The Isle of Man is an island 572 km2 in the Irish Sea lying between Great Britain and Ireland.
This island offers stunning landscapes, and unspoiled beaches on a very long and beautiful coastline making it a perfect holiday destination whoever you are. There is a wealth of history to explore and wonderful places to see from slow and sleepy tourism to action-packed adventure! You even have the original steam railway as an option to transport yourself around.
Whether it's water sports, mountain climbing, biking, walking the coastal paths, watching the wildlife, quad biking or spending a day in the museums and art galleries you'll find exactly what you want to do. The heritage of this island is varied and dates back more than 10 000 years allowing you to discover the ancient castles, forts and mounds, waterwheels and mines and follow in the steps of missionaries and the Vikings!
Raad ny Foillan (Way of the Gull) is a coastal path that takes you around the island. The walk is 145km (90 miles) and is marked by a sign showing a Gull.
The Isle of Man was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere in 2016 in recognition of its special environment, culture, heritage and economy. The Isle of Man is an entire nation Biosphere with all land and territorial sea included.
Want some ideas on where to visit?
Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat: