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

Concessions available:
- Holiday Passes for visitors.
- Group discounts available to pre-booked group visitors of 15 or more paying visitors. Pre-book in advance.
- Annual Passes for Isle of Man residents.
- Go Explore Heritage Passes for use with trams, trains and bus transport.
- Free entry available to members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, National Trust, English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland 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, please consult your membership handbook.

Please note: concessions may not apply for special events.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets
  • 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+
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Event Venue
  • Group Friendly
  • Stargazer Friendly
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

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

Season (1 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)

* Open daily from 11am to 3pm

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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