Bradda Head

Bradda Head is a rugged headland that shelters Port Erin Bay from the north, rising to a height of 116 m (382 ft).

The tower you can see on the top of Bradda Head is Milner’s Tower. This was built in 1871, in honour of William Milner, a Liverpool safe-maker who came to Port Erin to recuperate after illness and became a great benefactor to the poor fisherman in the village. The tower is said to represent a key and lock to a safe and you have spiral steps that take you to the top where you get a view looking across to the Sound and the Calf of Man.

The headland is popular with walkers, photographers and artists. The clifftop walks up to the head and around the head via Milner’s Tower is well worth the stunning views from Milner’s Tower along the coastline. The marked Coronation Footpath shows the easy route but you have lots of alternatives you can take depending on your appetite to explore.

The head has plenty of benches scattered around where you can just take a few minutes to either enjoy the view or take a rest.

On the way down well worth a stop off at the cafe for a well-earned coffee and homemade cake whilst looking over Port Erin Bay.

Bradda Head was mined for copper and lead and you can see the remains of an engine house tower at the waterline below Milner’s Tower.


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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 18.1℃ to 19.4℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 18.4℃ to 19.7℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (N)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 16.9℃ to 17.7℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Aug 17
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 0.7 m/sec (E)

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

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