Cregneash Port Eirin, Isle of Man

Peel - Victorian Steam Train & Cregneash

Travel to the folk village of Cregneash, learn about the rugged self-sufficient lifestyle there, and experience a Victorian steam train from Port Erin.

  • Enjoy the folk village of Cregneash.
  • Learn about the self-sufficient lifestyle.
  • Port Erin train station
  • Experience a Victorian steam train.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    4h

  • Max. passengers

    40

  • Booking Code

    E-PEL1

  • From

    $ 132

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing, waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes.

Our tour leaves Peel and travels south to the folk village of Cregneash. Cregneash is isolated from the rest of the Island and was one of the last strongholds of the traditional skills and customs that characterized the farmers’ way of life. Here at Cregneash, the evidence of a rugged and self-sufficient lifestyle is again brought to life in the original preserved buildings. A visit to Cregneash transports you into the past, and the serenity you’ll find there, compared to the hustle and bustle of life today, is something to be treasured.

Following our visit to Cregneash, we make the short transfer to Port Erin Railway station to board the Victorian steam train for the return journey to Douglas on a railway that is over 125 years old. The railway still uses much of the original rolling stock with passengers traveling in carriages pulled by the original engines that first worked the line in the 1890s. From the train, relax and enjoy the views of the Island’s countryside.

Arriving at Douglas train station, we will take a bus transfer back to Peel through the central valley, passing Tynwald Hill.

Practical information:

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing, waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Walking information: At Cregneash, please note the path from where the bus parks to the village is a natural path of grass and soil (about a quarter mile long). While mostly level, care should be taken, especially in damp conditions.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.