Passionately proud of its rich history and culture, the Isle of Man flaunts the world’s oldest parliament. During the summer, the island hosts the world-known Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle racing events. During that season, almost 50,000 bike enthusiasts bring lots of fun-filled noise and a bit of uproar to the island’s lush valleys.
However, if you wish to appreciate an unspoiled nature and undisturbed calmness during your Isle of Man vacation, avoid the island during the tournament. There are still so many great things to do and places to see when you get to the Isle of Man. As long as you plan right, you are guaranteed a wonderful vacation!
● Isle of Man Bus and Rail
This Victorian-style train has been operating since 1874, offering a one-way ride from Douglas to Port Erin while making five stops to get off and explore a nautical museum, Rushen Abbey, beaches, and more.
● Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Traveling in an old, (but new to you) way with horse trams dating back to 1876, it conveys passengers from the main depot at Derby Castle to the sea terminal. However, it only operates from May to September.
● House Of Manannan
The House Of Manannan is a museum that explains the connection between the locals and the sea with a model of Odin’s Raven Viking longship, tours of sailmakers’ lofts and chandlers’ shops, and much more.
● The Great Laxey Wheel And Mines Trail
This wheel was built in 1854 to pump water from Glen Mooar and has stood as a famous Isle of Man tourist attraction for over 150 years!
● Peel Castle
This castle was once the fort of an 11th-century Viking King. It holds significant religious importance as an original place of worship. Visitors do climb its towers for great views of the castle itself and the surrounding land.
At Snaefell lies the highest mountain on the island. Climb or take the electric tram service to the summit, where locals say you can have a view of six kingdoms on a clear day: the Isle of Man, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Heaven.
● Castle Rushen
This large limestone castle was built in the 13th century and it served as a home to kings and lords. It also served as a fortress, a mint, and a prison.
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