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Hango Hill (Mount Strange)

History

Ancient place of execution. Here, William Christian of Ronaldsway (Illiam Dhone) to the Manx People, who regarded him as their National Champion was shot on the 2nd of January 1663 for his part in the Manx rising of 1651 against the Derby family, who held the Island for the Royalist cause. The ruins are those of a late 17th century summerhouse known as Mount Strange. (Manx National Heritage Sign)

Possible prehistoric burial site with artificial mound. Its name from the Norse hanga-haugr, Gallows hill. Renamed by the Derby's as Mount Strange in honour of the Derby heir Lord Strange. A castellated summerhouse was erected on the site and its ruins still remain.

Location

Along the bay between Derbyhaven and Castletown in the south of the island.
Map Ref: SC 273 678

By Vehicle:
Castletown is a main southern town, served by a multitude of roads. Just follow the road signs.

By Bus:
Castletown can be reached by the following bus routes: 1, 1C, 2, 2A, 8 X1, X2. Travelling from Douglas, Port Erin, Port St Mary and Peel.

By Railway:
Castletown can be reached by the taking the Electric Railway to Douglas and then the Steam Railway to Castletown.
Castletown can be reached on the Steam Railway from Douglas going to Port Erin or by taking the Port Erin (Port St Mary) train going to Douglas.


Hango Hill (Mount Strange)

Hango Hill (Mount Strange)

Hango Hill (Mount Strange)

Hango Hill (Mount Strange)

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