TT Campsite at Quarterbridge. 24 April 2005
The Department of Tourism and Leisure is pleased to announce that a TT campsite
is to be run by Douglas Rugby Club.
Douglas RUFC campsite has been registered with the
Department and will be called Quarterbridge TT campsite for the duration of the
TT period. It will operate from Wednesday June 1 until Sunday June 12, 2005.
Minister for Tourism and Leisure David Cretney said:
"I am very grateful to Douglas Rugby Club for
showing true public spirit and wish them every success in their new venture. It
is ideally located between two of the most significant TT landmarks at
Quarterbridge and Braddan Bridge, has first class facilities and there are real
enthusiasts to run it.
"This is the first rugby club to offer this kind of service to the Department
and we look forward to working with them. I would also like to thank Old Boys,
Ramsey, St Johnís, Kirk Michael and Union Mills
football clubs who have kindly given their services to TT throughout the years
in terms of camping facilities, and everyone else who provide additional
facilities during the festival."
The campsite, covering approximately 10 acres, is located 150 metres past the
Quarterbridge public house on the TT course. Clubhouse facilities include
gentsí toilets, washbasins and showers, TV lounge, a dining area with hot food
and drinks available, drying room, public telephone and attendants will be on
duty for 24 hours daily. Ladies facilities will be sited at the rear of the
club house, consisting of 2 port-a-cabins comprising showers, changing area,
toilets and washbasins. There are 250 pitches and the tariff is £5 per
person per night.
Martin Higgins, Campsite Manager and member of Douglas Rugby Club, said:
"Since Noble's Park has closed, we are
delighted to be able to offer accommodation to
visitors during TT, and it is fantastic that the campsite is still able to be
located in Douglas. All TT fans can be sure of a
good Manx welcome from us all at the Rugby Club."
If any other clubs would like to offer their services to visitors during TT the
Department of Tourism and Leisure would be pleased to hear from them.
Minister David Cretney added:
"This yearís TT is shaping up to be a cracker and we need everyone to work
together for the benefit of both the event and the Isle of Man."
More stories >>>
Back to TT Races