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A16 (Isle of Man)

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From:  Bride (NX449011)
To:  Point of Ayre (NX466049)
Via:  Cranstal
Distance:  3.1 miles (5 km)
Meets:  A10
Former Number(s):  B2
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Isle of Man

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Isle of Man

Route outline (key)
A16 Bride - Point of Ayre

The A16 is a short link road in the far north of the Isle of Man from the A10 at Bride to the Point of Ayre at the north tip of the Island.

The long straight along the shore

It starts at a mini roundabout in front of the village church in Bride and heads east to another mini roundabout, where it sweeps round to the north. It quickly leaves the village behind as it winds gently down between fields, passing through the scattered community of Cranstal before reaching the coast. A sharp left turn leads onto a much straighter section, although the white line has disappeared, and the route runs north just inland, and out of sight of the shore. This is the very flat northern end of the Isle of Man, and large sand and gravel workings sit on the landward side of the road. The A16 then comes to an end at a T junction, the private road to the lighthouse continuing ahead, while turning right leads to a car parking area a short walk from the Point of Ayre, Man's most northerly point.


As originally numbered in the 1920's, the route was given the B2 number. Originally this just ran to the coast at Cranstal, but was extended to Point of Ayre by 1937. The whole route had been renumbered as the A16 by 1963.

A16 (Isle of Man)
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View from Bride church - Geograph - 779100.jpgPoint of Ayre - Lighthouse (C) Joseph Mischyshyn - Geograph - 1673492.jpgA10-a16junc.jpgA16-hill.jpgA16-straight.jpg
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