Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Isle of Man
If you are looking for a quick break to somewhere nearby, why not visit the beautiful Isle of Man? Learn about the Isle of Man’s rich Celtic, Viking and maritime past, and explore all the island has to offer, from its incredible history to the countless family attractions available year-round. Book your flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to the Isle of Man today.
Why you should go
The Isle of Man, also known simply as “Mann”, boasts countless historic sights and a wide range of museums and art galleries. Castletown, which was the capital of the island for hundreds of years, is where you will discover Castle Rushen. Once an impressive royal residence, Castle Rushen is still an extremely well-preserved tourist attraction which you will find standing strong in the centre of town. If you are visiting with the kids and they’re into trains, The Laxey Wheel and Island Railways are a must-see! Found in the small resort town of Laxey, a fun way to get there is via the Manx Electric Railway, which links the town to both Ramsey and Douglas. Don’t forget your camera – the views are incredible!
Looking for somewhere to relax and have a few drinks? Whether you fancy a couple of quiet ones or want to really sink your teeth into the nightlife, the Isle of Man has something for everyone. Local breweries offer visitors a selection of beers and spirits to enjoy, and for those hoping to try the local cuisine, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better treat than Isle of Man’s very own Loaghtan lamb. This delicious meat comes from a rare horned sheep – apparently brought to the island by Vikings!
And of course – nobody can talk about the Isle of Man without mentioning the TT races. The Tourist Trophy, more commonly known as the TT, draws thousands of visitors from all over the globe each year to watch the world’s best motorsport champions battle it out for pole position over a 37 and ¾ mile mountain course. This event cannot be missed by bike lovers, and runs for two weeks at the end of every May.
When you should go
The Isle of Man is less than an hour’s flight from Liverpool, meaning the weather is very similar – cold winters, mild summers and cold crisp days during the spring and winter. No matter when you decide to visit, the island has plenty on offer in terms of things to do and see!
Where you should stay
The majority of hotels are based in the active and exciting hub of Douglas, the Isle of Man’s capital. This is where you will be close to shops, restaurants bars and public transport, meaning you’re in the centre of everything that’s going on. If you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter to stay, popular locations include the historic town of Ramsey (based in the north) or the beautiful seaside village of Port Erin (based down south).
During your stay in the Isle of Man, make sure you see the following:
- Manx Museum – if you’re looking to learn about the island’s history, the fantastic Manx Museum features more than 10,000 years of the Isle of Man’s history. Definitely one for the history buffs!
- Cregneash Folk Village – this quaint little village looks like something out of a children’s story book. Based on Mull Hill (430 ft), Cregneash is famously known as a "living museum" that preserves the traditional Manx way of life. Look out for the beautiful 19th century thatched farm buildings and cottages.
If you’re interested in exploring all that the Isle of Man has to offer, why wait? Book your flights with LJLA today!
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