Alpine Cottage

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The A3 Castletown to Ramsey Road at Alpine Cottage and the nearby TT Marshalls Shelter and Alpine House.

Alpine Cottage (Manx: Ballacurnkeil or the Narrow or small Ballacurn) [1] including the adjacent Alpine House is situated between the 16th Milestone and 17th Milestone road-side markers on the Snaefell Mountain Course on the primary A3 Castletown to Ramsey in the parish of Ballaugh in the Isle of Man.

Alpine Cottage and the nearby Ballaugh Bridge were part of the Highland Course and Four Inch Course used for the Gordon Bennett Trial and Tourist Trophy automobile car races held in the Isle of Man between 1904 and 1922.[2] Alpine Cottage is part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and from 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix Races.


  1. ^ Place Names of the Isle of Man by John Kneen MA pp446 (1970) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh The Scolar Press
  2. ^ TT Pioneers - Early Car Racing in the Isle of Man pp 22 Robert Kelly, Mercury Asset Management (1996)(1st Edition) The Manx Experience, The Alden Press ISBN 1-873120-61-3

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Coordinates: 54°18′23″N 4°33′26″W / 54.30639°N 4.55722°W / 54.30639; -4.55722