Port Erin Travel Guide

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Port Erin Things to Do

  • St Catherine's Well

    I was really quite surprised when, after descending a steep set to steps to the shoreline, I came across a 'holy well'. Holy 'wells' (many are just springs) are pretty common in the British Isles (and on the European mainland), many of them being regarded as sacred or holy far back into prehistory, long before Christianity took hold. But it is...

  • Walk up to Bradda Head.....

    I didn't attempt this myself but it is very obvious that a walk up Bradda Head, the northern headland of Port Erin bay, will provide you not only with a close-up view of Milner's tower but also with stupendous views over the bay, along the coast and across the Irish Sea.And, if it is a really, really clear day, you can even see the mountains of...

  • St Catherine's church

    St Catherine's is not an old church. It dates from 1880 and was largely funded by locksmith William Milner, whose memorial tower stands on Bradda Head. Milner was originally from Liverpool and, I suspect, he made his fortune there before moving to the IOM. As well as funding the building of the church he set up charities to help poor fisherman and...

  • Have a look at the steam trains.....

    Even if you don't visit Port Erin's railway museum you can still see the station and, if they are running, you can see the steam trains too. If they're not running they are tucked safely away from the weather, of course.The narrow-gauge railway line from Douglas was opened in 1874 (because the IOM became so hugely popular with visitors during...

  • Bradda Glen

    Bradda glen is great for walkers, since it has many vantage points and has benches to take a rest or stop for a picnic. There is also a cafe & restaurant where you can watch the bay below while enjoying homecooked food.

  • Railway Musuem

    The railway museum is at the Railway station in Port Erin which is the last stop on the line.The museum tells the history of the steam railway from its beginnings in the 1870s to the present day, including the old lines which used to serve Peel and Ramsey. They have steam engines and carriages and a large display of photographs, posters and...

  • Cregneash National Folk Museum

    A couple of miles from Port Erin is Cregneash National Folk Museum. The first cottage, some three centuries old, was acquired by the Manx Museum when its owner died in 1935 and this remains much as he left it. Over the years, further thatched buildings have become part of the museum but others in the village remain in private ownership. There are...

  • Railway museum

    Right at the buffer stops end on the station at Port Erin is the railway museum.Housed in the old loco shed, the museum houses two engines that are not in use and old carriages of a bygone age. Also there are exhibits of the construction side to the railway.One of the locomotives on display is an 0-6-0T built for the Manx Northern Railway and...

  • Erin Arts Centre

    Erin Arts Centre it is "a must visit" place.A little hidden at first if you don;t really look for exactly location. The history of the Erin Arts Centre in Port Erin. John Bethell's vision in 1971 was to transform an empty chapel into a centre for music, drama and the visual arts which would benefit and involve the Island community.


Port Erin Hotels

  • Anchorage Guest House

    Athol Park, Port Erin, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Grosvenor Hotel

    Promenade, Port Erin, IM9 6LA, United Kingdom

  • Port Erin Royal

    Promenade, Port Erin, IM9 6LH, United Kingdom

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Port Erin Restaurants

  • Super little beachside cafe with a...

    Pots of tea, pots of coffee, bacon sandwiches, salads, crab sandwiches, home-made cake...probably kipper baps as well. All to be eaten and enjoyed sitting around tables tight by the beach, with the smell of the sea in your nostrils and the sound of seagulls in your ears. What more could you want?This little cafe was busy enough when I visited...

  • The national dish...chips, cheese and...

    Whenever I visit the British seaside, I enjoy indulging in fish, chips and mushy peas.However, when we visited Port Erin Fish & Chips during our day trip to the lovely seaside town of Port Erin in the Isle of Man in July 2009, we weren't actually looking for fish and chips...We had read that the unofficial national dish of the Isle of Man is chips,...

  • Good Food! Very Poor Management

    This is a lovely looking pub with a lovely atmosphere. The food is reliably good and the bar staff are friendly apart from the bar manager who is unbelievably rude and devoid of personality, customer service skills or the ability to communicate politely. The food can take time but is worth the wait and the beer is excellent. This would be a real...


Port Erin Transportation

  • By bus....

    Several bus routes serve Port Erin, including a very useful service which runs regularly to and from Douglas via the airport.There is no bus station as such. Buses terminate and start from a small shelter (with clean-enough toilets) on Bridson Street, just a couple of minutes' walk form the village centre.You can find pdfs of bus routes and...

  • Steam railway to Douglas

    Victorian steam trains run a scheduled service between Port Erin and Douglas.Once part of a three line system, this is the only steam railway portion that is still in operation.Electric and horse drawn trams still run from Douglas, however, to Ramsey and along the promenade respectively.

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