Isle of Man
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Isle of Man
There is nothing on Earth quite like the Isle of Man
Isle of Man 3 day self drive tours
ISLE OF MAN
Purple and white flowers.. Celtic sites...intriguing castles...steam
trains...horse drawn trams...even a casino.
Shrouded in misty waters between Ireland and Great Britain, the Isle of Man is
an intriguing world of moody moors, stone framed fields and seafront Victorian
manors. A feeling of enchantment pervades Man, and its capital, Douglas. The
culture of the Isle of Man is strongly influenced by its Celtic and Norse
origins. Climb through a series of villages, glens and cliff sides that are
perfectly kept. Cottages with fuschia hedges, fields sprinkled with bluebell,
yellow cowslip and black and white cows and bulls are on every hill. This is
the "Jewel of the Irish Sea".
|The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of
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- Self-drive car with unlimited mileage and tax for 3 days. Large cars,
minibuses and automatics are available. You can prepay your car insurance.
- 3 nights at the Best Western Palace (formerly Hilton) Isle of Man in
- Full hearty breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked
breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
- Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges
What to do on Man:
|The Vikings established the Island's parliament Tynwald, which is the
oldest continuous parliament in Europe. They also gave the Island many of its
place-names: Norse place names include the use of fell (mountain), rick/wick
(cove or bay), howe (hill) and ayre (gravel beach).
- Seek out four unusual museums: Moore's Traditional Museum in Peel,
for a working demonstration of how Manx kippers have been cured over oak chips
since around 1770; Leece Museum, which tells the story of Peel in historic
photographs, the Regimental Museum of the Manx Regiment in Douglas; and the
Aviation Museum at Ronaldsway Airport.
- See the Isle of Man's famous film locations (used in more than 25
films and TV series shot on the Island in recent years). Since 1995, the island
has been the location of many films, from the hit comedy Waking Ned to the
famous Thomas the Tank Engine movie, Thomas and the Magic Railroad. The best
place to begin exploring is the south of the Island; starting at Cregneash you
can visit the set of Waking Ned and just a short walk down the road to the Calf
Sound, you'll find the location used for much of Treasure Island.
- Vintage railways - The Islands' mix of vintage electric trams, horse
trams and steam railways is truly unique in the world and something every
visitor should see. Each of these Isle of Man Transport services end within
walking distance of the next, allowing you to travel from the south of the
island to the north with ease. The Isle of Man Steam Railway is Britains
longest narrow gauge railway. The 17 mile long Manx Electric Railway dates from
the 1880s. The Snaefell Mountain Railway climbs from Laxey village to the
summit of Snaefell, the Islands only mountain at a height of 2, 036 feet.
Horse tramsand miniature railways round out the transportation choices.
- Heritage and history - The Isle of Man is full of old churches,
medieval castles, coastal forts, Celtic and Viking stone crosses and ancient
burial grounds; Many of the sites dating back centuries. After all, the Story
of Mann covers 10,000 years of Manx history. The earliest inhabitants of the
Island have left many traces: the landscape is dotted with the remains of
hillforts, burial sites and settlements from the Bronze, Iron and Stone Ages.
The most significant of these are Cashtal Yn Ard (north-east), a Neolithic
chambered tomb, and the Meayll Circle (south), a Megalithic burial site. Stone
crosses used as grave markers and memorials - have also been found in
abundance around the Island, with the earliest ones dating back to the 6th
- The Isle of Man enjoys a global reputation for the standard of its
Motorsport events. The thrills and spills of motorcycle road
racing, exhilarating car rallies, dignified vintage motorcycle cavalcades and
much much more, have been enjoyed by visitors and residents for over 100 years.
| The national dish of the island is 'Spuds and Herrin', boiled potatoes and
herring. This plain dish is chosen because of its role supporting the
subsistence farmers of the island, who crofted the land and fished the sea for
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