Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Miltown

Open: House and Gardens - Spring/Summer: Wednesday - Monday, 10am - 5pm
Restaurant - Nov 1st - Dec 24th 2011: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Price: Prices: 2011 (2012 TBA)
Gardens
Day Pass: 2.5, Annual Pass: 9.75

House Tours: 6
Location: Ramsey
Parking: Available
Suitable: All Ages
Type: Period House and Grounds

History

Since the early 16th century, the Christian Family lived at Milntown. Some of the house from that period still exists. The Christian Family coat of arms still marks the front of the house. There were extensive alterations made to the house over the years, particularly in the early 1800s by John Christian. Upon the death of Willam Bell Christian in 1886 the house was turned into a private school run by his widow and two daughters. It also was used as a hotel before reverting back into a home in 1947 when the Yates family bought the house. The house continued as home when Lady Kathleen Edwards bought the house in 1963. She then passed the house on to her son Sir Clive Edwards when she died, who owned the house till 1999. Sir Clive's estate was then left to the Miltown Trust.

The house has 15 acers of grounds and woodlands. The house restaurant overlooks some of the gardens. Throughout the spring, summer and autumn, visitors can enjoy the beauty of woodland walks, floral boarders and rare plantings. There is also a kitchen garden growing organic food for the restaurant.

Location

Near the town of Ramsey in the North of the Island.

By Vehicle:
Head to Ramsey in the North of the Island. Take the A3 going west out of Ramsey and look out for signs on the left.

By Bus:
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.

By Railway:
Take the Steam Railway to Douglas and then the Electric Railway to Ramsey. Locate the Ramsey Bus station,

Site

  • Period House
  • Gardens
  • Resturant
  • Pond

Visiting

A wonderful house, placed in the most amazing grounds. Everyone can enjoy the woodland walks and paths around the house. The large Mill pond with water wheel is picture perfect. An excellent way to spend a good weather day. There are house tours (check times and availablity) and a varied menu at the resturant on the grounds overlooking the gardens. Continued development of the site bring new sights and uses.


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