Rating: 9,0/10 (7467 votes)Rushen Castle is a royal castle in Castletown on the Isle of Man, built in the 12th century. In addition to the harbor and towers, the castle houses a museum, court and educational center. The castle began to be built during the period of domination of the Scandinavian princes on the island, who gave it after the Scottish-Norwegian wars of 1263-1266. Scotland. Later the castle passed to the British. In May 1313, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland captured the Isle of Man and Castle Rushen, which became an outpost, blocking the approaches to Scotland. In 1405-1738. The Isle of Man was ruled by the English Stanley family. By the 18th century, the castle lost its protective functions, a mint was organized within it, and later a court. From the end of the 18th century, the castle was used as a prison. At the end of the 19th century, the castle was completely dilapidated; work was carried out on its reconstruction. In 1929, Rushen Castle was taken over by the Isle of Man government. Today it houses a museum.
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Topic: Castle Rushen in Great Britain, Isle of Man.