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The Isle of Man’s 10,000 year history is portrayed throughout the Island in a landscape rich in ancient monuments and in its wealth of historic castles and buildings.

Eary Cushlin and Creggan Mooar

Eary Cushlin and Creggan Mooar

Take a trip from Old Eary Cushlin farm to the ancient Keeill (chapel) at Lag ny Keeilley. You will come across open heathland, sheep-grazed grassland, bracken-covered steep ‘brooghs’ (slopes) and wet flushes.

Upper Ballaharry

Upper Ballaharry

The public footpath from the Lance Ussher Memorial Reserve at Ballaharry routes to the eastern slopes of Greeba Mountain and Slieau Ruy. Only from here will you see Keeill Vreeshey, an early Christian Chapel site and the ruined farm of Upper Ballaharry.

Killabregga

Killabregga

A small upland farm at Killabrega sits next to a public footpath which provides commanding views over the Sulby Glen and beyond.

Maughold Head and Gob ny Rona

Maughold Head and Gob ny Rona

Maughold Head has an Iron Age fort at its summit. In the 5th & 6th centuries, iron ore was taken from here for smelting. A monastery also once existed on the windy cliff top. Colonies of seabirds such as Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Shags nest amongst the cliffs.

Dhoon and Bulgham Brooghs

Dhoon and Bulgham Brooghs

The land at the Dhoon and Bulgham Brooghs is the main haunt on the Island of the larger feral goat flock. Notice the impressive geology of Manx slate in the cliffs which are home to Chough, Ravens and Peregrines.

The Ayres

The Ayres

The Ayres is internationally important for its wildlife are the extremely rare lichen dominated heath, marram grass-covered dune and ‘gaelic’ heath. The latter is characterised by its mix of heather and low-growing western gorse.

The Sound Café

The Sound Café

The Sound Café has floor to ceiling windows providing uninterrupted views of the Calf of Man and the Sound. A spectacular spot to enjoy morning coffee, lunch and local Manx dishes.

The Village Tea Rooms (Creg y Shee)

The Village Tea Rooms (Creg y Shee)

In the heart of Cregneash, the Creg Y Shee offers home-made broth, soups and freshly prepared salads. Afternoon tea with scones and a selection of cakes including traditional Manx Bonnag.

The Coffee Station

The Coffee Station

Adjacent to the House of Manannan visitor attraction on Peel quayside is the recently opened Coffee Station. Housed in part of the old Peel Railway Station building, the Coffee Station is a great place to stop for a break in your visit to Peel.

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