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Peel Castle, Peel, Isle Of Man

Number of views as of 16th March 2014 = 620.

Originally constructed by the Vikings, Peel Castle stands on St Patrick’s Isle, which is connected to the town by a causeway. The buildings within the castle are now mostly ruined, but the outer walls remain intact.

Begun in the 11th century, the first Viking fortifications were made of wood. The majority of the walls and towers were built from local red sandstone in the early 14th century.

An unusual feature is the cathedral of St German (pictured), built entirely within the castle walls – this continued to be used well into the 18th century.

The castle remained fortified and new defensive positions were added as late as 1860.

The castle’s most famous “resident” is the so called “Moddey Dhoo” or Black Dog ghost.

The castle is owned by Manx National Heritage and is open to visitors during the summer months.

Date: 31st July 2009.

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The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Nice castle Howard, great colours …

  • Cheers Tom, another grey day I’m afraid. I’m beginning to see the attractions of Greece & the Mediterranean!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    beautiful work Howard.x

  • Thankyou very much Catherine.

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 4 years ago

    A splendid shot Howard Very well detailed,but it does rain in Greece you know mate,Regards Dave.

  • Thanks Dave, is that right? As much as the Isle Of Man?

    – RedHillDigital

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Good shot Howard.

  • Many thanks Jason.

    – RedHillDigital

  • leunig
    leunigover 4 years ago

    Great capture thanks for joining the challenge

  • Thanks very much leunig, I’m pleased to be a part of it.

    – RedHillDigital

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