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Peel Castle

Description: Peel Castle occupies St Patrick's Isle which is linked by a causeway to the west coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 42415 48450). Brown's Popular Guide to the Isle of Man of 1876 says, "As for Peel Castle, with its ruined fortress, its churches scarcely yielding in interest to Iona, and haunted by the wildest legends, every one who has seen it will admit that in "Peveril of the Peak" the vivid colouring of "the greatest of all painters who have used the instrument of words" (Sir Walter Scott) has not done more than justice to that hold of ragged stone, girdling the precipitous edge of the isle of Sodor Holme, with its frowning walls, and looking out over the waters of the Ocean, where the ever-living youth of Nature stands in so bright a contrast with monumental decay." (p.6) and "The only attraction which Peel can boast is the magnificent crumbling ruin of its old castle, which is undoubtedly to antiquarians the most interesting of the many antiquities which the Isle of Man contains." (p.131)

NGR Easting: 225000

NGR Northing: 484500


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