SC2667 : View from the keep at Castle Rushen

taken 2 years ago, near to Castletown, Isle of Man, Great Britain

View from the keep at Castle Rushen
View from the keep at Castle Rushen
Featuring a shrouded Bridge House, Cain Bridge, King William's College and to the left Ronaldsway airport.
Bridge House is undergoing renovation and construction. Bridge House was for many years the residence of the Quayle family.
The oldest part of the house dates from the early 18th century but its current elongated structure dates from c.1809 when George Quayle, hearing that extensions to Lorne House were being planned, determined not to allow the occupants to overlook his grounds. Accordingly he extended upwards to block out any views from Lorne House.
The house is built from local limestone which is somewhat porous - hence the use of Manx slate to weatherproof the harbour facing elevation. From 1802 the house served as the base for Quayle's Bank - currently it is used as offices but the boat house serves as the Castletown Nautical Museum whose prize exhibit is George Quayle's schooner Peggy, although at the time of my visit it was off-site for renovation.
Lorne House which dates from 1826, was formerly the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man when Castletown served as the Islandís seat of government. A magnificent late Georgian house with distinctive Regency architectural flourishes.
Cain Bridge was named after Manx war hero Major Robert Cain who won the Victoria Cross for his gallantry and leadership at the Battle of Arnhem in 1944.
King William's College (Manx: Colleish Ree Illiam) is an International Baccalaureate HMC independent school for ages 3 to 18.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 20 May, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Educational sites  Country estates  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 266 675 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4606N 4:39.0781W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 263 675
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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