There are many natural attractions in the area, from walking the Raad ny Foillan (Way of the Gull) to visiting the many historic sites, or taking a boat trip along the stunning coastline, the Isle of Man has so much to offer.


This photo is The Burroo (its proper Manx name), or Drinking Dragon as this incredible rock formation has become fondly known. You can take a boat trip to see this wonderful place and enjoy the raw beauty of this island gem.

So much to do 
by the sea....

Calf of Man

Walk around the island

Wonderful scenery steeped in history

Walk along the Raad ny Foillan, the path that circumnavigates the whole coast of the island. 

Or take a boat to the Calf of Man, the small island at the very south of the Isle of Man, which is a protected nature reserve, with a very special atmosphere and stunning flora and birdlife.

Explore the castles and hill forts, or stone circles, the history of this island is everywhere.

Visit Castletown, the original capital and take a tour of Castle Rushen. See Cregneash, an original Manx village and learn about life a century or more ago.

Stunning scenery

There are so many places to try...

Climb up the mountains on the island, Snaefell being the most famous. South Barrule is not far to travel and at the top you will be rewarded with the best view on the south of the island as well as a cairn denoting the ancient Manannan's fort - assuming Manannan's cloak hasn't descended to spoil the view!


Enjoy the stunning sunsets over Port Erin or Peel, with a glass of something lovely.  Visit the Niarbyl coast where two continents met millennia ago.

There's so much to see.

The landmark places

The iconic, 'must see' spots as well as so many hidden gems

The Laxey Wheel, also known as the Lady Isabella, is an amazing piece of engineering and well worth a visit. Located in Laxey, north of Douglas it is as iconic as the Three legs of Man emblazoned on the front.

Peel castle, on St Patricks Isle. Built in the 11th century to defend against any invader. A beautiful setting in a port where you can buy some excellent ice cream and have a lovely lunch!

Bradda Head, with Milner's Tower, one of the most photographed and painted landmarks, located near Port Erin, a lovely classic seaside village.

Snaefell. You can visit the summit on the Snaefell Mountain Railway. If you have a clear day you can see the seven kingdoms: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the kingdoms of heaven and the sea.

Snaefell summit

The Isle of Man TT

Visit the island for the world famous Tourist Trophy race. 

It is so well-known that not a lot needs to be said but it is the event of the year, where the island's population increases by 50% with visitors from all over the world!

Plus the Southern 100 and the Manx Grand Prix both held during the summer. 

There's a number of vintage car rallies throughout the year too, including a hill climb in April.

If not here for the races, you can still drive the course, and enjoy the whole of the island...


Fishing, walking, golfing, swimming, sea-diving...

You can charter a boat from Port St Mary or Port Erin for fishing, sightseeing or diving (weather allowing). Or try  swimming in the sea, kayaking or paddle-boarding. There is diving shop in both Port St Mary and Port Erin.

If you love photography there is plenty to capture: wildlife, flora and fauna, not to mention the dramatic natural scenery and historic sites.

There are easy walking trails and some much more challenging.

And don't forget golf! A super links course near Castletown and other courses within an easy drive. Nowhere is far on the Isle of Man

There's always more to discover on this island gem

Visit Isle of Man is a good resource to begin with, there's lots of information on their website

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