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“Well worth a visit”

Milntown House and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Ramsey
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Owner description: Milntown is set in over fifteen acres of beautiful gardens in the North of the Isle of Man, near Ramsey and is one of the Island’s most historic houses. Originally the home of one of the leading families on the Isle of Man -the ‘Christians’ - Milntown has also been a school for young ladies and a hotel. More recently it once again reverted to being a private house owned by Lady Edwards and subsequently her son Sir Clive. Upon his death, in 1999, a Trust was created to maintain the house and gardens for the benefit of the Manx people, in line with the wishes of Sir Clive. Milntown House is open for tours each Wednesday and Saturday from April - September. Garden Tours are held monthly, please visit our website for further information regarding tours and other events held at MilntownMilntown also has a restaurant that can cater for up to sixty private diners or an elite fine dining experience for up to 14 guests in the old Milntown dining room. Larger numbers can also be catered for with a bespoke marquee in the stunning garden.
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We had a lovely lunch - not cheap though. But well worth it. The gardens were well kept and if you are even a mild garden enthusiast you will enjoy.

Thank Dianne M
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Great food from a ridiculously curtailed lunch menu with no license for a glass of wine.
It is time that you allowed your guests access to your stunning gardens free of charge!
That said a nice way to spend part of Sunday!
I had expected more!

Thank William M
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Milntown, Public Relations Manager at Milntown House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

We are sorry that we were unable to serve you a glass of wine when you visited the Milntown Cafe. We have just changed management of the cafe and as a result we have had to apply for a new license in the name of new restaurant manager and The Milntown Trust The board only sits once a month and the next sitting is mid July which we will of course be attending. We believe that our customers would prefer that we open without a license in place rather than waiting for the next sitting of the licensing board. We do hope that you will visit us again after mid July after which point we will be delighted to offer you a bit more in the way of a drink!

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Milntown

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We visited this house on our way from Ramsey to Peel/Douglas by bus.
We were disappointed that the motorbike and car museum was not open but the gardens were well worth a visit and the cakes in the coffee shop were excellent.

Thank brian_pg_white65
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Milntown, Public Relations Manager at Milntown House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you for visiting Milntown. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the gardens and to the cafe. Unfortunately Milntown does not have a vehicle museum and the Milntown collection of vintage motorcycles is temporarily in storage and is not currently available for viewing. Although they are bought out on occasions such as Grand Prix and TT Practice Weeks (depending on the weather) As a charity we are currently seeking funding to construct such a building We hope to have a vehicle display building in which to have them on show within the next 12-18 months. We apologise for any disappointment this may have caused and hope that you will visit us again soon.

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Mintown

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the house tour of this historic building. The volunteer tour staff were very enthusiastic and knowledgable which made it a worthwhile visit. The gardens are also very lovely. Restaurant staff seemed a bit slow and disorganised but then again the restaurant part of this attraction has only just changed hands. The food, once it arrived, was okay, but just allow sufficient time if you intend to eat and drink too.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

We come for the TT Races every year and its such a shame the house is always closed, non the less this year we decided to go and look at the gardens and we were not disappointed, absolutely beautiful, colours, smells etc.
After a couple of hours we had lunch in the restaurant which again was fantastic. Only one niggle... the deserts were a bit disappointing after such a lovely meal. Still a lovely day out though and I would definitely recommend a visit to anyone.

Thank Chris D
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