With unique heritage sites, ancient monuments, beautiful countryside and wonderful wildlife, the Isle of Man is home to many mesmerising attractions suitable for big or small groups of people.
Renowned for its strong identity and colourful history, the Isle of Man has many quirky, yet fascinating, heritage attractions to explore. Home to the world’s largest working waterwheel, a working crofting community and a magnificent medieval fortress, the Isle of Man is certainly not short of things to see and do.
A trip to Tynwald Hill, one of the Island’s most distinctive landmarks, is a popular tourist destination. As a signal of the Isle of Man’s independence as a self-governing crown dependency, the four-tired hill is thought to be made with soil from all of the Island’s 17 ancient parishes.
To learn a little more about the Island’s rich and fascinating history, there are many ancient monuments to uncover such as Viking burial sites, Neolithic tombs, and the earliest Celtic stone crosses.
There are also several interesting museums to visit, some of which offer a look into the Island’s fascinating past, and others which cater to more niche interests. The Manx Aviation and Military Museum offers a chance to find out more about the role the Isle of Man played during the Second World War, and the Nautical Museum is an eye-opening opportunity to visit a site of extraordinary maritime importance. There’s also a transport museum and a motor museum in Jurby for car enthusiasts.
For animal lovers, there are a number of animal attractions where you can get up close and personal to a variety of species. Curragh’s Wildlife Park is home to around 100 different types of animal with most of the enclosures set as walk-through areas. This lets you watch monkeys, red pandas, penguins, meerkats and much more from just a short distance away.
And if you’re a wildlife enthusiast, don’t miss taking a trip to the Ayres which is internationally renowned as a wildlife hotspot.
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The Curraghs Wildlife Park is set in the North of the Island on the TT route between the villages of Ballaugh and Sulby. It is home to around 350 exotic animals in a beautiful natural setting on a wetland of scientific interest. Ideal for visitors...
Explore the amazing stories behind a collection of over 250 unique vehicles from around the world, including classic cars and motor vechicles and rarely seen private motorcycles.
The Leece Museum is devoted to objects, photographs and documents specifically relating to Peel in the Isle of Man.
There are 15 acres of gardens and woodlands in this historical setting for you to explore. Throughout the gardens there are many excellent specimens of rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and many other species too, all of which produce a dazzling...
This feat of Victorian engineering and ingenuity is the largest surviving waterwheel of its kind in the world.
Historic House / Palace
The Milntown House is open for house tours every Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm from 30th March - 28th September 2016 (excluding MGP and TT race weeks). £7 per person. Booking is highly recommended as places are limited.
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A wide range of exhibits relating the military and aviation history of the Isle of Man and people who served in the Armed Forces both on and off island. Exhibits include a Bandeirante aircraft, the story of the Manx Regiment, the stories and relics...
Hosting some of the biggest names in music and comedy, the Villa Marina is the ultimate entertainment experience.