The east of the Island is the epicentre of the TT action, but is also home to multiple attractions, beauty spots, and activities that you might not have explored before! Alongside some classic TT must-see locations, McGuinness has made a list of alternative places that you should definitely check out during your visit.

Tear into the history of both the TT and the Isle of Man at the Manx Museum

McGuinness at Manx Museum

The Manx Museum showcases the Isle of Man’s 10,000 year history, from its rich Viking heritage to its heyday as a Victorian holiday destination. It’s also home to the TT Gallery which takes visitors through the stories of riders, marshals, mechanics, and fans! Iconic pieces such as the bikes, leathers, and helmets of TT legends, as well as trophies, are held in this TT treasure trove.

Take time to chill out post-race at The Willow Spa

McGuinness at Willow Spa

What better way to unwind from the anticipation of the races than with some R&R at The Willow Spa. Located on Peel Road, right beside the course, you can feel all at once a world away from the action, yet right next to it. Treatments and spa packages are available at this beautiful, brand new spa. Why not pamper yourself whilst on your TT break?

Check out one wheel instead of two with a visit to the Great Laxey Wheel

McGuinness at Laxey Wheel

The Great Laxey Wheel is one of the Island’s most recognisable landmarks. The largest working water wheel in the whole world, the Laxey Wheel is definitely worth a visit during your trip to the Isle of Man. You can learn about the lives of the Laxey miners through exploring the Mine Trail, and enjoy panoramic views from the wheel’s summit. While two wheels might be your go to, this singular wheel is a must-see Manx attraction. Grab yourself a Go Explore Heritage Card for unlimited access to all Manx National Heritage sites.

Snap a photo with some different Manx legends, the Bee Gees

McGuinness standing with the Bee Gees

Did you know that 60s/70s musical icons the Bee Gees were Manx? You can find their celebratory statue on Douglas Promenade and snap a selfie with them!

Replace your roadside beer with a funky cocktail at Kiki Lounge

McGuinness at Kiki Lounge

Head to Douglas’s not-so-tropical quayside Kiki Lounge for an extra fancy cocktail, incorporating a good dash of Manx spirit, as well as actual Manx spirits like Manx Hoolie Rum. Located in the heart of Douglas City Centre, you can guarantee a buzzing atmosphere and good time at this fun cocktail lounge.

Submerge yourself not only in atmosphere, but also in the sea with a dip at Laxey Beach, followed by TT winner worthy treats at The Shed

McGuinness on Laxey Beach

Why not cool off with a refreshing dip in the sea at Laxey Beach? This delightful seaside town isn’t on the TT course, but shouldn’t be missed off your to-do list nonetheless! Whatever the weather, a splash in the waves is always a guaranteed way to make fun holiday memories. Follow this up with beachside treats from The Shed, a favourite with locals that serves everything from delicious breakfasts and lunches, to homemade gelato and crumble in their Gelato Shed.

Embrace the action at the TT Grandstand

McGuinness at the TT Grandstand

Any good fan will know that the Grandstand is the place to be during TT week, as it’s the location of the TT Fan Park! This one doesn’t need an explanation, if you know you know, make sure to get yourself there this TT!