Discovering how local produce is created on the Island is a wonderful way to discover the thriving Manx culture here on the Isle of Man. Taking a Farm or Factory Tour on the Island means that you will get to go behind the scenes and see first-hand how the Island’s fantastic food and drink is produced – before it gets to the table!
Find out more about the Island’s farming community by taking a guided farm tour of Smeale Farm, where you can explore Manx agricultural architecture through the centuries, learn about cereals, walk the crops and understand more about farming alongside wildlife conservation. Or head to Knockaloe Beg Farm where you can see cows being milked, collect eggs from the free range chickens and take a trailer ride through the countryside.
Why not take a trip to the fishing hotspot of Peel where you can tour Moore’s Traditional Curers, a working factory that has been curing Manx kippers for over 100 years! You’ll see the full kippering process which involves hanging the fish in large chimneys to be smoked.
Local producers also create sweet treats, which are great gifts to take home with you! The Original Manx Fudge Factory in Ballasalla which makes fudge, toffee and chocolates using as many local ingredients as possible. Learn about the manufacturing processes involved with making the confectionary and sample over 20 different flavours of fudge.
If you need something to wash it all down with visit one of our local breweries, Okells, Bushy's or the Hooded Ram Brewing Company. These award winning breweries have been producing ales for more than 100 years and supply many of the Island’s pubs. Find out more about the strict brewing laws which forbid the use of additives and enjoy an opportunity to taste some of the speciality beers in the bar!
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Food & Drink Tour
Moore's is a family business and a working factory and shop. As the last of these traditional curing yards it is now a living museum and visitors are invited to experience a working display of this almost lost culinary art. The tours are excellent...
Nature & Wildlife Tour
Ballacrye Road, Ballaugh
Visit Ballanorman Goat Farm during kidding time to see gorgeous Boer and Angora kids. Cuddle the kids, meet their mums and find out about their care.
Nature & Wildlife Tour
Isle Of Man
Discover how this cherished family farm has produced high quality lamb, cereals and fruit for over 400 years. A fascinating range of historic farm buildings in a spectacular location overlooking the Ayres National Nature Reserve and the Irish Sea,...