Isle of Man Off The Beaten Path

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Isle of Man Off The Beaten Path

  • Seal Watching at the Point of Ayre

    The point of Ayre is the most Northerly point on the Isle of Man. There isn't much there at all - no cafe so bring a thermos and a picnic and most importantly - NO TOILET!!! There is a visitor centre here which is quite interesting.This is a beautiful, rugged spot and is a great place for spotting seals, dolphins and even basking sharks. I always...

  • Kirk Lonan

    Kirk Lonan is one of the 'keeils', or stone chapels dotted throughout the Isle of Man. It has been a site of Christian worship for maybe 1500 years and of pagan worship before then. The building that presently houses the church of St Adamnan now was built in 1833 but ajoins the ruins of the old chapel.The chapel is open to the public so you can...

  • Snuff the Wind Mine

    The Isle of Man is rich in a number of different ores and you can find disused mines all over the place. While the best known of these is probably the mining complex at Laxey with its Great Wheel, one that is more off the beaten track lies inland not far from St John's.Known by various names, Cross Vein Mine or 'Snuff the Wind' was a lead mine in...

  • Niarbyl

    Located a few miles south of Peel is Niarbyl Bay, a beauty spot that is also part of the Manx heritage trail of spots of historic interest dotted all over the island.There's a popular cafe and some thatched cottages as well as stunning views down the coast. Oh, and chickens in place of seagulls.

  • Glen Maye

    A few miles from Peel you'll find Glen Maye which has a pretty waterfall and is also part of a walking track, one of the islands nicest coastal paths, "Raad ny Foillan" or Road of the Gull. The cliffs nearby are a favourite spot for birdwatchers.If you walk there you can also enjoy a pint at the huge pub above the waterfall before moving on.

  • See the Seven Kingdoms.....

    Snaefell is the highest peak on the Isle of Man at 2036ft. The view from the top is stunning - on a good, clear day you can get a 360° view of the Island and you can see the "Seven Kingdoms", these being:- The Kingdoms of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales;- The Kingdom of Heaven;- The Kingdom of the Sea; and- The Kingdom of Man!There are two...

  • Dhoon Beach

    Dhoon Beach is one of those wonderful places that can only be reached on foot. It is a difficult walk (and the walk back is tortorous!!) but it is so worth it.You reach Dhoon Beach by taking a walk through Dhoon Glen. There are many glens to explore on the Island but this is easily one of the best. A dramatic waterfall tumbles all the way down this...

  • King William's College

    This magnificent building is located near Castletown. If you are arriving by plane to the IOM, you will notice it during landing. It is not a tourist destination, and is not open for general public. Even though you can not enter the building, if you are interested in such architecture, you might enjoy a walk arround and take a look inside the...

  • Glenn Maye Waterfall

    Glenn Maye waterfall has created a beautiful canyon and lake, nested in luscious foliage, under thick shade of trees, with harp-string like sunrays creating magical atmosphere. Well worth walking down moderately steep stairs. If I had enough time, I would continue walking by the stream, it takes about two hours to reach the sea. I'll do that next...

  • Laxey mines

    Again, another feature of Laxey Waterwheel park & glens. Need to put on a hard hat when visiting the mines.

  • Laxey village

    Laxey village is quite small, it's one of those places where you can see little elegant old ladies sipping tea, whilst farmers dash around the place in their big jeeps. It's nice, but I suspect it's hard finding young people around the place! :)

  • Sitting Statue

    Am not too sure who the status is supposed to be , I *think* it might be one of the famous English comedian Norman Wisdom, but I couldnt swear to it. It's located in the commercial banking district of Douglas. So if you know who this guy is, pls tell me :-)


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...

  • Admiral House

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

  • Port Erin Royal

    Promenade, Port Erin, IM9 6LH, United Kingdom

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Glen Mona Hotel

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • 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

  • Mereside

    1 Empire Terrace, Douglas, IM2 4LE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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