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Healing Gardens and Herbs of the Isle of Man (2 guests max)

Fully escorted by Jane Prescott BSc Dip LD MA Dip Herb CMLI, The Manx Herbalist. Jane is a garden designer and herbal medicine ambassador and educator who runs educational workshops and collates information on Remembered Remedies. She is trained in the study of therapeutic botanicals including herb cultivation and preparation Physic Garden design, herbal ecology and ethnobotany.

John is a registered Blue Badge Tourist Driver Guide on the Island, and a member of The Guild of Manx Registered Tour Guides and the UK Guild of British Tour Guides. Having lived on the Isle of Man for over 30 years he knows the Island well. His particular interests are history, castles and Vikings; he’s a Viking re-enactor and story teller, and plays the bagpipes.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Experienced guide
    • Entry/Admission - Rushen Abbey
    • Entry/Admission - The National Folk Museum at Cregneash
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Douglas, Douglas, Isle of Man

    We head up to Douglas Head for a brief orientation of the Isle of Man.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Fairy Bridge, A5 Port Erin To Douglas Road, Mount Murray

    As we travel south, we make sure to give our greetings to the little people to ensure our good fortune today!

    Stop At: Rushen Abbey, Mill St, Ballasalla IM9 3DB

    Rushen Abbey was founded in 1134 by Monks from Furness Abbey in Cumbria. Little remains of the original Abbey buildings, but the surrounding grounds provide a peaceful and restful garden whilst giving an insight into this part of Manx history and heritage.
    Jane will guide us around the recreated medieval gardens, designed by her Landscape Architecture Practice – part of which has been planted as a monastic garden growing plants and herbs typical of monastery gardens.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Castletown, Castletown, Isle of Man

    We take a short journey to Castletown, ancient capital of the Isle of Man.

    Stop At: Balladoole Heritage Site, Isle of Man IM9, Isle of Man

    We take the scenic route along this beautiful coastline towards Cregneash.

    Stop At: The National Folk Museum at Cregneash, Cregneash Road, Cregneash IM9 5PX

    Cregneash is a living illustration of a traditional Manx farming and crofting community in the 19th and early 20th century. You will see plough horses, Loughtan sheep and Manx cats.
    The gardens that surround these cottages represent a time when the crofters here had to be self- sufficient, growing not just their own food, but also their own medicines and household products. Domestic harmony was dependent on a well-stocked garden. We will look at how the domestic garden played such a vital role in the social history of the time.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Isle of Man, Isle of Man

    A short hop down to the Sound - the Island's very southern tip is one of the most scenic places on the Island. We will stop here for lunch.
    We then head northwards on a spectacularly scenic route to Peel.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Cathedral Church of St German, Peel

    Set around the Cathedral grounds, a unique series of interactive gardens which not only tell the story of the birth and growth of Christianity on the Isle of Man, but also provide a harmonious and beautiful setting in which to walk, relax, and be refreshed.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Isle of Man, Isle of Man

    We will then make a visit to St Johns Mill. This former textile mill once processed the fleece from Manx sheep into cloth using water power from the adjacent River Neb. The mill lay disused for years after the decline in the market for woollen textiles but was renovated to create a conference centre as a Millennium project. Jane designed the garden on the former tender field in collaboration with the Manx Wildlife Trust to demonstrate wildlife friendly gardening. The garden is a tranquil place for education and reflection and also contains many species of native and cultivated healing herbs.
    We return to Douglas along the famous TT course.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Douglas Sea TerminalAirports
    • Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Visit Mann Tours

Activity ID: V-91404P10

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