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Peel Castle

By TrevBatWCC    
Continuing along East Quay Road past the harbour and crossing Fenella Bridge to West Quay Road, headed towards Peel's castle. Originally constructed by Vikings in the 11th century, Peel Castle stands on and occupies most of St Patrick's Isle. It's connected to the town by a causeway, which forms part of the West Quay Road, from where these two images were captured. The road continues round to the right of the castle, past Peel's RNLI Lifeboat Station, and on to the Breakwater Pier (which can be seen in the background to the right of the castle in the lead image).
The Castle was closed at the time, re-opening on 1st April – or would have been had it not been for the Coronavirus… 🥺
(images taken 18/03/2020)

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Castle Architecture Peel Isle of man Landscape and travel architectureIsle of Man

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Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2020 9:58AM
Impressive Castle Trev - definitely a lot of historic buildings in IOM.
Wondering if I'll ever get there or anywhere ever again?
You did well to get so much of the castle in the frame!

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
24 Apr 2020 10:00AM
Interesting... considering most British and Irish castles are 12th century...had always imagined the, Normans were the first builders...

Great shots 😁
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2020 10:57AM
Surprised the Vikings had time to to build this, what with all that pillaging and stuff Trev.
Peter Grin
24 Apr 2020 11:05AM
Excellent set and great narrative Trev.
Take care

Lory Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
24 Apr 2020 11:18AM
A great looking Castle. Two excellent photos
brian17302 8 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2020 11:23AM
Great images, well composed, Trev
24 Apr 2020 11:54AM
Two great shots Trev. I think version 1 could almost be a postcard.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
24 Apr 2020 12:13PM
Great couple of images of this impressive looking castle, Your shots of the IOM make me want to visit, I'll probably have to wait a while though.
24 Apr 2020 12:24PM
an impressive location and excellent shots, love the image construction in v.1
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
24 Apr 2020 12:42PM
...and you can walk all the way around it. I hope you tried the queen scallops whilst you were there, Trev.
Two lovely captures Trev.
Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
24 Apr 2020 1:10PM
Two beautiful photos Trev!

Arne Smile
24 Apr 2020 2:04PM
Two excellent images
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
24 Apr 2020 2:47PM
Very impressive castle. Two very good captures of it.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2020 4:34PM
Beautiful location, lovely images...
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LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2020 5:46PM
Two very fine shots.
11 10 10 England
24 Apr 2020 9:38PM
Two great images Trev taken and presented with your usual care and expertise.
24 Apr 2020 10:26PM
Lovely images Trevor! 🙂
25 Apr 2020 6:30PM
Two excellent images of this ancient building, Trev - to think that those stones were hewn, dressed and used as building blocks all those years ago is quite amazing!

25 Apr 2020 7:13PM
Two excellent captures Trev..Lin
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
26 Apr 2020 3:55PM
a beautiful and great looking castle - two excellent captures
dales Plus
4 10 Australia
28 Apr 2020 1:49PM
A very impressive structure Trev , terrific images

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