Set in 15 acres of scenic gardens, Milntown estate is one of the Isle of Man’s most historic country homes. The estate was founded in the early 16th Century by the McCrystyn family, their name being simplified later to the “Christian” family. Parts of the stately home date back to the 16th Century, however the mansion was mainly redesigned in the 1830 as it appears today.
Guided tours of Milntown House are available every Wednesday and Saturday between the end of March and end of September for a small fee (£7 per person). Private house tours are also available, please call 01624 812 321 for details.
The Milntown House tour includes the entrance and hall, library, dining room, the drawing room, Lady Edwards apartment, the green bedroom. The tour lasts approximately 1 hr 15 mins.
There are 15 acres of mature gardens and woodlands to explore, as well as a tranquil mill pond with its resident ducks. The mill pond feeds the Milntown Corn water mill which is also set in the gardens and is currently used a workshop. Garden sculptures by local Manx artists are also on display each year.
Garden admission prices: Adult £3.50. Child £1.00. Senior Citizen £3. Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) £8.
Milntown Café is set in a light and airy conservatory overlooking the estate’s Winchester Gates and walled garden. Tuck into a range of delicious breakfasts, hot seasonal dishes, light lunches, cakes, coffees and teas.
Milntown is reputedly the most haunted building on the Isle of Man , apparently haunted by members of the Christian family. Find out more from Isle of Man Ghost Tours.
Location: Lezayre Rd (A3) Ramsey. Tel 01624 812 321. Closed on Tuesdays. Open Monday, Wednesday - Sunday 10am to 5pm April - November.