The Isle of Man
As well as being the home of road racing, the Isle of Man has much to offer visitors at any time of the year. Despite being fondly referred to as the ‘Rock’ by residents, the Isle of Man is actually approximately the same size as Ibiza and Singapore. Though with a lot fewer people, there’s more space to enjoy yourself!
If the thrill of watching the motorcycle racers tackle the challenging Mountain Circuit once a year isn’t enough, there is also the Manx Grand Prix which is held towards the end of August. The ‘Manx’ has built up a reputation in recent years for offering a unique experience for visitors, very different to the TT and appealing especially to those with an interest in classic and vintage machines. Racing features classic classes as well as the more modern machines and TT stars of the future will often venture to the Manx Grand Prix before taking on the TT itself.
You can also travel at a slightly slower pace than the TT racers on our unique heritage railways - Manx Electric Railway, Steam Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway.
The Isle of Man is also a great venue for a variety of adventure sports such as mountain biking, coasteering, diving and sea kayaking.
Enjoy discovering the rich history and culture of the Isle of Man through Manx National Heritage’s award-winning ‘Story of Mann’ at heritage sites and museums around the Island, such as the Manx Museum in Douglas, House of Manannan in Peel and the famous Laxey Wheel.
Or why not unwind by walking or hiking along our many miles of footpaths which take in our stunning countryside, unspoilt beaches and miles and miles of breathtaking coastline.
The Isle of Man is home to a wide range of wildlife and this can be enjoyed on land or at sea if you fancy taking a boat tour to check out the basking sharks which frequent the waters around the Island.
For more information about attractions and events in the Isle of Man go to visitisleofman.com.