Cregneash

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About

Settled on an upland plateau overlooking the Calf of Man, Cregneash village was one of the last strongholds of the Manx language and customs which characterised the crofting way of life. Step inside the Manx cottages to see how crofters lived through stories, skills and craft demonstrations. Take time to enjoy the changing seasons and natural history. You may see cats with no tails, four-horned sheep and traditional farming practices in action.

Cregneash Village also offers good sky views in all directions. Cregneash is the perfect place to admire the stars, with some of the darkest skies on Island.

Cregneash Village is one of 26 registered Dark Sky Discovery Sites on the Isle of Man. With the help of Interpretation Boards on site, stargazers can fully enjoy the stunning views on offer in the Manx skies.

Advice and Safety:

The stargazing site is located at the picnic area, in front of the Creg y Shee Café in the Cregneash village. The area is grassed with picnic tables present.

Guide Prices

Adults £10
Children FREE (children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
Students over the age of 18 with a valid Student Card £5

Your admission
Some special events may incur an additional admission charge.
Student discount is available on production of a valid student card.
Group discounts are available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors booked 7 days in advance.
Holiday and Annual Passes – admission is only permitted on production of a valid card. Cards are valid for the named person and are not transferable. ID may also be requested. Free access is for 14 days from the first day of use on a Holiday Pass and 1 Year from first date of use on an Annual Pass for Isle of Man residents.
Free admission is available to children under 18 years of age, persons accompanying a disabled visitor, Go Explore Heritage and Go Platinum Reserve Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport and Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage and organisations holding an agreement with Manx National Heritage. Entry available to the named member only on presentation of a valid membership card. Restrictions may apply. For details on our reciprocal arrangements, please consult your membership handbook.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Approx length of visit - 1h+
  • Groups Accepted
  • Major credit cards acceptable
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dog Friendly
  • Event Venue
  • Group Friendly
  • Stargazer Friendly
  • Toilets
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 15
Howe Road, Cregneash, IM9 5PX
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Tel+44 (0) 1624 834993

Awards

  • AccoladesUNESCO Biosphere Partner UNESCO Biosphere Partner 2021

Opening Times

Open daily from 10am to 4.30pm (28 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)

* Last entry 4pm

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located 16 miles south of Douglas on the a5 road. At Gansey take the A31 to Cregneash and the Sound. The village is on the left, after approximately 1.5 miles. A car park is located just before the village on the right.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: For further information regarding the bus timetable please visit www.bus.im

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