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Tynwald Hill

Artificial Mound


Visited 25th August 2003: Tynwald Hill is smaller than I'd expected. It doesn't look like a prehistoric mound, largely because of the terracing that runs up it, and the staircase built into the eastern side. Is it prehistoric? I'm not sure that this particullar site it is, but perhaps the parliamentary customs that surround it started off at a similar Bronze Age mound nearby (a cist was discovered).

As well as the hill, it's worth visiting the Royal Chapel of St. John (which is very modern) and Ballaharra Stones, just opposite.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
30th December 2003ce
Edited 30th December 2003ce

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