Isle of Man Flights
While much of the Isle of Man’s fame stems from it being a tax haven and having tailless cats, there is certainly more to the Isle of Man than that! Home to the Tourist Trophy (TT) motorbike race, stunning scenery and curious landmarks, the semi-autonomous Isle of Man—often just called Mann—is a popular holiday destination with those who love the outdoors. While the Isle of Man does not have mass tourism, that is part of Mann’s enigmatic charm.
The only airport on the Isle of Man is Ronaldsway Airport (IOM). There are regular flights to the Isle of Man from London and the journey usually takes just over an hour. During the winter you can pick up a return flight to the Isle of Man for around £50. However, in the summer a return flight will cost you around £130.
What to Do in the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man’s major attraction is the TT motorbike race which is the considered to be the best motorcycle event in the world. Every year, professional riders speed through the Snaefell Mountain Course reaching daring speeds in a bid to win the coveted Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. The event dates back to the early 20th Century and draws in more than 50,000 visitors in May and June. Carefully placed watching zones offer motorsport enthusiasts an unrivalled view of the race.
While the TT is the main event on the Isle of Man’s calendar, there are also a number of other festivals and events throughout the year celebrating everything from art through to Manx culture. One of the most popular events is the Isle of Man Food and Drink festival in September. This two-day festival welcomes residents and tourists to experience the finest in local produce and experience live cookery demonstrations from leading chefs.
With stunning views and varied landscape, the Isle of Man is truly a walker’s paradise. From gentle walks to hidden glades and coves to the challenging 100 mile Raad Ny Foillan coastal path, there is route for every difficulty level.
There are number of interesting historical monuments in the Isle of Man, two of the most famous being Peel Castle and Castle Rushen. Peel castle is located just off the coast at St. Patrick’s Isle and dates back to the Vikings. Castle Rushen is situated in Mann’s historic capital, Castletown, and is one of the best preserved 13th century castles in the world.
The Isle of Man has a range of accommodation options which includes bed and breakfasts, hotels, guesthouses, cottage rentals and apartment rentals. Prices vary considerably depending on where about you are stating. If you plan on visiting the Isle of Man for the Tourist Trophy, be sure to book your accommodation well in advance to get the best deal.