Guided Tours – Turrysyn Stiurit
Discuss what you would like to include on your tailor-made step-on or walking tour, or choose from a standard walking tour – three examples below.
MAUGHOLD BROOGHS, CHURCH AND CROSSES
Take the Manx Electric Railway (M.E.R.) if wished, meet at Ballajora request stop for a coastal cliff walk, visit St. Maughold’s Well (optional), and explore the ancient Christian monastery site, with its parish church, keeills (Celtic chapels), outstanding collection of Celtic and Norse crosses, and interesting churchyard. ( Grade: Moderate. Around 2½-3 hours).
LAXEY WHEEL AND VILLAGE WALK
Meet at the Laxey Manx Electric Railway (M.E.R.) Station. Laxey has its ‘Queeyl Vooar’ (Great Wheel), the Lady Isabella, but there’s a lot more to Laxey, both in the ancient past where you can visit the Neolithic ‘King Orry’s’ Grave, and, in much more recent times, from Laxey’s medieval past, to its Victorian heyday, and the present. (Grade: Easy/Moderate. Around 2-2½ hours).
Meet outside the House of Mannanan Heritage Centre on the quay and stroll round Peel’s quaint, winding, narrow streets where fishermen and tradesmen lived. Take in the promenade where Peel’s Victorian tourist trade developed with seafront boarding houses which became the Peveril internment camp during WWII. Along Peel’s shore you get fine views of its Castle on St. Patrick’s Isle, and then take an optional walk over the footbridge at the mouth of the River Neb and round the back of the Castle where you may see basking sharks in the summer months if you’re lucky, as well as Peel’s resident seals and seabirds. (Grade: Easy. Around 2-2½ hours)