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Over 1,000 Visitors Experience New Niarbyl Cafe & Visitor Centre 14 September 2005

    Manx National Heritage have said they are delighted with the hundreds of visitors who have flocked to the new Niarbyl Café and Visitor Centre. Niarbyl Opening

    In the first few days of operation, over a thousand visitors have enjoyed the fine food and refreshments provided by Nigel and Marilyn Dobson and their catering team, as well as the new interpretation facilities at Niarbyl.

    The Niarbyl Café & Visitor Centre is the latest attraction in the “Story of Mann” presentation by Manx National Heritage. It was converted back into a Café & Visitor Centre from its previous use as a private residence, following its purchase for the nation by Manx National Heritage in November last year.

    Following the official opening by the Chief Minister, Hon. Donald Gelling, C.B.E., C.P., MLC, the centre is now fully functioning and the visitor book is already full of praise, not just for the centre’s traditional design, but also for quality of the catering services on offer.

    Catering operator Nigel Dobson said:

    Both myself and Marilyn are delighted with the response received in our first few days of opening and have been hugely encouraged by the kind comments from our many patrons. Since the opening, over 1,000 people have enjoyed the Café & Visitor Centre, as well as the many people who have visited just to enjoy the beauty of the area and the views”.

    Excellent weather attracted many people to the new Niarbyl Café & Visitor Centre over the opening weekend, and many people enjoyed the magnificent coastal walks and spectacular views, as well as the facilities in the new building.

    The Niarbyl Café and Visitor Centre was officially opened on Thursday 8th September by the Chief Minister who said that he felt Manx National Heritage had undertaken another excellent project for the public:

    The project at Niarbyl is a further example of the excellent and energetic work Manx National Heritage is undertaking on behalf of the public to develop the full potential of our natural and cultural assets for the Benefit of us all”.

    The Niarbyl Café and Visitor Centre is part of the award winning Story of Mann and is open daily from 10am to 5pm until 31st October. An à la carte menu will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6pm and 9.30pm.

    The winter opening times will be Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm from 1st November until Easter 2006 and an à la carte menu will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

    For booking enquiries, the Niarbyl Café & Visitor Centre can be contacted on (01624) 843300.

    14th September 2005

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