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TYNWALD DAY Every 5th July, sees the gathering of the Members of the House of Keys and of the Legislative Court at Tynwald Hill, near St Johns. The laws passed by the Legislature since the last ceremony are read in Manx and English. Tynwald Day is a national holiday on the Isle of Man which attracts visitors from all over the world.

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Situated at Castletown, in the south, Castle Rushen has a very interesting history. Built in three stages beginning in the 13th century, the castle is built of limestone which has weathered so well it could have been built yesterday. In the course of its long history the castle has been used as a fortress, a barracks, a prison, a lunatic asylum, residence for the Governor and a Court of Justice, which last function it still serves.

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