Tower of Refuge (aka St. Mary’s Isle)

The Tower of Refuge, also known as St. Mary’s Isle, is a small castle-like structure built upon a partially submerged reef in Douglas Bay, The structure was built after RNLI founder William Hillary petitioned for a sanctuary to be built on St Mary’s Isle

The reef had taken many ships and so the tower provided both a visible warning for incoming ships and a refuge for those in distress.

Not an attraction you can visit but as it is so visible often a question asked by people as to what it is and its purpose.

Planning your visit to Tower of Refuge


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Tower of Refuge 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Sep 21fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Sep 22partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Sep 23cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Sep 25rain
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Sep 26clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WSW)

Douglas weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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