Isle of Man
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.
Culture & heritage
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!
Food & drink
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.