Isle of Man Local Customs

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Isle of Man Local Customs

  • Fairies

    Not only cats without a tail or sheep with four horns are living on the Isle of Man, but also fairies.You are not supposed to call them by this name, though. They are called "themselves".The bridge dedicated to them ,however, is called the Fairy Bridge. Lots of notes, letters, pictures and even some toys have been put in the trees there, with...

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  • Manx Animals

    Many things are different on the Isle of Man, also among animals. In Castletown we met one of the famous Manx cats. They have no tail. Legend has it that they arrived too late at Noah's Ark and their tail got stuck in the closing door. As if to make for this, the local loghan sheep have four horns instead of the usual two. These sheep can mostly be...

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  • Using your mobile phone

    Usually when using my mobile phone abroad I dial the country code, the area code without the first zero and then the number. Since most European companies have roaming contracts with each other, this is not complicated and not too expensive. It's certainly cheaper than using the hotel phones.On the Isle of Man this was different.First I had to dial...

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  • Currency

    The Isle of Man uses pounds sterling, the currency of the UK however it does produce its own coins and notes. UK notes and coins can be used on the island, however you may have difficulty using Isle of Man pounds on the mainland so be advised to try and get rid of as much currency before you leave.While the coins are virtually the same as British...

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  • Tynwald Hill Parliament Session 5th of...

    This is the oldest continuous parliament in the world. Constructed by Vikings more than 1000 years ago, from soil from 4 corners of the island, it has been surving it's purpose ever since.We were lucky to be on the IOM during one and only yearly session of the Parliament at Tynwald Hill. It is a festive occasion that even Her Majesty The Qeen...

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  • Currency

    You cannot use the Euro on the Isle of Man. The exchange rate between the Euro and Sterling was dreadful when we were there, but there;s not a lot one can do about it. There is also a Manx pound note as well - it's perfectly valid, but it's probably best that you use up your Manx pound notes before you leave the Isle as there is no guarantee that...

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Isle of Man Hotels

  • Regency Hotel

    Queens Promenade, Douglas, IM2 4NN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Anchorage Guest House

    Athol Park, Port Erin, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Sefton Express

    Stayed here with grown-up family and it met our needs perfectly. Easy walk to airport and only 20...

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  • Glen Mona Hotel

    6 Mona Drive, Douglas, IM2 4LG, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Port Erin Royal

    Promenade, Port Erin, IM9 6LH, United Kingdom

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Admiral House

    I was recommended to this place by a local - who had not stayed there but had feedback from clients...

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  • Grosvenor Hotel

    Promenade, Port Erin, IM9 6LA, United Kingdom

  • The Town House

    24 Loch Promenade, Douglas, IM1 2lx, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Gloucester House

    32 Loch Promenade, Douglas, IM1 2LY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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