Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a little island in the sea between England and Ireland. The city of Douglas is the proud capital of Isle of Man. It is known for its annual motorcycle cross country race, medieval castles, natural beautiful landscapes and the Viking spirit. The Isle of Man has a deep influence of Celtic and British culture which can be seen in the monuments, music, food   and architecture of this place. The people of Isle of Man speak mainly Manx and English language, most of people are Christian. There is an abundance of fresh and delicious seafood being so close to the sea with a strong fish industry.

Location: Northern Irish Sea

Climate: Temperate oceanic climate, winters from December to February are very cold and require very warm clothes. Spring from March to May is pleasant requiring slightly warm clothes. Summers from June to August are mild to warm requiring light clothes. Autumn from September to November are pleasant requiring light clothes with something warm for the evenings.

Best time to visit: April to September when there is more sunshine and less rain.

How to reach:

By Air: Isle of Man Airport, located in the southern part of Castletown, twenty minutes from Douglas by taxi.

By Water: Ferry and fastcraft service available which is an easy way to travel to the island.

The island has fast and efficient public transport for travel within the island.

Places of Interest:

Castle Rushen

Location: Castle St, Castletown IOM, United Kingdom

Timings: 10 am to 4 pm

How to reach:  Trams, bus

This ancient castle can be seen from far at the base of the harbor, it is the evidence of the long and prestigious history of this place. The 13th century castle is made of limestone. It has a Dining room, Kitchen, Castle guard rooms, Murder holes which tell the tales of life of the kings in the medieval era.  Its walls give a panoramic view of the castle and the harbor. This is rapidly becoming a Great place for photography; you could hire some part of this castle for weddings and other ceremonies.

Peel Castle

Location: West Quay, Peel, Isle of Man M5 1TB, United Kingdom

Timings: 10 am to 4 pm

How to reach: Trams, Bus

This 11th century castle is a fine example of Viking architecture; this national heritage can only be accessed in the summers. The cathedral of the peel castle is another site which is a main attraction for the visitors. The castle and cathedral are damaged and some of the parts are missing. The peel castle was the home of the kings for many years. The view of the sea and the castle is quite picturesque.

Manx museum

Location: Kingswood Grove, Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Timings: all days 10 am to 5 pm

How to reach: bus, car, trams

The Manx museum is the best place to understand the 1000 year history of the island; this national art gallery has ancient treasures, modern motorcycle history, war artifacts like swords, library and displays educating the visitors about the legacy of this island. You can discover many unknown and interesting facts here with the help of galleries, films and interactive displays. You can even by souvenirs to take back home from the Gift Shop.

Leece Museum

Location: E Quay, Peel IM5 1AR, United Kingdom

Timings: 10 am to 4 pm

How to reach: bus , car , tram

Opened in the year 1984 by Eddie Leece, this small museum is known to showcase the things, pictures and artifacts dedicated towards the history of Peel including motorcycles, prison cells, boat building and many more. This museum is a quiet place where you can explore many interesting things about the history of Peel in the various documents, artifacts and photographs.

Nautical museum

Location: Bridge Street, Castletown, Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Timings: 10 am to 4 pm

How to reach: bus , car , tram

This is the home of “the Peggy” the early armed sailboat model of Britain, which was made by George Quayle. The museum has on display the personal things of his family and other things related to archeology, pistol making, boat making and some tools. Peggy, a Manx national heritage, is the oldest surviving ships of its times. The museum also showcases excavations that depict life in Castletown apart from the tales of this armed yacht.

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