About Grenaby Estates
Grenaby, which is a name of Norse origin meaning ‘Green Farm’.
Our island is small in area, but there are a lot of tucks in it so many that a person could spend years exploring them and still have surprises in store. One of the most delightful of these hidden-away places is the little green hollow called Grenaby, which is a name of Norse origin meaning ‘Green Farm’.
Grenaby Estate lies on the upper reaches of the Silverburn river. Its source originates near the old stronghold of Manannan on South Barrule as a rough, boulder-strewn stream flowing down through rushy and gorsy moanees (bogs/moors). Like a wild creature venturing timidly into the haunts of men, and then becomes as it flows on through Silverdale, under the Monk’s Bridge, past Rushen Abbey, and at last down to the sea through Castletown Harbour.
Directions from Airport
Exit the Airport and turn left towards Castletown (there are two airport roundabouts – whichever way you exit – follow the Castletown signs). You will pass a garage on your right and at the next roundabout bear right then straight over (second exit) the roundabout. Follow the road until you come to a crossroads and set of traffic lights. Take the turning on the right. Follow the road until you come to another crossroads. Cross straight over, and after half a mile you will see a sign on the left-hand side which says “Grenaby”. Take the turning on the left. Follow the road along for over half a mile, and you will come to a stone-walled entrance and driveway which has the sign “Grenaby Mooar”, along with a Tourist Board Gold 5 Star self-catering sign on it. Follow the driveway, and there is parking on the left.