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    Corrin's Tower
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    Tynwold hill.
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    Corrin's Tower

    by Ellie22 Written Feb 24, 2014
    Corrin's Tower

    Corrins Tower is on the hill overlooking Peel. It is 4 stories high and was built in the early 19th century for Thomas Corrin, who owned the hill and lots of nearby land. The hill was one of his favourite places and next to the tower in a small graveyard where he laid his wife and two of his children to rest. There are also inscriptions and memorial tablets on the walls of the tower.

    When Thomas Corrin died in 1845, his wish to be buried on the hill, alongside his wife, was not honoured by his surviving son, who wanted his father to be buried in consecrated ground. This meant that Corrin was briefly buried in the Kirk Patrick Church graveyard. This was until, one night, when his friends moved his body to the graveyard on the hill, after which his son then accepted this.

    You can get to Corrrin's tower on footpaths from Peel Harbour, near the bridge. It is a fair walk away, even though it doesn't look it (well that's what I thought!). The Tower itself is closed to the public but viewing the outside of the building and nearby graves are still worth the walk if you have the time.

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    Motor cycle museum

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 15, 2005

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    Halfway up the mountain of Snaefell is a halfway stop for the mountain railway from Laxey to the summit called simply 'The Bungalow'. This houses a unique motor cycle museum composed on numerous makes that the names of which have now faded into history.

    There is a good Cafe there too, where refreshments can be taken. Also, the views from this point are very good and almost as spell binding as they are from the summit.

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    • Trains

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    Isle of Man parliament.

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 15, 2005
    Tynwold hill.

    Between Douglas and Peel stands the remains of the old parliament of the Isle of Man. Tynwold hill. It stands today as a reminder of those far off days of the outdoor debating forum of the island.

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    • Historical Travel

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