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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DEHW (6 months 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 (2 years ago)
Lovely cathedral in peel and very nice gardens to see, excellent inside.
John Slater (2 years ago)
Outstanding got soul and body. Music and services of true cathedral standard.
John Slater (2 years ago)
Outstanding got soul and body. Music and services of true cathedral standard.
Chris Sullivan (3 years ago)
Good venue for live music and community events. Steeped in history and a cultural must-see.
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