Wonders of the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man contains a set of historical landmarks depicting the distinct history of the island.
Map with the described wonders
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Top 22 wonders of the Isle of Man
Natural arches formed in the conglomerate rock in the southern end of Langness point. Many other interesting rock formations along the sea coast.
The Eye of Burroo Rock
Large natural arch in the small island of Burroo in the south of Calf of Man island.
Dhoon Glen Waterfall
The most impressive waterfall on the island. Consists of two drops, more than 40 m tall.
Glen Maye waterfall
Picturesque waterfall in the ravine of Glen Maye.
Sweet chestnuts of Bishopscourt
Two old, large sweet chestnuts, planted in the period from 1698 to 1756.
Thor Cross in Bride
This ancient Norse cross is covered with elaborate carvings from Norse mythology.
Cashtal yn Ard
This impressive Neolithic tomb was built sometime around 2000 BC. Megalithic chambered cairn with five chambers, originally 40 m long. Now remain numerous standing stones.
Remnants of Iron Age and Viking settlements. Contains stone groundworks of round house and Viking longhouses.
King Orry’s Grave
Large megalithic tomb from around 2000 BC. Contains three chambers.
Hill with a ring of standing stones – with six pairs of burial chambers aligned along the circle. Remains of Neolithic huts.
One of the best preserved large medieval castles in Britain, constructed in time period from 1250 to the 16th century.
Industrial monument – large waterwheel, built in 1854. It was built to pump the water from the mineshafts. Diameter of the wheel – 22 m.
Castle on a small island at Peel town. Originally here was located Celtic monastery, the castle built in the 11th century by Vikings from wood. In the 14th century, most of the castle was of stone. Now here remain impressive outer walls.
A very old church, originally built in 1000 – 1100 AD, much altered since then. Contains the largest collection of early Christian stone crosses in Isle of Man from the 6th – 13th century – in total 47 fragments and whole crosses. Many crosses are adorned.
Whitehouse of Kirk Michael
Country house from the 1730ies with older parts and later extensions. The white-washed building is located in a magnificent setting with green meadows, forest, hills.
Monk’s Bridge in Ballasalla
Medieval packhorse bridge, built sometimes around 1350 AD.
Old Tynwald Hill
A historical site where laws and decrees were announced since old times – at least from the 14th century. Stone flanked circular platform. The more recent Tynwald Hill it is the central place for Tynwald Day – National Day of the Isle of Man. This 3.7 m high hill is made of soil from all 17 of the island’s parishes and consists of four circular platforms one on another.
Historical centre of Castletown
Historical capital of the Isle of Man. Preserved numerous historical buildings, old street network, military parade ground – market place.
Country house, built in Neo-Gothic style in 1823. Earlier, since the 12th century here was Cistercian priory.
Church in Neo-Gothic style, built in 1835. Contains the richest collection of Norse stone crosses in Isle of Man – stones are covered with beautiful stone carvings.
Bishop’s mansion from the 17th century. Beautiful park.
Tower of Refuge
A castle-like structure on a very small island at the port of Douglas. It was constructed in 1830 as a temporary shelter for sailors and others who could survive after a ship wreckage – it happened fairly frequently here.
Leopold Classic Library is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive collection. As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering value to the reader, we have also provided you with a link to a website, where you may download a digital version of this work for free. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. Whilst the books in this collection have not been hand curated, the aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature.
Neil McDonald has been leading tour groups around the Isle of Man for many years. He is an expert on the ancient, mystical and historical sites that cover the island, many of which are quite unique. Neil has used his experience to create this book that takes the reader on a circular tour of the best sites of the Isle of Man. With detailed descriptions, it also includes directions right up to the sites. This book is therefore an ideal companion on any personal megalithic journey of the island.