Meayll Hill

Type:Historic Site

Meayll Hill

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Meayll Circle stands near to the summit of Meayll Hill overlooking the south of the Island and provides evidence of occupation from Neolithic to Medieval times. The Meayll Circle is a chambered cairn that is believed to have been built over one thousand years ago and it is a site of legends with diverse stories about haunting and Viking burials. 

The Manx name of this structure is Rhullick-y-lagg-shliggagh which translates to the graveyard of the valley of broken slates and the term 'Meayll' means 'bald' in Manx Gaelic.

At this unique archeological monument you’ll find 12 burial chambers in an 18 foot ring with six entrance passages leading into each pair of chambers. Near the summit of the hill, you will also find the remains of a World War II Chain Home Low RDF station.

Shards of ornate pottery, charred bones, flint tools and white quartz pebbles have all been found in the burial chambers and can be viewed at the Manx Museum.

Mull Road, Cregneash

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Port St Mary, follow the signposts for Cregneash Village up the Howe Road. Continue up the road for 2km, passing Cregneash Village. After the Village turn right onto the Ballnahowe Road towards Port Erin. There are two potential places to park, depending on which pathway you chose to follow. Please see ‘Access for Visitors’ section for more details. 

Public Transport Directions

By bus: Cregneash Village can be accessed by bus from Port Erin Bus Station, from there it is a 15-20 minute walk to the Meayll Circle. The journey time from Douglas to Port Erin is approximately 60 minutes. It is then a 15 minute onward journey from Port Erin to Cregneash on the No. 28. For more detailed information and timetable please see When you arrive at Cregneash walk past the Village and turn right onto the Ballnahowe Road. Please see ‘Access for Visitors’ section for more details. 

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