Ballafayle Cairn

Neolithic (Stone Age) Burial Cairn (man-made stone mound) and 17th Century Quaker Burial Ground

Opening Times

Open access all year round


No admission fee – open access

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Ballafayle Cairn was discovered in 1926 during improvements to nearby Rhullick ny Quakeryn. The remaining stones suggest it may have once been wedge shaped and was
probably once much larger, perhaps like Cashtal yn Ard and King Orry’s Grave . The earth bank at the end is not part of the original Neolithic cairn, but the large stones which stick out from it once would have been.

This site offers wonderful panoramic views of the Maughold coast and on a clear day, out to Cumbria and the Lake District.


From Douglas follow the (A2) coast road through Laxey, Glen Mona and on towards Ramsey. At the Hibernia crossroads, turn right onto the (A15) Hibernian/Maughold Road. After approximately 1 mile, turn left at a small crossroads onto the unmarked Quaker’s Road. This is a small, steep single-track road that can be easy to miss, but is opposite a road sign for Ballaglass and Maughold Church. Please see the next photographs. Continue towards the peak of the hill and you will find Rhullick Ny Quakeryn on your left and Ballafayle Cairn on your right.

Essential Info

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