Why go to Isle Of Man?
Located in the Irish Sea, equal distance from the shores of Scotland, Ireland and England, and measuring just 32 miles long and 16 miles wide, the Isle of Man is a popular destination for its close, surrounding neighbours. The Isle of Man has an ancient history and tradition - it is independent of the United Kingdom with its own Government, currency, stamps and language.Perhaps most known for the Isle of Man TT motorcycle races, the renowned 37 ¾ mile road racing festival that takes place in early June, the Island offers its visitors so much more throughout the rest of the year too.As a perfect destination for families seeking a break, couples looking for a retreat or those looking to kick start some adrenaline, the Isle of Man is somewhat an all-rounder when it comes to what it can offer people of different ages and their varied interests.Once on the Isle of Man, visitors can enjoy anything ranging from delicious local produce, nature, leisure, cultural and heritage attractions through to the Island’s many events and active outdoor pursuits. The Island’s size plays to its advantage for visitors looking to pack in as much as possible during their stay and guests will never be further than a half an hour’s drive from their next activity.For those after a less energetic experience, the Isle of Man has 18 National Glens and, all of which are places of peace and tranquillity. The coastal glens lead to sandy beaches, while the mountain glens have rivers, streams, and waterfalls. Most have splendid woodland and lovely wildflowers - particularly so in spring. Some contain more difficult walking terrain than others, so it is best to seek advice before exploring. While on the Island there are plenty of ways to get around. You could hire a car and take to the 600 miles of open roads.Or take a journey back in time, the Isle of Man’s heritage railways are a fun way to explore the Island’s wonderful landscape and heritage sites in style and you have the choice of the Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.Boasting high quality accommodation Island-wide, the Isle of Man offers guests a multitude of options. Hotels and B&Bs can be found across the Island, with the majority based in Douglas, the Island’s capital and home to a number of quality restaurants and nightlife.Self-catered cottages, houses and apartments are also a popular option among guests, particularly families and groups looking to enjoy a visit at their own pace, allowing guests to embrace true Island-life. Campsites and yurts can also be found around the Island’s countryside, with unique camping and glamping sites offering visitors idyllic, uninterrupted views of the surrounding coast and rolling hills.