Pictures of Peel
This beautiful island has a rich heritage of the stirring days when the island was inhabited by the Celts and the Vikings. This is epitomised in the wild and windswept moors, glens and towering cliffs that combine to make this a place of intregue and enchantment that miraculously appears like a splendid jewel from an often turbulent sea.
Peel sits serenly on the west coast of the island, it is an old fishing port with a lovely old harbour and winding streets. Fishing continues here to this day, and the harbour is continually thronged with a mixture of gaily painted fishing boats and pleasure craft, all jostling for position as they make their way towards the open sea. This lovely beach side town is often referred to as a City, this has less to do with size than it is to do with it's lovely old Cathedral church which is well worth a visit. Also worth seeing is the romantic ruinous castle dating from 1392 and from this vantage point there are magnificent ocean views. Peel offers sun worshippers the haven of a soft, golden sandy beach and for those who like their evening saunter, there is a wide sweeping promenade.
This is an island of myths and legends and an enjoyable evening can be spent in any of the local inns where a willing landlord will regale you with tales of smuggling and daring deeds from the past.
(9.4 miles, 15.2 km, direction SE of Peel)
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