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Private Shore Excusrion to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond from Greenock
"Meet and greet at the pier 08:00-08:30 From Greenock we initially travel along the banks of the River Clyde crossing over the Kingston Bridge in central Glasgow before we reach Stirling. Stirling is a small city and passing through the medieval heart we see many fine buildings including the Church of the Holy Rude Argyll’s Lodging and the Old Town Jail. You could easily spend the whole day in Stirling but the main attraction is the visit to the mighty Stirling Castle(admission fee extra) which is Scotland’s finest medieval castle. It has stunning views from the battlements over to the National Wallace Monument which can also be visited. Next we head to Doune Castle (admission fee extra) of “Monty Python"" and ""Outlander” fame before heading into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park at Callander. There are some real Scottish and you can sample the whisky too!! After lunch we take the simply stunning Dukes Pass road through the Trossachs
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Private Day Tour to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond from Glasgow
"The driver/guide will collect you from your accommodation and as we leave Glasgow there maybe a few sights to see on the way so keep your eyes open.We intend to arrive at Stirling Castle about 09:30am.Stirling is a small city and passing through the medieval heart we see many fine buildings including the Church of the Holy Rude Argyll’s Lodging and the Old Town Jail. You could easily spend the whole day in Stirling but the main attraction is the visit to the mighty Stirling Castle(admission fee not included) which is Scotland’s finest medieval castle. It has stunning views from the battlements over to the National Wallace Monument and the surrounding countryside. Next we head to Doune Castle (admission not included) of “Monty Python"" and ""Outlander” fame before heading into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park at Callander. There are some real
From GBP600.00
 
Belfast Day Trip from Dublin
"Starting from a central Dublin location your day trip departs early to beat the traffic on the drive north to Belfast. In the mid-morning you’ll enter Northern Ireland and reach Belfast the country’s capital city. Here you will have a guided coach tour of Belfast City where you'll be shown the Belfast peace walls that act as peace lines between the Catholic and Protestant communities. Look out for the wall murals that tell stories of community disputes from both sides of the fence.After a light-hearted introdu you’ll have approximately two hours to spend at leisure and your guide will happily offer directions to recommended lunch spots. Suggested Belfast attractions for you to see include Belfast Cathedral (also known as St Anne’s Cathedral)
From EUR45.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Isle of Man

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Be careful with the money!

The Isle of Man is a British Crown dependency. It is not in the United Kingdom. The currency is pounds sterling, with the island producing its own notes and coins in the same denominations as those...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Top Hotels in Isle of Man

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Queens Promenade, Douglas, IM2 4NN, United Kingdom
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Athol Park, Port Erin, United Kingdom
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Ronaldsway, Ballasalla, IM9 2SE, United Kingdom
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6 Mona Drive, Douglas, IM2 4LG, United Kingdom
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Promenade, Port Erin, IM9 6LA, United Kingdom
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12 Loch Promenade, Douglas, IM1 2LX, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Isle of Man

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Castle Rushen

Castle Rushen is one of the best-preserved Medieval castles in the British Isles ('in the world', according to the Manx Heritage site) and is definitely worth a couple of hours of anyone's time. Its...
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Peel Castle

Surprisingly, perhaps, for someone whose passions are history and archaeology, I'm not much into castles. I think it is probably because they are all, ultimately, pretty much of a muchness and,...
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The Great Laxey Wheel - or Lady Isabella

The Laxey Wheel, also known as Lady Isabella, is situated in a beautiful setting in the Glen Mooar valley. It was designed by Robert Casement, engineer to the Great Laxey Mining Company, and built...
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Promenades

Douglas' magnificent sea-side promenade is pure Victoriana. A stroll along the prom was essential at the seadie, to take the healthy air, to see and be seen. A hugely popular early 20th century...
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Railway Museum

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...
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Rushen Abbey

The monks of the Sauvignac order first founded this monastery in 1134, after king Olaf gifted them the land. It became a Cistercian monastery in 1147. There was originally an abbey church, of course...
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"I have to go back, there's still so much to see!"
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"TAILESS TALES"
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"Ellan Vannin"
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"My Island Life"
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"Orlikins Goes to the Isle Of Man"
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