The Isle of man has a multitude of opportunities for a wonderful holiday either for the adventurous or leisurely.

The most famous of its attractions are the TT races, known worldwide for its excitement on the tricky mountain circuit. There is also the Southern 100 road race which takes place on a street circuit in the south of the island around Castletown, then in August the bikes return to the mountain course for the Manx Grand Prix. There are other motorsport events on the island aswell, such as the Manx rally.

For the non-petrol head there are various cycling events and those with a historical interest the island is steeped in history and with well preserved castle to explore in Peel and Castletown, the former capital. In Laxey you can visit ‘Lady Isabella’ the largest working waterwheel in the world. For step back in more recent history there is the Victorian steam railway which runs a regular service from Port Erin winding through the south and up to Douglas. From here you can connect with horse drawn trams along the promenade and the Manx electric railway running north to Ramsey and also the summit of Snaefell at 620 metres above sea level from where it is said you can see seven kingdoms on a clear day!

There are many wonderful walking routes around the island with well maintained coastal and countryside paths where the incredible variety of wildlife can be seen from the resident and visiting seabirds, seals and in the spring and summer several species of whale, dolphin and basking sharks pass by the coast. There are boat trips from many of the harbours either for sightseeing or fishing.

If relaxation is your thing there are many restaurants and cafes with some wonderful food on offer and some stunning sandy beaches most notably Port Erin.