Local Guide to the Isle of Man
Situated between the coastlines of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, in the middle of the Irish Sea, you’ll find our beautiful Island, measuring just 33 miles in length and 13 miles in width. Blessed with an extensive coastline, stunning natural landscapes and unspoilt beaches, the Isle of Man is a perfect holiday destination that’s within easy reach of the rest of the British Isles.
Legend has it that the Island’s name comes from the Celtic sea god Manannan Mac Lir who protected the land from invaders by shrouding it in a cloak of mist. It is these folklore stories, and the history that follows, which are carefully safeguarded by the Manx people to ensure the Island doesn’t lose any of its unique charm of character.
Places to Visit
With a wealth of things to see and do, and many places to visit, you’ll have great fun exploring the Isle of Man – how will you fit everything in!
> The Manx Museum
> Laxey Wheel
Attractions - Family
The Isle of Man boasts excellent open spaces – suitable for a wide range of activities which the whole family will enjoy.
> National Sports Centre
> Wild Life Park
Palace & Gaiety Cinemas
Whether you choose a seaside cafe, hearty local pub or fine dining restaurant you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome, quality food and service.
> Harbour Lights (Ramsey)
> Spice of India (Douglas)
> The Sound (Cregneash)
Active & Outdoor
With stunning and varied countryside, and a far reaching coastline, the Isle of Man lends itself to a wide range of outdoor pursuits.
> Mountain Biking
> Venture Centre
The Isle of Man is a playground for those at home on the water – take to the sea and experience the stunning coastline, scenery and local wildlife.
The Isle of Man has a wide range of well known shops and supermarkets which are blended with an unique mix of independent stores.
> Tynwald Mills
> Strand Shopping Centre
The Island is incredibly proud of its motorsport heritage with the world famous TT and Manx Grand Prix Races but there's a lot more to entertain you
> Isle of Man TT
> Quad Biking
> Go Karting
The Isle of Man has direct air links with more than 20 airports. If you want to travel by sea, fast craft and ferry services operate from the UK & Ireland.
> Steam Packet
> Bus and Rail
Finance & Facts
The Isle of Man is renowned for quality in the provision of financial services. It has focused on encouraging continued growth of high quality finance entities
> Financial Supervision Commission
> Freedom to Floorish
> Where you can..
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