Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Fairy Bridge


History

On an island full of folklore, you never know what will be around the next bend or hiding in the shadows of wells, caves and bridges. Fairy Bridge in Santon is a long known hide away for some of the little people of the island. It is considered bad luck to pass over the bridge without acknowledging the fairies known to be there. Some people write little messages and wishes on paper and tie them to the trees next to the bridge. Perhaps they are hoping for a little fairy magic!

Location

Near Santon in the south part of the Island.

By Vehicle:
Take the A5 between Castletown and Douglas to Santon. The bridge is located near the Santon Steam Railway Station, the main road of the A5 passes right over it. The Santon and is well sign posted.

By Bus:
Take the no 1 or no 2 bus, getting off at Santon. The bridge is a short walk away near the Steam Railway Station.

By Railway:
Take the Electric Railway to Douglas and then take the Steam Railway to the Santon Stop. Walk to the B26, turn left heading towards the A5. Walk along the A5 till you reach the bridge. Not far away.

Visiting

Parking is roadside only. The site is located on a main road, so access is limited and there is no pavement. Do not forget to say 'Hello Fairies' or 'Good Day (Laa Mie in Manx)' whenever you cross the bridge.


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