Seasonal shifts in the Isle of Man bring new flavours, sights and sounds. And with autumn just around the corner, there is something exciting to look forward to. Filled with the crunch of leaves underfoot, crisp air, peaceful walks and open blue skies at both day and night; it is the best time to relax whilst you explore. See the colours ripen, from green to burnt orange, caramels and chestnut browns and get inspired when you visit the Isle of Man.

  1. Beautiful Glen Walks

Tread through twisted trails, bound by coiled trunks and roots like gnarled fingers and explore new adventures. You’ll often find these at the heart of our Manx glens; coastal or inland. And with the rich, vibrant colours of autumn around you, it is magic. The gentle flow of water is never too far away as these secluded areas are accompanied by rivers or streams; perfect for dogs to have a well needed swim. Deep within the glens pour long forgotten waterfalls. Watch them tumble over cragged rocks and follow their journey towards the sea. Re-connect with nature on one of our autumun colour walks.

  1. Hop Tu Naa

Uncover unusual customs and superstitions at Hop Tu Naa; the oldest existing tradition on the Isle of Man and the Manx equivalent to Halloween. Celebrated on the evening of the 31st October (Celtic New Year Eve), many events take place Island-wide in the week of the festival including wholesome fun at Cregneash's Traditional Hop Tu Naa. Whether it's carving a turnip lantern or learning the tale and songs of 'Ginny the Witch', you'll uncover curious customs and discover something new.

  1. Stargazing Paradise

Soak up the stars in one of the best stargazing spots in the British Isles, at the height of its season. With 26 official dark skies sites located at a variety of locations across the Island, the Isle of Man offers the perfect opportunity to see the universe. Whether it’s through your telescope or by the naked eye, you’ll see something spectacular. On rare occasions when the night is clear, the Northern Lights can be found lighting up the night, seen from the edge of the coast or summit of hilltops. The low light pollution and crystal clear skies make it easy to spot starry pieces up above and beyond.

  1. Railway Events

Surprise yourself when you board one of the Isle of Man's Railway journeys this autumn. Still running until the start of November, these trips offer amazing package deals you won't want the family to miss. From Pie in the Sky at Snaefell, to lunchtime Dining Carriages and Spooky Railway Rides, there is something to keep your entertained during your stay. Soak up the autumn colours as you travel through the Manx countryside.

Go Explore Cards are the ultimate multi-journey ticket and the best value way for sightseers to get around the Island. The card entitles the holder to unlimited travel on scheduled Isle of Man Transport bus and rail services for 1, 3, 5, or 7 consecutive days. Find out more here.

  1. Cosy Country Stays

Snuggle up in a cosy cottage with your family, friends or partner and relax during your stay. There is a wide array of accommodation to choose from when you visit in the autumn season, to ensure your stay is comfortable. Fitted with plenty of warm blankets, traditional wood-burner stoves and character these places are the ideal hideaway for when you crave that well-needed break. And with many being located in the heart of the countryside or next to the sea, adventure is never too far away.

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