...Great castle view in a beautiful setting overlooking the Irish sea...a place steeped in history...Thanks a lot James!!
The buildings within the castle are now mostly ruined, but the outer walls remain intact. Excavations in 1982-87 revealed an extensive graveyard as well as the remains of Magnus Barefoot's original wooden fort. The most spectacular finds were the 10th century grave of "The Pagan Lady" which included a fine example of a Viking necklace and a cache of silver coins dating from about 1030.
The Castle's most famous "resident" is the so-called Moddey Dhoo or "Black Dog" ghost.
The 1000th Anniversary of the Tynwald Tapestry