Believers are captivated by mystical folklore and love to uncover hidden treasures in the natural environment, lured in by the magic of a place; it’s the myths, legends and folklore that bring its story to life.

We follow in the footsteps of giants, through enchanted forests where fairies take flight. We are enchanted by the magical myths that are forever woven in the fabric of our folklore. We step through glens, spellbound by the Wizards of Mann and are unwavering in our belief of all things magical and mythical. We are fascinated and awed as we reflect on the wonders around us.

We feel drawn to explore and experience the woodlands, coast, or flowing streams, and we take joy in simple everyday pleasures. We are at one with the earth, feel guided to lands unknown, and we thrive in a place which cannot be placed. We have a merry passion that we follow willingly. We believe in that which we cannot see.

Ours is a land of fairies, abundant with tales of giant battles and sea gods, where anything bad can be blamed on those pesky mooinjer veggey (Manx Gaelic for ‘Little People’). 

Spectral dogs roam the halls of our castles, and an ogre-like creature named The Buggane repeatedly tore the roof off one of our churches. Ours is a land of fanciful tales and Manx myths about ancient kingdoms where folklore and superstition lay the foundations of our captivating story.

Delve deep into the mystique of the Island, and come face to face with wizards and witches, as well as the origins of how the Island came to be.

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Must See & Do

  • Cregneash

Settled on an upland plateau overlooking the Calf of Man, Cregneash Village is a living illustration of a farming and crofting community in the 19th and early 20th century. Step inside the magical Manx cottages to see how crofters lived through stories, skills, and craft demonstrations. Take time to enjoy the changing seasons and natural history. You may see cats with no tails, four-horned sheep, and traditional farming practices in action.

  • Ballaglass Glen & Wizard Trail

Enter the magical glen of Ballaglass and help the Fantastic Fairies and Enchanting Elves find the Mysterious Woodland Wizard, The Wizard of Mann. Explore the hidden treasures of the glen and take in the diverse terrain and picturesque scenery while following the child-friendly trail map which will inspire and excite every child's imagination. Keep your eyes peeled for the intricately designed fairy cottage hidden next to a stream!

  • Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Glen is situated at the northern end of Douglas promenade with entrances on Summerhill Road and Victoria Road. It is a popular beauty spot filled with streams and footpaths to explore and a vast array of flora and fauna. Recently upgraded, the glen now features a new dramatic lighting display, (seasonal) and an abundance of locally hand-made fairy doors.

  • St. Trinian's Church

Built in the 14th-century, the famous St. Trinian's Church dominates the field it stands in beside a stretch of the TT Course. Known in Manx as the 'Keeil Brisht', or Broken Church, it has long been associated with the famous folktale of 'The Buggane of St. Trinian's', who was a huge, ogre-like creature who lived in the hills above.

The tale describes how the ringing of the church bells disturbed the peace of the Buggane in the fields of Greeba, so three times the roof was constructed and three times the roof was torn down. Since the 17th-century, the church has been without a roof and now remains as an eery reminder of the story, standing alone in the field beneath the forests of Greeba Mountain above.  

  • Fairy Bridge

Don't forget to say hello to the ‘Little People’ as you drive past the Fairy Bridge on the A5 Douglas to Ballasalla road. Ask any local on the Isle of Man and they'll tell you that they greet the fairies as they pass over the bridge because it's considered bad luck if you don't.

There are tales abound of people's misfortune who failed to greet the fairies, including chickenpox, lost passports, flight cancellations, cars breaking down, and more. Some visitors write little notes and tie them on the trees next to the bridge in the hope of a little fairy magic. Parking is limited to the roadside only, so please be careful in busy periods.

Taxi, bus and coach drivers will usually tell visitors to say hello, and if you're on board a bus then you will hear the murmur of passengers saying hello as they pass.

  • Spooyt Vane

Located on the west coast of the Island, the Spooyt Vane waterfall remains hidden away in the Glen Mooar Valley. The beautiful Spooyt Vane, which is Manx Gaelic for 'White Spout', lies just outside the glen's boundary, but visitors are welcome to view it by courtesy of the owner. Due to its location, the waterfall is found in a secret, tranquil hollow that allows you to enjoy the waterfall in peace and quiet.

Further into the glen lie the remains of an ancient monument dating from the 8th to 10th century. The site consists of a keeill (chapel) which was dedicated to St Patrick, hence its Manx name Cabbal Pherick (Patrick’s Chapel), together with a surrounding burial ground and the remains of a priest’s cell.

  • Meayll Hill

Meayll Circle stands near to the summit of Meayll Hill overlooking the south of the Island and provides evidence of occupation from Neolithic to Medieval times. The Meayll Circle is a chambered cairn that is believed to have been built over one thousand years ago, and it is a site of legends with diverse stories about hauntings and Viking burials. 

The Manx name of this structure is Rhullick-y-lagg-shliggagh which translates to the graveyard of the valley of broken slates, and the term 'Meayll' means 'bald' in Manx Gaelic. At this unique archaeological monument, you'll find 12 burial chambers in an 18-foot ring, with six entrance passages leading into each pair of chambers.