Swiss Chalet, Glen Helen, St John's. IM43NP
Swiss Chalet Cafe / Restaurant
Stunning cafe and restaurant set within the beautiful Geln Helen. Open as a cafe on Wednesday to Monday 08:00 - 16:00 and for evening meals Thursday, Friday & Saturday 18:00 til late. Sunday carvery available 12:00 - 16:00
Today a variety of mature and impressive trees including sequoia, thuja, spruces, Douglas fir, oak, sycamore and beech can be observed. Paths traverse the glen alongside the rivers Neb and Blaber. Three quarters of a mile into the glen you will reach the dramatic Rhenass waterfall.
St John's, Isle of Man
Established over 30 years, Tynwald Mills is the only department store on The Isle of Man. Incorporating a historical mill, and bringing many brands together under one roof there is also a new children's play area and cafe.
St Johns, Isle of Man
This four-tiered hill is one of the Island’s most distinctive landmarks and a signal of the Isle of Man’s independence as a self-governing crown dependency.
Tynwald Hill, which is located in St Johns, plays host to an open air meeting of the Island’s parliament, Tynwald, once a year. It is believed that the open air ceremony, which takes place on July 5th, was established by Norse Viking settlers over a thousand years ago with the hill thought to have been built in the 13th century, making it the oldest continuous parliament in the world.
The hill, which measures around 12 feet high, is thought to be made from piles of stones bonded together with soil from all of the Island’s 17 ancient parishes.
Ancient graves have been also uncovered near the hill and a temple dedicated to the Norse god Thor was found near to the site of St John’s Church.
Tynwald Hill is a registered Thing site which encompasses ancient Viking sites that are the early assemblies found throughout Northern Europe as a result of our shared Norse heritage.