||All Year: Daily |
Glen Entry: FREE
Paddle Boats Hire: TBA
||Steam Railway, bus or car
||Forestry Board 1960 and Manx National Trust 1964
||South, near Ballasalla
||Ample, close by in Car Park
Set at the start of the Silverburn River lies this glen. It consists
of two main parts, each acquired at different times. The first part contains
the play area, boating lake, and famous water powered merry go round (believed
to be the oldest example of its type in the world). The merry go round was
popular in the Victorian age and its horses date back to the early 1900's.
There is no cost for riding on the merry go round and the lever control
can be operated by the public.
The Cafe building and Cregg Mill buildings were bought a couple of years
later. The mill is long dormant, though adds to the character of the area.
The site now hosts a cafe, which serves a variety of hot and cold meals,
snacks and ice cream. There is also a pottery craft studio and gift shop.
The second part of the glen was given to the Manx National Trust and is mostly
dense woodland and streams. It has well laid out paths leading past small
waterfalls and over wooden bridges near shallow lily ponds. Also found in
this part of the glen is Monks Well, a perfect place to wish with a few coins.
Saturday 22 June 2013 - Sunday 23 June 2013
Mannanan Model Boat Festival. Model boating event held at two venues over two days. Saturday at Onchan Park from 10am until 4pm and Sunday at Silverdale from 10am until 5pm. ,, http://www.manxmodelboatclub.org.
|Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)
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