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Kirk Michael

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Kirk Michael
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County
Isle of Man
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Isle of Man
The A3 passing through Kirk Michael

Kirk Michael is a small village on the western side of the Isle of Man. Despite being set close to the shore, it is not a coastal village, although modern housing is slowly stretching out to the tops of the low sandy cliffs. The shops and services are nearly all sited along the main road, with housing spreading out behind.

The village lies on the A3, the longest A road on the island, which ultimately connects Ramsey in the north with Castletown in the south, via the west coast. It is also the route of the TT Circuit, a factor which Kirk Michael more than most settlements on the course seems to thrive on. The racing route runs through the village from south to north. On the southern edge of the village, the A4 forks off the A3 to head to Peel further down the coast, while the A3 takes a more inland route through the foothills to St Johns. These two routes have swapped in the past, with the A3 originally running from Ramsey to Peel and the A4 being the onward route to Castletown.

Routes

Route To Notes

A3

Ramsey, North

A3

St Johns, Castletown, Airport, Douglas (A1)

A4

Peel

TT Circuit

Ramsey, North along A3

TT Circuit

St Johns, Castletown, Airport, Douglas (A1) along A3

A3

Ramsey, North became A4, now A3
Error: A3 (Peel - Ramsey) does not exist

A3

Peel now A4
Error: A3 (Peel - Ramsey) does not exist

A4

Ramsey, North now A3

A4

St Johns, Castletown, Airport, Douglas (A1) now A3




Kirk Michael
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Kirk Michael Collins87.jpgA3 approaching Rhencullen (C) Chris Gunns - Geograph - 1883634.jpgKirk Michael, The A3 (C) Chris Gunns - Geograph - 481850.jpgKirk Michael, Isle of Man (C) kevin rothwell - Geograph - 251389.jpgIom-snaefell-1926.jpg
Places in the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories
Isle of ManDouglas • Andreas • Ballasalla • Castletown • Kirk Michael • Laxey • Onchan • Peel • Port Erin • Port St Mary • Ramsey • St Johns
JerseySt Helier • Gorey • St Brelade • St John • St Ouen • St Peter
GuernseyAlderney • St Peter Port
Overseas TerritoriesAscension Island • Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos • Falkland Islands • George TownCayman Islands • Gibraltar • St Helena


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