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Tynwald Day 2012 - Transport and Parking

Bus and Coach Services To/From St John's

Buses – On Tynwald Day the Bank Holiday bus service operates. Extra buses are provided which operate between Douglas, St John's and Peel via Union Mills and Crosby to provide a bus every 20 minutes from Douglas between 0910 and 1210 and then every 30 minutes until approximately 1840 hours. An hourly service operates during the evening. Between Port Erin and Peel the normal Bank Holiday service operates with an extra journey late in the evening to Port Erin via Castletown after the fire show. Details are shown in the Tynwald Day Bus Services leaflet available from the Isle of Man Welcome Centre and bus offices. For more information refer to

Coaches – TOURS Isle of Man depart from the coach stand adjacent to the War Memorial, Douglas from 09:15 for half day tours to the Fair and Ceremony and for full day tours to the Ceremony and onwards to other places of interest in the afternoon. Telephone 822611 for more information and reservations.



Parking for the general public will be available at St John's - see Map.

Disabled Parking

There will be a designated area at St John’s School for reserved parking for persons in possession of a disabled badge. If you wish to apply for a parking pass (free of charge) please send a stamped addressed envelope, along with a copy of the disabled badge to the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald, Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, IM1 3PW. The passes will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis and despatched two weeks prior to the Ceremony.


Road Closures

Location: A1 Ballacraine to St Johns Main Road,extending westwards from a point opposite the west gable of the former Ballacraine Hotel to its junction with Station Road and that portion of the Glen Moar Road from the A1 Douglas to Peel Road with the Glen Moar loop road. Closed from 10:00 -16:00 for the Tynwald Ceremony.

Location: Station Road from the Tynwald Inn junction to the Patrick Road junction closed from 10:00 -10:30 for the forming up of the Youth Parade.

Location: Station Road from the Tynwald Inn junction to the Patrick Road junction closed from 13:00 - 13:30 for the dissolution of the Youth Parade

Location: Clearway Glen Moar Road, length of Glen Moar to its junction with the Poortown Road from 08:00 - 15:00 for the Tynwald Ceremony

Location:  A1 Douglas to Peel Road from the Arboretum, St John's to its junction with the Glen Moar Road  (Station Road junction and Glen Moar Road remain open) from 19:10 - 19:50 for the Sunset Ceremony