Castletown

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

Geography

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

History

It is known the Castletown already excisted in 1090, wich makes it one of the oldest towns of the British isles. It used to be the capital of the island before Douglas.

Transport

There is a small haurbor. 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

The Rushen castle, now a museum, was founded in 13 century.