Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Castletown, or Castle Rushin (Manx, Bully Cashtel), until the middle of the 19th century the capital of the Isle of Man, and seat of government, is situated on the river Silverburn, where it flows into Castletown Bay, 11 miles S.W. of Douglas. It is well built and clean, possessing a safe harbour. The old stronghold, Castle Rushin, was built by Guthred the Dane in 960, and now serves for a prison and municipal offices. The House of Keys stands near it, and there are a town-hall, market-house, and other public buildings. King William's College is about two miles distant from the town.