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It is known the Castletown already existed in 1090, which makes it one of the oldest towns in the British Isles. It used to be the capital of the island before Douglas.
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== Transport ==
 
== Transport ==

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Castletown is a town in the Isle of Man. In 2001, the population was 3100 inhabitants. Castletown is the historical capital of the island.

Geography

Castletown is located in the south of the island, on the coast.

History

It is known the Castletown already existed in 1090. It used to be the capital of the island before Douglas.

Transport

There is a small harbor. Castletown is served by the Isle of Man steam railway. The only airport of the island, Isle of Man airport, is located near Castletown.

Sights

Rushen Castle, now a museum, was founded in the 13th century.

References