Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is a stunning island in the middle of the Irish Sea that is full of beautiful countryside, sweeping coastlines and pretty seaside towns. The island is most famous for its motorsports, in particular the Isle of Man TT motorcycling race, but is also surrounded by a wealth of marine life that you won’t see anywhere else in the UK. The island also has a rich cultural heritage which is evident in its cuisine and buildings. There are more than 40 miles of restored steam and electric railway lines which are a delight to see and offer an unforgettable journey.
Places to go on The Isle of Man
The Isle of Man TT race is the just the tip of an iceberg of races, events and activities that make the island one of the most renowned motorsports destinations in the world, a pedigree that dates back more than 100 years. The TT event is held at the end of May – beginning of June, but rally, motorcycle and classics races take place throughout the year so there’s a good chance of catching one whenever you visit. You can get involved in the action as well with guided and non-guided motorcycle and motorcar tours around the iconic TT circuit, taking in the sights and feeling the wind in your hair. For the children, and the child in every adult, there is an exceptional karting track that you can fly around at breakneck speeds. Away from the roar of the engine, you must take advantage of the marine wildlife and activities that the Isle of Man has to offer. The island’s unique location makes it an amazing place to observe seals, dolphins, whales and basking sharks.
Our Top Picks on the Isle of Man
We want you to enjoy the best that the Isle of Man has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;
Snaefell Sunset Dinners
A Snaefell Sunset Dinner is a perfect way to end the day. You can relax on a railway journey up to the summit of Snaefell mountain, and then enjoy a lovely three-course meal and raise a glass to the stunning sunset views. The mountain is 620 metres above sea level and if the weather is clear you’ll have incredible views of the entire island.
Go diving or learn to dive
With the wealth of marine life in the waters around the Isle of Man, going diving is a must if you are already qualified. Companies offer diving trips, boat charters and equipment hire. If you are not a qualified diver the island is a great place to learn, with PADI training courses available. Make sure you do the training courses at the beginning of your stay so you have time to experience the marine life firsthand.
Go on a Mini adventure
Don’t miss the opportunity to take on the famous TT circuit yourself in a classic mini, one of the most exhilarating motorcars to race thanks to its tiny frame and low driving position. Manx Mini Adventures has a specialist fleet of classic minis for you to hire.
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