St Trinian's Church

Type:Church / Chapel

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Built in the 14th century, the famous St Trinian's Church dominates the field it stands in beside a stretch of the TT Course. Known in Manx as the 'Keeil Brisht', or Broken Church, it has long been associated with the famous folktale of 'The Buggane of St Trinian's', who was a huge, ogre-like creature who lived in the hills above. The tale describes how the ringing of the church bells disturbed the peace of the Buggane in the fields of Greeba so three times the roof was constructed and three times the roof was torn down.  

Since the 17th century, the church has been without a roof and now remains as an eery reminder of the story, standing alone in the field beneath the dark forests of Greeba Mountain above. The building is worn by the elements but the stone structure remains intact, so it is well worth a visit to the famous church to see where the Buggane lurked and marvel at the peaceful views of the meadow and the King's Forest above. 




Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Provider Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Group Friendly
  • Stargazer Friendly
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
Main Road, Crosby, Greeba, Isle Of Man, IM4 2DP

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The church can be accessed by car by travelling along the A1 to Peel. The church is easily located by the road just past Crosby and you will find a lay-by to the left or a few parking spaces outside the old Highlander Pub. 

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