St. German's Cathedral Ruins

Peel, United Kingdom

The ruins located within the walls of Peel Castle are those of the former Cathedral of St German. Like the structures throughout the castle grounds, the cathedral's roof is completely missing. Robert Anderson examined the ruins to determine what repairs were required to restore the cathedral, and he reported to the island's Lieutenant Governor in 1877. However, none of the suggested repairs were carried out.

There is a pointed barrel-vaulted crypt below the chancel, measuring 10 × 5 × 3 metres, sloping to the entrance at the east. There is a cemetery in what was once the cathedral's nave.



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Peel, United Kingdom
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom


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Christopher Watkins (10 months ago)
St German's Cathedral is the Cathedral for the island. It is a nice small church. It had a lovely garden that is worth visiting with a lovely sculpture. There are different sections to the garden and it is worth finding each section of garden room. I was very impressive with the quality and ingenuity of the garden rooms and the sculptures within them. The Cathedral Church of Saint German or Peel Cathedral, rebranded as Cathedral Isle of Man, is located in Peel, Isle of Man. The cathedral is also one of the parish churches in the parish of the West Coast, which includes the town of Peel. Built in 1879–84, it was made the cathedral by Act of Tynwald in 1980. After the church service on a Sunday coffee and tea are served for a donation. There is a small book shop when the church is open. There is a toilet at the back of the church near the kitchen.
DEHW (2 years ago)
A very beautiful and welcoming cathedral, with a nice and relaxed feel about it. Lovely stained glass windows, an excellent choir and a lovely two manual pipe organ. Most definitely worth a visit if ever visiting the Isle of Man.
Edward Littlewood (3 years ago)
Lovely cathedral in peel and very nice gardens to see, excellent inside.
John Slater (3 years ago)
Outstanding got soul and body. Music and services of true cathedral standard.
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