Castletown

      town and ancient capital of the Isle of Man (Man, Isle of), one of the British Isles, on Castletown Bay, which is formed by the River Silver Burn. Castle Rushen, perhaps founded in 947–960 by Godred the Dane, is essentially Norman, largely rebuilt in the 14th century, with 16th-century additions. It was the residence of the lords of Man until the 18th century. The massive, square keep, or strongest part, is surrounded by an outer wall with towers and moat. Nearby is the restored House of Keys, seat of the Manx parliament until its removal to Douglas in 1874. King William College (endowed 1668) is just northeast. Beyond Derby Haven is the Isle of Man Airport at Ronaldsway. Tourist attractions include a nautical museum and the Witches Mill museum of witchcraft. Pop. (2006) 3,109.

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