HistoryThe tower was built to commemorate the royal visit of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria on the 20th of September in the year 1847. Prince Albert was rowed ashore at Ballure where he made his way up the glen. Then into Lhergy Frissel, where he climbed to the top of the hill. There he viewed the surrounding town of Ramsey and the northern plain. The hill was renamed Albert Mount and a year later the foundation of the tower was laid. Made of granite and rising 45 feet high, the tower would stand as a landmark not only for the town of Ramsey, but also for the Isle of Man.
LocationIn the town of Ramsey, which on the east side of the island. Access through Lhergy Frissel Glen or other footpaths close by the Hairpin Corner.
Head towards the north and Ramsey. Park near the Hairpin Corner and walk along the paths to the tower.
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.
Get off at Ballure or around the Hairpin Corner. Walk from Ballure up the paths to the tower.
Travel to Douglas on the Steam Railway and then to Ramsey on the Electric Railway to the Ballure stop. Walk from Ballure up the paths to the tower.
Visiting Albert TowerThe paths to the tower are rather challenging, but do go right up to it. The tower is closed to the public, but visitors can take a good look at the tower from the outside.