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Isle of Man

Getting there & away



Isle of Man Steam Packet (0870 552 3523; www.steam-packet.com; foot passenger single/return £15/30, car & 2 passengers return £138) is a car ferry and high-speed catamaran service from Liverpool and Heysham to Douglas. There is also a summer service to Dublin (three hours, mid-April to mid-September).

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Ronaldsway Airport (01624-821600; www.iom-airport.com; Ballasalla) is 10 miles south of Douglas near Castletown. Buses link the airport with Douglas every 30 minutes between 7am and 11pm; a taxi should cost you no more than £18. Airline contacts:

Aer Arann (0800 587 23 24; www.aerarann.com) From London Luton and Dublin.

British Airways (0870 850 9850; www.britishairways.com) From London Gatwick, Luton and Manchester.

British Northwest Airlines (0800 083 7783; www.flybnwa.co.uk) From Blackpool.

Eastern Airways (01652-681099; www.easternairways.com) From Leeds-Bradford, Bristol, Birmingham and East Midlands.

Emerald Airways (0870 850 5400; www.flyjem.com) From Liverpool.

EuroManx Airlines (0870 787 7879; www.euromanx.com) From Belfast, Liverpool, London City and Manchester.

Flybe (0871 700 0535; www.flybe.com) From Birmingham.

Loganair (0870 850 9850; www.loganair.com) From Glasgow Prestwick; linked with British Airways.

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