Tynwald Mills Overflow Car Park

Type:Dark Sky Site

Tynwald Mills Overflow Car Park

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Nestled in the rural area of St Johns lies Tynwald Mills, the only department store on Island. Lined by trees and large flat open areas, Tynwald Mills offers the perfect spot for budding stargazers to catch sight of some amazing astronomical views.

The overflow car park at Tynwald Mills 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 in a large flat grassed area, with some gravelled road surface. The site is very dark, in a hollow surrounded by trees and fences.

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Car: 7 miles west of Douglas on the A1, turn right at Ballacraine onto the A3. Then turn left onto the A20. After approximately half a mile turn left, then after the narrow bridge turn left. The overfill car park is on the left hand side.

By Bus: The bus service to St Johns include the 4, 5, 5A, 5C, 5J, 6, 6A, 6C, 8, 8A, 8R, N5. For further information regarding bus timetables visit www.bus.im

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