Port Saint Mary Things to Do
Port Soderick glen is lovely with large green areas for picnics, beautiful flowers woodland walkways. It then leads down to the coast and small bay, with a promenade that has refreshments, a children's play area and picnic tables. There are also coastal walks around the headland rocks, where pools of water, caves, and thriving vegetation can be seen.
The Sound Visitor Centre is located in the southwest of the Island on Mull Hill between Port Erin and Port St Mary and near to Cregneash. The centre offers fabulous views of the Calf of Man and some nice walks around the Sound. Inside there is an exhibition about the Sound with signs, and a video presentation, as well as signs around the site to look at. There is also a cafe that has an outside terrace for dining in the warmer weather. The car park is located right outside the visitor centre, which is very convenient, especially for disabled access.
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In this village, life continues as it has for hundreds of years, it is a living museum. The farms are still maintained with horses instead of machines and farm animals roam. Traditional crafts and trades are still practiced and used in everyday life.The village will let you experience and help you to understand more about the Manx people and their past way of life. Some of the houses and cottages are run so that you can see and experience local Manx crafts and trades and others have been kept with tradition a furniture and decorations.
Port Saint Mary Transportation
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The Manx Steam Railway goes from Douglas to Port Erin and operates between March and November. Port St Mary is the second to last stop, Cregneash has no railway stop, you will need to go to Port St Mary and travel from there.
The stops are as follows: Douglas (start/end), Port Soderick (stop), Santon (request), Ballasalla (stop), Ronaldsway (request), Castletown (stop), Ballabeg (request), Colby (stop), Level (request), Port St Mary (stop), Port Erin (start/end).Related to:
Port Saint Mary Off The Beaten Path
Colby glen is 5 acres and though narrow and rather overgrown, it is still beautiful. This is one of the few glens left to develop without human intervention. While the paths and bridges are cleared and maintained, the rest is left to nature. There is plenty of wild beauty to enjoy and also a grassy area at one end of the glen for picnics or games, which is sheltered by trees.
N.B. the paths are mostly narrow dirt tracks and not very easy to walk along in some places.
Also known as Mull Circle (on Mull hill), the site is a 18 metre circle chambered tomb. There are six pairs of graves believed to be from either the late Neolithical or early Bronze Age as the site has a long history from the Neolithic to Medieval times and has been excavated several times. The site can be partially seen from the road looking up the hill and it is also marked with a green plaque.
The Chasms are an area of rock with 200 foot deep crevices, just along the coast from Cregneash. A brilliant site for walkers, geologists and bird watchers,The chasms can be got to by a fairly long walk downhill to the coast. Be careful as once you pass through the gate, you are entering the chasms and will need to watch where you walk as though there are defined paths forged over time by walkers, there is some loose rock sections.
N.B take care as there are no safety fences.
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