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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK3.702 aportes
ago. de 2022
Although at first sight, there may not seem to be much to see (and you can actually see it quite well as you drive past on the road), this is possibly one of the most important sites on the Isle of Man.

The Vikings settled the island from the C9th and brought their system of government with them. Known as Tynwald, this is the oldest parliament in the World.

The word is Norse and means ‘assembly field’. Meetings were originally held in the open air to discuss matters affecting the community. Several small Tynwald sites can still be found around the island. These were small raised mounds were the chieftain and local population would meet to discuss matters affecting the community and administer justice.

St John’s, with its central location became established as the main site from 1417. The ‘Hill’ is of unknown date and is an artificial four tiered mound about 250’ in diameter and 12’ high. It may have been built on the site of an old tumulus or barrow. It is connected to the C19th Church of St John by a pathway lined by low earth banks.

Tynwald was important as laws passed were read out and this was the only way to let the common people know what the law was. Every family would make sure that at least one member was present. Anyone could present a petition about a grievance which was handed to the clerk to be presented to Tynwald.

In medieval times, Tynwald would have also been the site of a fairground with booths, stalls and side shows.

Although Tynwald now meets regularly in Douglas, there is a ceremonial meeting of Tynwald every year on July 5th. Following a church service, the sword bearer, Lieutenant General and Lord Bishop, followed by Legislative Council and Members of the House of Keys process to Tynwald. The two chairs on the top tier are for the Lord Lieutenant and Bishop, with the Legislative council grouped round them. The Members of the House of Keys are on the middle tier. The title and brief summary of all the laws passed is read out. There is time for people to present petitions and public officials are sworn in before the procession returns to the church.
Escrita el 29 de agosto de 2022
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Keith C
129 aportes
jul. de 2022 • Pareja
Visited Tynwald Hill on the way to Peel it is the Site of the Start and finish of the first TT races in the 1900s interested piece of history of the Isle of man TT races.
Escrita el 15 de julio de 2022
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spedubec
Bolonia, Italia3.897 aportes
abr. de 2022
Su questa collinetta quasi nel centro di Saint John's si riunisce il Parlamento di Man. Un luogo carico di storia non molto ben segnalato.Sulla cima della collinetta sventola la bandiera col triscele.
Escrita el 13 de abril de 2022
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vala4384
42 aportes
ago. de 2021
Interesting to see where Parliament meet once a year. Smaller than I had imagined, but it has lots of history.
Could have done with some more information.
Escrita el 30 de agosto de 2021
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Nicholas D
Larne, UK1.115 aportes
ago. de 2021
Interesting site on the way to Peel town at the hamlet of St Johns where a big flag of the Isle of Man emblem flies in the wind. The area is known as the ancient location where the Manx parliament and people meet each year to hear the proclamation of New laws for the island. Not much else to it but it is certainly worth a visit for a photo opportunity with the Isle of Man Flag.
Escrita el 21 de agosto de 2021
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK5.626 aportes
nov. de 2019
Interesting site, it could do with a few more information boards around the place. I suspect many people who visit miss the millenium stone set at the back
Escrita el 12 de noviembre de 2019
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Steve M
Londres, UK513 aportes
jul. de 2019 • Pareja
Tynwald Hill itself is quite modest but the story and the history behind it is really interesting. We also visited the church, and the Culture Vannin Centre which has a small exhibition about the history and culture - particularly the language - on the Isle of Man. (Lego fans will like the Tynwald Day model!)
Escrita el 29 de julio de 2019
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MarkW55
Castle Douglas, UK452 aportes
jun. de 2019 • Familia
The ceremonial location for the Manx parliament, this is an ascending series of circular grass terraces culminating in the flagpole. It is only really fully functional on Tynwald Day, July 5th, when members of the House of Keys attend for the opening of the Manx parliament. There is a pleasant small ecological glade leading away to the west.
Escrita el 6 de junio de 2019
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Tom_Pandelaere
Musselburgh, UK203 aportes
ago. de 2018 • Pareja
The hill is about five to ten minutes on the bus from Peel. It does what it says on the tin: this is the hill where the Vikings installed their parliament, called ‘thing’ in Old Norse. Once a year, on the Manx national holiday, it gets busy with dignitaries, but its normal state is nothing spectacular—a hill with a flag on. Behind it lies a park with a duck pond. I suppose the curious thing about Tynwald Hill is that it is a location of such historic importance, and yet you could have heard a pin drop if there hadn’t been any grass. It is a very tranquil nook and well worth a visit for those who enjoy quietude.
Escrita el 21 de agosto de 2018
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John W
Douglas, UK2.096 aportes
jun. de 2018 • Pareja
The banks of seating and flag poles are going up for our National day on 5 July. The Hill looked parched, grass more yellow than green. Sure it’ll be alright on the night.
Escrita el 28 de junio de 2018
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