Home  |  About Us  |  Destinations  |  UK Countries & Regions  |  Commercial Members  |  Events  |  Tourism Facts  |  Brochure Requests  |  Links  |  Members Area

Isle of Man

Tourist Information Centres

Isle of Man Welcome Centre
Isle of Man Tourism.
Tel: 01624 686766
tourism@gov.im
www.visitisleofman.com

Press Contact

Richard Slee, PR & Media Relations Manager
Department of Economic Development
1st Floor, St Georges Court
Upper Church Street
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 1EX
Tel: 01624 682364
Fax: 01624 686860
richard.slee@gov.im
www.visitisleofman.com

Trade Contact

Angela Byrne, Head of Tourism
angela.byrne@gov.im
www.visitisleofman.com/trade

Destination

The Isle of Man, located between the UK and Ireland, is a stunningly beautiful Island with a broad range of scenery and a rugged coastline offering endless possibilities for activities such as walking, wildlife watching, cycling, coasteering and abseiling.
The Island boasts two medieval castles, museums, the largest waterwheel in the world, the Laxey Wheel, and is well known for its vintage electric and steam railways. With a wealth of things to see and do, along with a varied events programme, it is the ideal location for visitors who want to experience the outdoor lifestyle or those looking for a relaxing break. With quality accommodation and award winning local produce and you’ll soon see why the Isle of Man is a perfect visitor destination.

What's on Offer

Amenities

The Isle of Man has a 100 mile coastline and 26 beaches. Many of these offer ideal conditions for a wide range of watersports. The most popular family beaches are Port Erin, Peel and Laxey.

Places to Visit

Manx Museum, Douglas.
Peel Castle, House of Manannan Heritage Centre and Leece Museum, Peel.
Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ballaugh.
Grove Museum, Ramsey.
Cregneash Village Folk Museum and Sound Visitor Centre, Cregneash.
Castle Rushen, Nautical Museum and Old House of Keys, Castletown.
Milntown House and Restaurant, Lezayre.
Rushen Abbey, Ballasalla.
Transport Museums can be found in Port Erin, Peel and near Castletown.
Steam Railway: Douglas-Castletown-Port Erin-Port St Mary.
Victorian Electric Railway: Douglas-Laxey-Ramsey. Laxey-Snaefell Mountain
Victorian horse trams: Douglas Promenade.

Entertainment

Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre Complex, Douglas.
Centenary Centre, Peel.
Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin.
Palace Cinema, Douglas

Shopping

Douglas: Mix of major UK retailers and specialist independent shops
Ramsey: Traditional shops
Peel: Traditional, village-style shopping.
Castletown: Traditional shops
Port Erin/Port St Mary: Traditional, village-style shopping.
St Johns: Tynwald Mills shopping complex

Eating Out

The Isle of Man offers a wide variety of restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Island's local produce is very popular ranging from seafood to meats, cheeses, beers and cider.

Recreation & Sport

Nine golf courses, cycle and walking trails, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, diving, angling, pony trekking, coasteering, climbing and quad biking.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Venture Centre, Maughold Tel: 01624 814240.
Adventurous Experiences, St Johns Tel: 01624 843034
Ape Mann Adventure Park Tel: 07624 494252
Isle of Man Segway Tours Tel: 07624 252525

Conference & Business Facilities

With a wide variety of venues the Isle of Man plays host to many types of events and conferences.
The Island's flagship venue, the Villa Marina hosts a number of prestigious conferences and events.

Accommodation

Total bed spaces: 5665
Total properties: 446
Serviced premises: 137
Self catering: 297 (1509 bed spaces)
Ensuites: 1,710
Serviced bed spaces: 3,784
Campsites: 24 registered sites around the Island
Hostels: 9

Getting There

Sea

From Heysham, Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin.

Air

From 18 UK and Irish Airports