Peel's big attraction is the ruin of the 11th-century Peel Castle, stunningly positioned atop St Patrick's Island and joined to Peel by a causeway. There's an audio guide available to help you make sense of the ruin…
The House of Manannan museum uses interactive displays to explain Manx history and its seafaring traditions. It includes reconstructions of a Viking longship and longhouse and a Celtic roundhouse.
For a better-than-average bite, head to this sea-dog kind of pub on the waterfront. It has a good bar menu, including Manx queenies (scallops served with white cheese sauce).
A four-tiered hill that is one of the island's most distinctive landmarks, Tynwald Hill is where, on July 5, the annual open-air meeting of the parliament takes place.