Geo-Trips :: Manx'd: Day One

Isle of Man

A drive from The House of Manannan, Peel, Mon, 23 Oct 2023 by Basher Eyre

This trip is part of a series.next leg

No-one I knew had ever been to the Isle of Man (this obviously excludes Geograph Hunters, who have been EVERYWHERE) My mum and sister have been to just about every major tourist destination in the world. But Mum can no longer fly, so they looked round for somewhere you could reach by ferry. And what a gem we found. Our family quite often visits the Isle of Wight but Ellan Vannin took it to a whole new level. Today, starting from our base in Douglas, we visited Peel, Rushen Abbey, Balladoole Viking Ship Burial Site, Port St Mary, Mull Hill and the Calf of Man

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SC3876 : Early morning on Central Promenade by Basher Eyre
Early morning on Central Promenade

SC1766 : Looking over some seats towards the Calf of Man by Basher Eyre
Looking over some seats towards the Calf of Man
For more about the Calf of Man see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calf_of_Man

SC1766 : The new The original Sound Café by Basher Eyre
The new The original Sound Café
The original can be seen here

SC1867 : The road to Ballnahowe by Basher Eyre
The road to Ballnahowe

SC1867 : The road to Cregneash by Basher Eyre
The road to Cregneash

SC1867 : Looking from Mull Hill towards Port Erin by Basher Eyre
Looking from Mull Hill towards Port Erin

SC2068 : Port St Mary Town Hall: October 2023 by Basher Eyre
Port St Mary Town Hall: October 2023
For more see http://www.portstmary.gov.im/community/townhall/

SC2068 : The Promenade Car Park: October 2023 by Basher Eyre
The Promenade Car Park: October 2023

SC2068 : Looking up The Promenade towards Station Road by Basher Eyre
Looking up The Promenade towards Station Road

SC2068 : Looking south-east along The Promenade by Basher Eyre
Looking south-east along The Promenade

SC2468 : Plaque at Balladoole Viking Ship Burial Site by Basher Eyre
Plaque at Balladoole Viking Ship Burial Site
See here for another view https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1037536

SC2468 : Viking Ship Burial Site, Balladoole by Basher Eyre
Viking Ship Burial Site, Balladoole
For more information see... more

SC2468 : Balladoole Chapel Hill plaque: October 2023 by Basher Eyre
Balladoole Chapel Hill plaque: October 2023

SC2468 : Sign on the road to Poyllvaaish by Basher Eyre
Sign on the road to Poyllvaaish

SC2468 : Field opposite the path to Chapel Hill by Basher Eyre
Field opposite the path to Chapel Hill
(on the road from Balladoole Farm to Poyllvaaish)

SC2468 : Looking from the Chapel Hill path towards the road to Balladoole  by Basher Eyre
Looking from the Chapel Hill path towards the road to Balladoole

SC2468 : Looking from the Viking Ship Stones towards Port St Mary by Basher Eyre
Looking from the Viking Ship Stones towards Port St Mary

SC2770 : A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (1) by Basher Eyre
A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (1)
For more see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rushen_Abbey

SC2770 : A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (7) by Basher Eyre
A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (7)
For more about Rushden Abbey see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rushen_Abbey

SC2770 : A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (8) by Basher Eyre
A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (8)
For more about Rushden Abbey see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rushen_Abbey

SC2770 : A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (9) by Basher Eyre
A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (9)
For more about Rushden Abbey see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rushen_Abbey

SC2770 : A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (10) by Basher Eyre
A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (10)
This is where the school was

SC2770 : A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (11) by Basher Eyre
A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (11)

SC2770 : A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (12) by Basher Eyre
A fascinating visit to Rushen Abbey (12)

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (1) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (1)
For more about the castle see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_Castle

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (2) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (2)
For more about the castle see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_Castle

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (3) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (3)
For more about the castle see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_Castle

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (5) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (5)
For more about the castle see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_Castle

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (6) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (6)

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (7) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (7)
For more about the castle see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_Castle

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (8) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (8)
For more about the castle see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_Castle

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (9) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (9)
The Guard House

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (11) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (11)

SC2484 : A windy visit to Peel Castle (12) by Basher Eyre
A windy visit to Peel Castle (12)
The old St German's Cathedral: for more go to... more

SC2484 : A seatastic time at  The House of Manannan (1) by Basher Eyre
A seatastic time at The House of Manannan (1)
For more about this wonderful museum see... more

SC2484 : Moored yachts in Peel Harbour by Basher Eyre
Moored yachts in Peel Harbour

SC2484 : Peel Harbour: October 2023 by Basher Eyre
Peel Harbour: October 2023

SC2484 : Manx Fish Producers Organisation, East Quay by Basher Eyre
Manx Fish Producers Organisation, East Quay

SC2484 : Early morning in Mill Road by Basher Eyre
Early morning in Mill Road

SC2484 : Incinerator  chimney seen from Mill Road by Basher Eyre
Incinerator chimney seen from Mill Road

SC2484 : Approaching the junction of Mill Road and Station Place by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Mill Road and Station Place

SC2484 : Bus in Station Place by Basher Eyre
Bus in Station Place

SC2483 : Looking from Station Place into Lake Lane by Basher Eyre
Looking from Station Place into Lake Lane

SC2483 : Approaching the junction of Lake Lane and Station Place by Basher Eyre
Approaching the junction of Lake Lane and Station Place

SC2484 : Looking from East Quay towards Peel Castle by Basher Eyre
Looking from East Quay towards Peel Castle

SC2483 : The Creek Inn, Peel: October 2023 by Basher Eyre
The Creek Inn, Peel: October 2023

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