A sleepy village on the north
western coast, Ballaugh is best known for its
hump-backed bridge. Apparently it has proved the
downfall for some TT riders, though there is a pub
here to help them drown their sorrows. The
village’s name possibly derives from Bal-ny-laghney
(Homestead of the Curragh) or Bal-laff (The place
of Our Lady).
Just 10 miles from bustling Ramsey, its oldest 18th century church, St Mary’s, was rescued in the 19th century when it was re-roofed and altered. More recently it has featured in films.