The Isle of Man – Day Four

Today started off a bit showery so we drove to Castletown to visit Castle Rushen, one of Europe’s best preserved mediaeval fortresses. The spiral stone staircases are worth the climb for the views at the top!

Three baby seagulls can be seen on the top of the tower.

The rooms contained sights and sounds (but thankfully not the smells) of castle life!

We drove back to Peel and had a lovely lunch in ‘The Creek’ pub by the harbour.

Creek fish pie

After lunch we popped across the road to The House of Manannan, an interactive museum that uses video, audio and authentic recreations to bring the island’s Celtic and Viking history to life (and this one did include smells!).

Part of the museum is housed in the old railway station building.
The kipper display was very fishy.
Through the window can be seen the pub we had lunch in.
This recreation actually passes through the window to the room behind.

Tomorrow looks to be a lot brighter so we will be off up Snaefell.

Hope you are enjoying the photos

Carol