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Ramsey has much to offer for visitors, from swimming to golf, walking to cycling and so much more.

A Town Centre and Mooragh Park map are available for download, printed copies are available from the Town Hall and Library.

 Click here to download the Town Centre map.

Click here to download the Mooragh Park map.

Here are just a few attractions that help to make Ramsey a year-round leisure destination. 

Swimming

The Northern Swimming Pool, situated on Mooragh Promenade, Ramsey, is operated by the Northern Local Authorities Swimming Pool Board.

You can find out more here.

Ten pin bowling

The Pepsi Max Bowl and Leisure Centre on Queens Promenade overlooks the sea and is just moments from Ramsey town centre. It has 10 lanes and a range of video games, pool tables, table tennis, air hockey and a soft play area for children. 

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Golf

 

Ramsey Golf Club

Ramsey Golf Club is located in the north of the island within walking distance of the town centre. The course as it is today was designed by James Braid and opened in 1931, although there has been a course on the site since 1891.

The course:

  • 18 holes
  • Par 70
  • 5982 yards

Find out more.

 

Motorcycle Road Racing

TT (Tourist Trophy) 

Ramsey plays a major role during the TT, the two-week motorcycling festival that takes place every year between the end of May and beginning of June.

Billed as the world’s ultimate road race, the TT sees riders competing on closed roads – including the famous Mountain Road - over a circuit of just under 38 miles (60kms) and achieving speeds in excess of 130mph.

Ramsey's Parliament Square always a great crowd of regulars watching riders and their bikes at very close quarters as they head to the hairpin on the Mountain Road.

Find out more here.

Vintage transport

Manx Electric Railway

Explore the north of the island on the Manx Electric Railway. A 17.5-mile journey between Ramsey and Douglas on a rail system dating from 1893 offering stunning coastal and countryside views. Operating from March to November the railway calls at Laxey where you can alight to catch the Snaefell Mountain Railway.

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Social history

The Grove Museum

Just on the outskirts of Ramsey is the Grove Museum. Built by a wealthy merchant family from Liverpool  - the Gibbs - as their summer home it later became their permanent family home.  The Gibb sisters, Alice and Janet, lived in the house until their deaths in the 1970s and the house offers a fascinating insight into the family's lives.

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Cycling

Gran Fondo

Ramsey is will be at the centre of the action on July 12 2019 for the Gran Fondo Isle of Man -  four separate cycling challenges, featuring extensive closed roads riding experiences for all ages and abilities starting and finishing in Mooragh Park in Ramsey. 

Find out more here.

Walking and Hiking

Manx Glens

There are 18 national mountain and coastal glens in the Isle of Man. Those near Ramsey include Dhoon Glen, Elfin Glen, Ballaglass Glen, Ballure Walk and Lhergy Frissel.

Find out more.

Millennium Way

The 28-mile Millennium Way runs from Ramsey to Castletown and was established in 1979 to mark the 1000th anniversary of Tynwald, the parliament of the Isle of Man.

Find out more here.

Stargazing

Ramsey - a stellar place to visit

The Isle of Man is the best place to stargaze in the British Isles, with 26 Dark Sky Discovery Sites as awarded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council.

With minimal light pollution and low-density population the island offers outstanding stargazing opportunities at some of the most scenic locations, including the northern end of Ramsey's Mooragh Promenade.

Find out more here.