Isle of Man

Think of the Isle of Man and you might think motorsport and financial institutions.

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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.

Getting around

Car hire The Isle of Man is an island that rewards the explorer, with remote bits of coastline and quiet walking trails accessible only by car. Driving is, therefore, the best way to cover most of the island during your trip here, especially if you are staying for longer. Some of the drives themselves are stunning; take the road from Douglas to Ramsey for a dramatic journey through the hills at the heart of the island. Book your car hire in advance for a hassle-free trip.

Public transport Isle of Man buses run regularly from the bus station in Douglas, near the ferry terminal. From this transport hub you can reach most corners of the island and access all its main attractions.

Walking Once you're in one of the towns or villages of the island, the best way to experience the atmosphere and culture is on foot. Most of the major towns are sea-facing, which means your exploration can take you along elegant promenades or down to charming beaches.

Motorbike The annual TT Races have made the island internationally famous among motorheads. Follow the course of the great race on two wheels for an exhilarating way to see the island.