Most think that all the Isle of Man is famous for are the TT races, when vast numbers of motorcyclists descend on this small and beautiful island to watch possibly the most dangerous and exciting spectacle on two wheels. In fact that belief could not be further from the truth and here are some things you may not know.
From the top of Snaefell, the mountain in the centre, you can see Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales. It has its own language similar to Gaelic, the world’s largest water wheel, cats with no tails and is a great place to see the Northern Lights. Tynwald is also the oldest continuous parliament in the world and was the first to grant women the vote in 1881.
The House of Manannan in Peel takes you back to the time of the Celts and Vikings and the Manx Museum in Douglas is a great place to learn about the 10,000 year history of the island. Though small there are a myriad of activities on offer and great eateries that use local produce such as home reared Loaghtan lamb and freshly caught queenies (local scallops). Like we said – much more than motor bikes!