A famous isolated and ancient village on the Isle of Man, Cregneash near Port St Mary is a living museum offering a window view into 19th and early 20th century farming on the island. Overlooking the Calf of Man, Cregneash sits just under Meayll Hill and visitors are treated to demonstrations of various processes of the period from spinning and weaving to wood-turning, black-smithing, thatching and more.
Manx language speakers are amongst the cast in Ned Beg’s cottage and other heritage buildings on show including church Farm Farmhouse, St Peter’s Church, a Joiner’s Workshop and Harry’ Kelly’s renowned thatched cottage. See demonstrations of traditional skills, on-site farm walking trails and nearby coastal walks plus special themed events through the year.
Cregneash village sits just off the A31 Sound Road – pick up bus services from Port Erin. A public footpath runs from the Chasms and Head Road and on-site facilities include a Gift Shop and cafe.
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