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Cashtal yn Ard

One of the most impressive ancient monuments on the Isle of Man - the largest Neolithic tomb in the British Isles.

Overview

Cashtal yn Ard, or the Castle of the Heights, is a well preserved chambered tomb situated on raised land overlooking the parish of Maughold.

The monument was originally a megalithic chambered cairn – a conical heap of stones built as a landmark – and could have been used as a communal burial place for Neolithic chieftans and their families.

Cashtal yn Ard dates back to around 2000 BC and although the stone cairn has been stripped away, the large firmly set stones create a dramatic burial site.

Location

Cashtal yn Ard is located in Maughold.

Admission is free.

Parking is available nearby and disabled access is limited.

Contact

Cashtal yn Ard is under the protection of Manx National Heritage.

For more information telephone 01624 648000 or visit www.manxnationalheritage.im.