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Glen Helen

Introduction

Glen Helen has a Swiss cottage and glen gardens developed from the 1860s. The site was developed as a public resort with rustic bridges giving views of waterfalls amongst mixed planting.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.gov.im/daff/Countryside/Country/Glen_Helen.xml
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

The glen is open for public use. http://www.gov.im/daff/Countryside/Country/Glen_Helen.xml

Directions

Situated on the primary A3 Castletown to Ramsey road in the parish of German, between the 9th and 10th Milestone road-side markers measured from the start line at the TT Grandstand.

History

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Features & Designations

Plant Environment

  • Woodland Garden
  • Environment

Features

  • River
  • Water Feature
  • Description: Stepping stones
  • Ornamental Bridge
  • Waterfall
  • Fountain
  • Swiss Cottage
Key Information

Type

Managed Woodland

Purpose

Public Park

Plant Environment

Woodland Garden

Principal Building

Public Park

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References

References