Isle of Man Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by Ellie22
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    Tower of Refuge
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  • Tower of Refuge
    Tower of Refuge
    by Ellie22

Isle of Man Warnings and Dangers

  • Posts on the railways

    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

    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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  • Manannans Cloak (Mist)

    Be extremely cautious if there is a low mist, particularly if driving in the mountains or walking by the coast. Driving The mountain road does go very close to the edge and is very twisty with some hairpin bends and cattle grids too. The mist can completely engulf the mountain and make visibility very limited. Walking It is not advisable to walk...

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  • Poor tourist information

    It's not exactly a hazard but it can be a bit of a nuisance. There is a great deal of interest in the Isle of Man and neither the official website - which is not clear or informative enough - nor the tourist literature do it justice. Unless you are visiting for the TT races or intending to spend a week in August relaxing on Douglas promenade, the...

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  • Beware of the Ducks

    This was the first time I ever saw a warning sign for ducks.I have never considered them to be very dangerous birds. However, I have also never seen so many ducks and other waterbirds together this close to a street. So I suppose the danger comes from cars braking suddenly when the large group of ducks decides to walk across the street.

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  • Force 9 gales and parking!

    As these pictures show, the weather can get a bit windy and wet on the Isle of Man. While I was there we had a force 9 gale, which believe me is pretty windy!Much of the obvious parking places tend to be right by the water in Peel and Douglas, so be conscious of where you park!

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  • Overnighting in Ferry Terminal

    If you're used to visiting the Island during TT week you may be under the impression that the Douglas Ferry Terminal is open all night, so that if you arrive or are leaving in the early hours of the morning you can doss down in a corner for a few hours' kip. Regard that as a tip, if you will...However, outside of the TT period it closes! I'm not...

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  • Hungry Monument Chasers

    I have to tell you something completely beyond my comprehension. Restaurants, bars, pubs - nobody serves food between 14.00 and 18.00! If anyone would care to explain this to me, I'd be really grateful. Because this island is trying to attract tourists. I was desperate, with four hungry kids, to find a decent place. Just near Castletown railway...

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  • Dangerous Ducks !

    On our way back from Snaefel Mountain, the Electric Tram stopped. The driver went out. Everyone was patiently waiting, behaving properly and minding their manners. But I'm from another country, nosy tourist and a VT member, so I had to get out and check what's going on.The driver was helping little ducklings to climb over railway tracks and catch...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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