boat burial. An ancient Keeill chapel dating between 900 and 1000AD and a Bronze Age grave dating to 10000 BC have...more
The Manx Aviation and Military Museum is a short distance from Castletown near Ronaldsway Airport. There are three large exhibition rooms with a vast variety of memorabilia representing military, civil and wartime aviation, as well as artefacts outside, including vehicles and machinery. Items include a Bren gun, mannequins in military uniform,...more
The Nautical Museum is home to many different maritime exhibits but its main attraction is The Peggy, a ship which was found in 1935 concealed in a boat cellar. The Peggy had lain undisturbed and undiscovered for 100 years after her owner, Captain George Quayle, had died. The museum is based on the nautical history of the Isle of Man and...more
The Old Grammar School was originally a chapel built about 1200. In 1700 the chapel was turned into a school, with a new extension added. It remained a school until it closed in 1930. It was saved by Manx heritage in the 50's and turned into a tourist site. Everything in the school is how it was left on its last day. There are a number of signs and...more
Castle Rushen stands proudly in the centre of Castletown and is an impressive fortress which was once home to the Kings and Lords of Mann. It was originally built for a Norse king in 1265 and then developed by successive rulers between the 13th and 16th centuries. During this time it was used as a fortress, royal residence, a mint and even a...more
Should you decide to visit Rushen Abbey from Castletown, it's worth walking a few hundred yards north of the abbey to the only mediaeval bridge in the Island, the 14th century Monks' Bridge across the Silverburn. From here it is also possible to take a walk through woodland into Lower Silverdale Glen.more
This chip shop is down one of the narrow streets from the square.
It opens in the morning it as a cafe part we had a meal one night.
The fish chips and peas beter than the cafe in Douglas, the fish was large and not frozen chips. Sitting in Fish chips and peas £6
Favorite Dish: Fish and chips
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