TOP 5 THINGS TO DO AROUND RAMSEY PARK
Isle of Man TT Race
The legendary Isle of Man TT races, which are held in June and the Manx GP which is held in August, always attracts thousands of visitors each year to see the fast paced racers around the Island. The 37¾ mile circuit passes through Ramsey before the infamous mountain section which has seen so many races won or lost over the past 100 years.
Ramsey Golf Course
Nigel Mansell was the ex-club champion at Ramsey Golf Club, which boasts an enjoyable, although somewhat demanding course. The northern Island course is not too hilly and so makes a good day’s golfing. The first six and last two holes are over flat ground divided by a brook, while the remaining 10 are set in wooded parkland with a hilly backdrop. The first hole, a par five, presents a real challenge, playing into the prevailing wind with a stream on the left and across the fairway on the right. The third green looks deceptively easy… but is really very tricky. An interesting course close to town, established around 1891, with some spectacular views and a range of amenities.
Sky Hill / Millennium Way Trail
The first long distance footpath, it was established in 1979 to celebrate the Millennium year of the Manx Parliament, Tynwald. The path links Ramsey to Castletown, following the way of past Manx Kings through the centre of the island. The route was once known as the Royal Way and is recorded in the 13th Century Chronicles of the Kings of Mann and the Isles. It is known as an early highway with a long and old history.
The Grove House
The Grove Museum of Victorian Life tells the story of the Gibb family and their Victorian summer retreat, which later became their permanent residence and family home. Beautifully preserved to provide an intriguing insight into life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, a visit to the house, outbuildings and country garden is like stepping back in time.
Manx Electric Railway
The Manx Electric Railway started out as public transport mainly for tourists, but also saw its lines used for the transportation of goods and animals. It became a part of island transport which managed to stand the tests of time and progress.