With over 40 per cent of the Isle of Man unpopulated and uncultivated, the Island is something of a natural garden.
Boasting a vibrant landscape, rolling hills and extensive coast, the Isle of Man is home to a variety of scenic highlights that will inspire and enchant visitors and residents alike.
As the only entire jurisdiction in the world to be awarded status as a UNESCO Biosphere, the Isle of Man has gained the prestigious title in recognition for the way in which the Island’s population exists alongside a plethora of diverse natural habitats.
On the Island, you’ll find 18 national glens – both coastal and mountainous – many of which lead to the sea. There are also several striking forests and reservoirs dotted around the Island to explore.
Throughout the Island, you will find well-maintained gardens and estates which offer a great place to blow away the cobwebs or enjoy a picnic in the sunshine.
Or if you’d prefer to be in sight of the sea, there are an abundance of sandy and stony beaches on the Isle of Man which make for a traditional family-day-out and provide an opportunity to view the Island’s extensive coastline.
It’s not just during daylight hours that you can appreciate the Isle of Man’s beauty. The compact towns create little light pollution making it a great place to watch the night sky with 26 British Isles Dark Sky Discovery Sites. On a clear night, you’ll be able to see the Milky Way and if you’re lucky the Northern Lights! So, if you fancy a spot of stargazing, you’re in luck.
Due to the influence of the sea, the Island’s weather is temperate making it an ideal year-round visitor destination. So, no matter what time of year you’re planning to visit, you can enjoy the many beaches, forests and serene sights the Island has to offer.