This unspoilt island may be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in things to see and do. Its stunning coastline, expansive natural landscape and beautiful beaches are an outdoor playground for walkers, climbers and those who simply want to enjoy the views. The most famous event in its calendar is the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race which has been taking place in May or June since 1907 so if you’re into biking, this exhilarating event is not to be missed.
From cute holiday cottages to modern villas overlooking the sea, we have plenty of fantastic accommodation options. You’ll never want to leave this beautiful isle.
With its fascinating culture and intriguing heritage, this Celtic isle’s myths and legends will leave you captivated. It’s said 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. The Manx people are proud of the Isle of Man’s folklore and this is reflected in their museums, art and music. Take a visit to the Manx Museum in Douglas where you can immerse yourself in Manx culture. Walk across the Fairy Bridge in Malew while sharing stories of giants, brownies and fairies. Don’t forget to wish the fairies a “good morning” as you pass!
The Isle of Man is home to some of Europe’s most well-preserved medieval castles, such as Castle Rushen and Peel Castle. It’s also famous for its ancient monuments that are a must-see for all visitors. To see the largest Neolithic tomb in the British Isles, head to Cashtal Yn Ard near Cornaa. At Meayll Hill you’ll find 12 burial chambers in an 18 foot ring with six entrance passages leading into each pair of chambers. In Manx, the structure is called Rhullick-y-lagg-shliggagh meaning ‘the graveyard of the valley of broken slates’. The magical atmosphere and the stunning countryside make visiting the Isle of Man an enchanting experience.
Seafood is the order of the day in the Isle of Man and specialities include the famous smoked Manx Kippers and Manx Queen Scallops, more commonly known as ‘Queenies’. If you’re more of a meat eater, then try Loaghtan Lamb - it comes from an unusual horned sheep believed to have been introduced to the Island by the Vikings.
The choice of places to eat out is vast so the Isle of Man is the perfect place for foodies. You’ll also find some amazing delis and farmers markets so cooking a local dish at your holiday rental will never be a chore, only a pleasure.