Meayll Circle

Meayll Circle

Also known as Mull Circle, the site is a megalithic chambered tomb covering an 18 metre diameter circle. There are six pairs of graves thought to date from the late Neolithical or early Bronze Age. The site has seen a long history from the Neolithic to Medieval times.

We just could not get enough of this site and came back to visit it on a number of occasions. There is a certain atmosphere here that gives it a special quality. Touching the stones that make up the monument gives a feeling of connection with the ancient people who felt the spiritual motivation to venerate this location. As the sun went down over the headland below the site it cast a light directly through the circle. While at the same time the mountains of Ireland were silhouetted in the background west across the Irish Sea. Magical and mysterious.

How to get to Meayll Circle

Close to the Ballnahowe Road between Port Erin and Cregneash and marked with a green plaque.

  • By car - Follow the A31 from Port St Mary to Cregneash and Ballnahowe Road to Port Erin. The site is up a hill on the right.
  • By bus - The no. 1 bus route from Douglas, Castletown, Port Erin or Port St Mary to Cregneash. From Cregneash approximately a half a mile walk along Ballnahowe Road.
  • By rail - Take the Steam Railway to Port St Mary. Then walk into Port St Mary and on to Cregneash or take the bus route no. 1.

 

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