Your welcome to the enchanting and wonderful Isle of Man starts at the St. Heliers
Enjoy your leisure time on this enchanting and exciting island. Whether it’s fishing, golfing, walking, bowling, vintage transport, heritage, classic car rallies, cycling or wildlife… the Isle of Man has a lot to offer…
Places of Interest
The Island’s capital, is a treasure trove of Victorian delights and modern amenities. St Heliers is within easy walking distance from the Villa Marina, the Gaiety Theatre, the multi-screen theatre, the Steam Railway station and the Manx Museum.
Just to the north of Douglas is the old village of Onchan, near which there is a a leisure park and stadium which offers stock car racing (in season) and a golf course with panoramic views of Douglas Bay.
Ride the electric tram to Laxey, a beautiful glen where Victorian engineers re-invented the wheel – which is the biggest working water wheel in the world. You can also go whale watching here in the autumn, and see Manx tartan being made in the Woollen Mills. You can take a tram to the top of Snaefell, the highest mountain of the Island.
Travel to the north of the Island on the Electric Tram, Ramsey is the second largest town, set in magnificent countryside. There are many independent shops and an attractive Victorian swing bridge over the harbour. Mooragh Park with its beautiful gardens is well worth a visit – it has a large boating lake, cafes, a bowling green and a great children’s park.
A picturesque town known as the ‘Sunset City’. It has a beautiful ruined castle and the House of Manannan visitor centre where you can find out more about the island’s heritage. It has the quaint narrow streets of a traditional fishing town – and you can buy locally cured kippers.
Inland from Peel lies the village of St. John’s where the famous Tynwald ceremony is held on July 5th and the parliament meets. There are the beautiful Cooill y Rhee gardens here and the Tynwald Mills shopping complex and cafes.
This is the Island’s former capital, dominated by Castle Rushen a medieval fortress and former seat of the Kings and Lords of Mann. The town is also home to the Nautical Museum and the Old Grammar School Museum. Travel here from Douglas by the Steam Railway.
This coastal villages is accessible by the steam railway. It is a great starting point for some beautiful coastal walks and boat trips.
A lovely sandy beach and a bay well known for watersports, this is a lovely town to travel to by Steam Train. Enjoy coastal walks and quaint cafes.