For an island that is just 33 miles long and 13.5 miles wide the Isle of Man packs in an awful lot for coach holiday visitors to see and do. The stunning natural landscape ranges from the mountain of Snaefell to the beautiful sandy beaches of Peel, Port Erin and Ramsey, the rocky cliffs of its coastline to the natural beauty of the Calf of Man.
For many people the Isle of Man will be synonymous with the TT races, possibly the most well known motorcycle race in the world which started over 100 years ago. Held at the end of May, riders travel at up to 200mph across Mountain roads and through the heart of the island’s towns and villages.
The Isle of Man
A main attraction on the island is the Laxey Wheel, called ‘Lady Isabella’, which was used to pump water out of the Laxey mines, reputed to have been the deepest mines in the world during the 1800s.
Another unmissable and historic attraction on the Isle of Man is the village of Cregneash which up until the early 1900s had not been affected by modern technology and was one of the last places on the island you could hear a native Manx speaker. Many of the original white thatched cottages have been acquired over time by Manx National Heritage, opening Cregneash to the public as a living museum to try and preserve the Manx traditions.
The Calf of Man is a beautiful and unspoilt bird sanctuary just off the coast in the southwest of the island, and from the Sound you can look to it across a stretch of water that is home to many seals and dolphins as well as the many varieties of birds flying overhead.
During your coach trip to the Isle of Man you’ll pass through many quaint towns with narrow streets and terrace houses, but none as historically significant as Castletown. Dating back to 1090 this is one of the oldest towns in the British Isles and for hundreds of years was the capital of the island before it moved to Douglas. The medieval Castle Rushen is the centrepiece of the town and was once home to kings and then the government, it is now open to the public to visit.
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