Isle of Man
Think of the Isle of Man and you might think motorsport and financial institutions.
But take a trip here and there's a lot more to discover – an island of breathtakingly diverse natural beauty, where historic sights blend into the landscape and you can get a genuinely wild outdoor experience.
Food and drink
Seafood Seafood tends to feature heavily among the local delicacies of most islands, and the Isle of Man is no different. Restaurants across the island serve the prized dish of Manx queenies, scallops harvested from the island's own shores. You can find them served in their shells or as part of stews and pies. Giving them a try is almost compulsory.
The Manx are equally proud of their smoked kippers. Visit Peel and you won't miss the huge smoking tower where these pungent, flavoursome fish are prepared.
Craft beers Wander down to North Quay in Douglas and you'll find the flagship pub of Hooded Ram, an increasingly popular local brewery that creates a range of delicious beers. The brewery is a short walk away and tours are available. Head into any pub and you'll also find other Manx ales on tap.
Local produce Stop by any supermarket on the Isle of Man to pick up locally produced milk, cheeses, bread and more. Stop by local creameries, visit celebrated ice cream parlours in Douglas and Peel and pick up joints of Loaghtan lamb, from the island's own four-horned breed of sheep.