- Peel, Isle of Man
– Port of the Island) is often called the only 'city' in the
Isle of Manbecause it is the home of the Island's cathedral; legally it is the fourth largest townon the island after Douglas, Onchanand Ramsey. Its population is 3,785 according to the 2001census.
Peel was never
capitalof the Island, but Peel Cathedralis the seat of the Bishop of Sodor and Man. It is the Island's main fishingport.
Peel is often referred to as the "rose red city" or "sunset city" due to the red sandstone used to build the castle and other important buildings. It also faces west and enjoys beautiful sunsets over the
Irish Sea. Peel is a popular seaside destination for Manx citizens and visitors in summer and is noted for its narrow streets of fishermen's cottages and a sizeable promenadeand sandy beach. the Victorian promenade was built on reclaimed land and a small construction line built for this purpose.
Usually, at least one seal can be seen in the harbour or just outside it.
House of Manannanmuseum, the second largest on the island and the Manx Transport Museumare located on the harbour. Additionally, Peel Castleis situated on a small island, St Patrick's Isle, connected to the town by causeway. In 2005, a new floodgate was installed at Peel to retain the waters of the River Neband thus afford the moored boats the ability to float at low tide.
Peel is home to
Queen Elizabeth II High School, and Clothworkers' primary school. It is also the birthplace of the Peel microcars made by the Peel Engineering the only Manx cars ever built.
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* [http://www.isleofman.com/Tourism/Introduction/Towns/Peel.aspx www.isleofman.com] - Information about Peel
* [http://www.peelheritagetrust.net/peel Leslie Quilliam's history of Peel] published by Peel Heritage Trust.
* [http://www.peelonline.net/ Peel Online] –Community website for Peel, including local government information, photographs, events, accommodation, town maps, the library, businesses and the Leece Museum.
* [http://www.peopleofpeel.co.uk/ People of Peel] – Community Forum website for Peel.
* [http://www.valkyrshockeyclub.com Valkyrs Hockey Club] based in Peel.
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