Cashtal yn Ard

Cashtal yn Ard

Cashtal yn Ard (The Castle of the Heights) is one of the best ancient monuments on the Isle of Man. It is one of three Neolithic tombs, dating from about 2000 BC. It is well preserved and one of the largest of its kind in the British Isles. The monument was originally a megalithic chambered Cairn holding five chambers and extending over 130 feet long. Sites of this type were used as communal burial places for Neolithic chieftains and their families.

Our visit

This is a beautiful site to visit. We had travelled up the steep narrow road southwest from Ballaglass Glen. As you reach the top of the hill and the road turns sharply left, you will see the sign posts for the monument on your right. As well as appreciating the site itself the views of North Barrule to the northwest and then east toward the Irish Sea were magnificent.

Getting there

On the East coast of the Island near, Cornaa. The site is on the way to Cornaa from Glen Mona. It is on a hill, with a footpath leading to it.

  • By car - Take the A2 from Laxey to Ramsey, and then the take road to Cornaa.
  • By bus - Buses between Douglas, Laxey, and Ramsey stop at Glen Mona, which is within walking distance. It is about about a mile walk along the road and footpaths.
  • By tram - Take the Electric Railway to Glen Mona and then walk from there.
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard
Cashtal yn Ard

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