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      Room with a lovely view over Douglas Bay, very good breakfast and friendly owners. Perfect location for exploring Douglas and the IoM....
      07 Nov 2018read review
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      My wife and myself had a fantastic 5day stay at Englewood Lodge B&B.Margaret was a true superhost who could not do enough for us both....
      22 Aug 2018read review
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      .We are regular visitors to Englewood Lodge, a fabulous place, we have never been disappointed. Margaret is the perfect host....
      10 Apr 2018read review
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      What a great B&B. Stayed for a couple of nights. Wish it could of been longer. Englewood Lodge is in a great location overlooking Douglas Bay.Ten minute drive from the ferry....
      27 Mar 2018read review
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      I stayed one night and found the room clean and well equipped. The couple who own the hotel were very friendly and welcoming. They answered any questions and provided advice....
      08 Dec 2017read review
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Castle Rushen

Dominating Castletown, the old capital of the Isle of Man, Castle Rushen is the best example in the British Isles of a medieval castle. One of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe, the magnificent Castle Rushen is believed to have been built around 1200 (although the exact date is unknown). Part of the castle was destroyed when Robert the Bruce successfully captured it in 1313, but was virtually rebuilt by Sir William de Montacute in the mid-14th century.By the 15th there had been many enhancements including a more substantial gatehouse at the northern section of the curtain and a drawbridge spanned the inner bailey.

The out wall of the site is 25ft high and 7ft thick, inner wall of the keep 12ft thick at the base, and the main northern tower is 80ft high. Few Kings or Lords spent much time at Castle Rushen before the 16th century and it was largely inhabited by soldiers and government officials. It has had many uses over the years from the island prison, an administrative centre, a mint and a court. The Manx National Heritage transformed Castle Rushen for visitors, today the fascinating castle offers 'living displays' and re-enactments of the Middle Ages. There is a film presentation before walking around the castle and in the large courtyard, wooden buildings, stocks, and canons.

The steep and narrow stairs take you around the curtain wall, and most of the stairs are narrow spirals staircases. Inside many of the rooms have been authentically furnished to reflect different time periods in the history of the castle, with audio effects to enhance the experience. There are murder holes to see, prison cells and dungeons to explore, discover it all from dungeons to clock tower. There is no guided tour, but the route is clearly marked and there are guides along the way to answer questions or point out where to go next. All the rooms open for viewing have signs, and the site also includes a mini museum and heritage shop.

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Ballacricket Farmhouse B&B
Ballacricket, Ronague, Castletown, Isle of Man, GB
Ballacricket Farm is tucked away in the countryside in the south of the Island at Ronague. It's within easy reach of the airport which is only 5 miles from the airport and 13 miles from Douglas. A working dairy farm, family run, we offer modern facilities with the warmth of a genuine Manx Farmhouse. Enjoy our comfortable rooms and hearty breakfasts. We try to cater for all tastes and use Manx Products wherever possible.
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