Peel Travel Guide

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Peel Things to Do

  • See the seals

    You can often see seals in and around Peel harbour. One of the best places to see them is at the edge of the harbour, walk down past the castle and keep going past the lifeboat station. There is a snack bar here that has some tables and chairs set up, so you can have a rest, enjoy a coffee and watch the harbour goings on. There are also steps here...

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  • Moore's Traditonal Museum (Kipper...

    The Island, particularly Peel, has a long history of herring curing and Moore's Kipper factory was established in 1884. The factory took herring straight from the boats moored in the harbour and processed the fish as fast as they could. At one time over 150 people worked in the factory, producing tons of kippers a day. After they are cut the fish...

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  • The Leece Museum

    The Leece Museum is dedicated to the history of the town of Peel and houses artefacts, photographs and documents which specifically relate to Peel. The museum tells the story of the town including documents, records, photographs, models and artefacts relating to the boats and crew that operated from Peel. The museum has kept many of its original...

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  • Peel Castle

    Situated on St Patrick’s Isle, Peel Castle was originally a place of worship before becoming an 11th century Viking fort. The Castle remained a royal residence and the centre of the island’s government for 200 years until it moved to Castle Rushen. A lot of the site is now rubble and some is gone completely but there is still lots to see as you...

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  • The Manx Transport Heritage Museum

    The Manx Transport Heritage Museum is small (60 square metres in size) but still informative with a wealth of exhibits, including models, exhibits, photographs and unique artefacts which show the varying modes of transport used on the Island over the decades. There’s a model train and railway, memorabilia from the ferries, buses and motoring world...

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  • House of Manannan

    The House of Manannan in Peel is an absolutely fantastic museum, which uses state of the art display techniques, room settings and interactive exhibits to take you on an interactive and exciting journey through the Island’s history. It starts with a welcome from sea god Manannan in a video presentation and then you walk through the museum from room...

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Peel Transportation

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    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 15, 2005

    This was Peel station in 1968. Now a beer bottle depot, at least the station architecture still survives. From Peel the railway used to run to Douglas via St. Johns junction.

    The railway still runs from Douglas to Port Erin with the original steam trains.

    If you liked the above picture more are available in my Douglas travelogue
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Peel Local Customs

  • Watch out for Moddey Dhoo

    When visiting Peel castle look out for the Moddey Dhoo, a ghostly black dog who is said to have once wandered the castle and frightened the guards who were on duty. You will hear more of the legend of Moddey Dhoo during your visit to Peel castle.

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  • Viking invasion.

    Occasionally you may be forgiven for checking your eyesight if you look at Peel harbour at certain times of yesr and see it full of Viking longboats.On certain dates, (check with the Ilse of Man Tourist Board), Viking celebrations take place at Peel and replica longboats crowd the harbour. A fantastic sight. Take your camera.

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Peel Off The Beaten Path

  • Corrin's Tower

    Corrins Tower is on the hill overlooking Peel. It is 4 stories high and was built in the early 19th century for Thomas Corrin, who owned the hill and lots of nearby land. The hill was one of his favourite places and next to the tower in a small graveyard where he laid his wife and two of his children to rest. There are also inscriptions and...

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  • Motor cycle museum

    Halfway up the mountain of Snaefell is a halfway stop for the mountain railway from Laxey to the summit called simply 'The Bungalow'. This houses a unique motor cycle museum composed on numerous makes that the names of which have now faded into history.There is a good Cafe there too, where refreshments can be taken. Also, the views from this point...

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  • Isle of Man parliament.

    Between Douglas and Peel stands the remains of the old parliament of the Isle of Man. Tynwold hill. It stands today as a reminder of those far off days of the outdoor debating forum of the island.

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