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Douglas – Isle of Man - Cregneash & Castle Rushen

Depart the ship and travel via the ‘Plains of Heaven’ – the elevated highway which bisects the island running East to West and which is magnificently scenic – and the Southern Hills which offer panoramic views of the south of the Island down to Cregneash. This is a hamlet of whitewashed, stone-walled, thatch-roofed crofter’s cottages, just as they were in 1900; a heritage site locked in a time warp. The location has been used for movie makers on several occasions, most famously for the acclaimed film ‘Waking Ned’.

After a short stop here, travel the southeast road to Castletown, the original capital of Mann until 1869. It takes its name from the magnificent Castle Rushen which stands alongside the harbour. Castle Rushen is the best example of a medieval castle in the British Isles, and served as the residence of the last Norse King of Man, who died here in 1266. The exact date on which it was built is unknown, though it is believed to be around 1200. Part of the castle was destroyed in a siege by Robert the Bruce in 1313, but was rebuilt by Sir William de Montacute in 1344. Enjoy a visit here today with your guide.

Afterwards, return to your ship via the legendary ‘Fairy Bridge’.

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Tours in Douglas

Tynwald & Peel Scenic Tour
Cregneash & Castle Rushen

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