Isle of Man Travel Guide

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    Port Erin Beach
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    Fairy Bridge, Santon
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Isle of Man Highlights

  • Pro
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    dervish says…

     lovely landscape, sea views, nice people, nice museums and castles 

  • Con
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    leecouk12324 says…

     Can get rainy weather any time of year 

  • In a nutshell
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    RB_Oakes says…

     A decent meal away from being a perfect day. 

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Port Erin

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Peel

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Douglas

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Isle of Man

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Castletown

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Onchan

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Port Saint Mary

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Maughold

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Port Erin

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  • Bradda Glen

    Port Erin Things to Do

    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.

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  • Anchorage Guest House

    Port Erin Hotels

    Athol Park, Port Erin, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Railway Musuem

    Port Erin Things to Do

    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...

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Peel

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  • Watch out for Moddey Dhoo

    Peel Local Customs

    When visiting Peel castle look out for the Moddey Dhoo, a ghostly black dog who is said to have once wandered the castle and frightened the guards who were on duty. You will hear more of the legend of Moddey Dhoo during your visit to Peel castle.

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  • Corrin's Tower

    Peel Off The Beaten Path

    Corrins Tower is on the hill overlooking Peel. It is 4 stories high and was built in the early 19th century for Thomas Corrin, who owned the hill and lots of nearby land. The hill was one of his favourite places and next to the tower in a small graveyard where he laid his wife and two of his children to rest. There are also inscriptions and...

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  • See the seals

    Peel Things to Do

    You can often see seals in and around Peel harbour. One of the best places to see them is at the edge of the harbour, walk down past the castle and keep going past the lifeboat station. There is a snack bar here that has some tables and chairs set up, so you can have a rest, enjoy a coffee and watch the harbour goings on. There are also steps here...

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Douglas

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  • Summerhill Glen

    Douglas Things to Do

    Set at the northern end of Douglas promenade (the electric railway end) the glen has many paths leading through the trees, past slow moving streams and large pools of water. Inside the glen there are carved wooden seats and other decorations for children. Also, during the summer season there is illuminations in the evenings from 7 to 11pm.

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  • Regency Hotel

    Douglas Hotels

    Queens Promenade, Douglas, IM2 4NN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Visiting Tower of Refuge

    Douglas Warnings and Dangers

    Even though it is sometimes possible at certain times of the year to walk to the tower during low tide, visiting is highly discouraged as it can be extremely dangerous since the tide comes in very fast and you can be stuck and stranded very quickly. The best way to see the tower is from the promenade!

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Isle of Man

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  • Manx National Heritage

    Isle of Man Favorites

    There are several ways to get discounts on admission to Manx National Heritage sites and properties.1. If you are a National Trust Member then your membership card is also valid for Manx National Trust as they have an agreement.2. You can join the Friends of Manx National Heritage (their version of the National Trust) and you can visit museums and...

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  • Posts on the railways

    Isle of Man Warnings and Dangers

    It may seem obvious and go without saying but don't put your head or arms out the window on the Steam Railway and particularly not on the Electric Railway. The steam railway does have some posts though the electric railway has much more frequent posts. I did think on my first trip on the Electric Railway that I would just put my head out the window...

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  • Level Crossings

    Isle of Man Warnings and Dangers

    Having both a steam railway and an electric railway there are a fair few level crossings on the island.The steam railway from Douglas to Port Erin has level crossings with gates and lights.However, the Electric train from Douglas to Laxey and then to Snaefell or Ramsey has unmanned level crossings which are not gated. Some have lights, but at the...

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Castletown

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  • Castletown by Steam Train

    Castletown Transportation

    The Manx Steam Railway goes from Douglas to Port Erin and operates between March and November. Castletown is one of the larger towns and has a proper railway station. It is then only a short walk to the town square.The stops are as follows: Douglas (start/end), Port Soderick (stop), Santon (request), Ballasalla (stop), Ronaldsway (request),...

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  • St Michael's Isle (Chapel & Fort)

    Castletown Off The Beaten Path

    St Michael's Isle is the northern most point of the Langness Peninsula (to the east of Castletown). Previously separated at high tide it is now connected to Langness by a causeway built in 18th Century. The isle was designated as a bird sanctuary in the 1930’s and the wild vegetation and rocky coast are a great nesting ground for birds.The chapel...

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  • Hango Hill

    Castletown Off The Beaten Path

    Located along the bay between Derbyhaven and Castletown, the hill is an ancient place of execution, . William Christian of Ronaldsway was shot here for his part in the Manx uprising of 1651 against the Derby family, who held the Island. The ruins are of a late 17th century summerhouse known as Mount Strange, which is a possible prehistoric burial...

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Onchan

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  • The Sprial Stone

    Onchan Off The Beaten Path

    The Spiral Stone is a boulder rock decorated with spiral patterns and is believed to be from the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. The site is by a house in Ballaragh, near to Laxey. The stone is located along the B11, past King Orry's Grave and on the way to Dhoon Glen, so if youre visiting either of these then you could have a quick visit....

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  • Take a glen walk

    Onchan Off The Beaten Path

    Molly Quirk's Glen, Bibaloe Glen and Groudle Glen are all joined together and make for a fantastic woodland walk.Molly Quirk's Glen is a narrow woodland glen following the Groudle River. It has a road bridge at each end, with the lower end marked by the Whitebridge under which a walkway continues in to Groudle Glen. At the other end of the glen is...

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  • King Orry's Grave

    Onchan Things to Do

    Just outside Laxey, in Minorca, is the largest known megalithic tomb on the island, which is over 4000 years old. While it is named in honour of King Orry (viking), there is no direct connection between him and the site. The cairn grave is made of sandstone and is 12 metres by 4 metres. It was built by farmers as a memorial to their ancestors and...

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Port Saint Mary

  • The South by Steam Train

    Port Saint Mary Transportation

    The Manx Steam Railway goes from Douglas to Port Erin and operates between March and November. Port St Mary is the second to last stop, Cregneash has no railway stop, you will need to go to Port St Mary and travel from there.The stops are as follows: Douglas (start/end), Port Soderick (stop), Santon (request), Ballasalla (stop), Ronaldsway...

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  • Port Soderick

    Port Saint Mary Things to Do

    Port Soderick glen is lovely with large green areas for picnics, beautiful flowers woodland walkways. It then leads down to the coast and small bay, with a promenade that has refreshments, a children's play area and picnic tables. There are also coastal walks around the headland rocks, where pools of water, caves, and thriving vegetation can be...

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  • Colby Glen

    Port Saint Mary Off The Beaten Path

    Colby glen is 5 acres and though narrow and rather overgrown, it is still beautiful. This is one of the few glens left to develop without human intervention. While the paths and bridges are cleared and maintained, the rest is left to nature. There is plenty of wild beauty to enjoy and also a grassy area at one end of the glen for picnics or games,...

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Maughold

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  • Ballaglass Glen

    Maughold Things to Do

    This glen was formed by the Cornaa river and makes for a beautiful walk through the woodland.The paths through the glen follow the river to the top of the glen and then circle round to the car park.The paths are uneven so not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. If you want a longer walk there is also a path that leads to the beach at Port...

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  • Kirk Maughold & Stone Crosses

    Maughold Things to Do

    The church goes back to the 11th century, though there have been alterations and extensions since. There are 44 crosses at the church, most are Celtic though some are Norse. The integration between the Vikings and the Celts living on the Isle of Man is shown by memorials carved with both Scandinavian and Gaelic names.

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  • Cashtal yn Ard

    Maughold Off The Beaten Path

    Cashtal yn Ard (the Castle of the Heights) is one of three Neolithic tombs, dating from around 2000 BC and is the best preserved. It was originally a megalithic chambered cairn, most likely used as communal burial site for Neolithic chieftains and families. The site was excavated in the 1930s and later in the 1990s. The site is along the east coast...

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Top Isle of Man Hotels

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