Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Northern Isle of Man

Great Laxey Wheel

It's no exaggeration to describe the Lady Isabella Laxey Wheel, built in 1854 to pump water from a mine, as a 'great' wheel: it measures 22m across and can draw 1140L of water per minute from a depth of 550m. The la…
Top Choice Castle in Castletown & Southern Isle of Man

Castle Rushen

Castletown is dominated by the impressive 13th-century Castle Rushen, one of the most complete medieval structures in Europe. You can visit the gatehouse, medieval kitchens, dungeons and the Great Hall. The flag tow…
Museum in Douglas

Manx Museum & National Art Gallery

This modern museum begins with an introductory film to the island's 10,000-year history and then races through it, making various stops including Viking gold and silver, the history of the Tynwald, the island's inte…
Museum in Castletown & Southern Isle of Man

Cregneash Village Folk Museum

Until the early part of the 20th century, most farmers on the island engaged in a practice known as crofting – a social system defined by small-scale communal food production. This folk museum on a raised plateau on…
Museum in Castletown & Southern Isle of Man

Old House of Keys

The former home of the Manx Parliament (lower house of the Tynwald) has been restored to its 1866 appearance – a key date in island history as it was then that the parliament voted to have its members elected by pop…
Bird Sanctuary in Port Erin & Port St Mary

Calf of Man

This small island just off Cregneash is on one of western Britain's major bird migration routes, and 33 species breed annually here, including Manx shearwaters, kittiwakes, razorbills and shags. Other species normal…
Archaeological Site in Castletown & Southern Isle of Man

Rushen Abbey

From Viking kings to ’70s disco, this abbey has lived its fair share of history. Founded in 1134, it was one of the island's most important centres of learning until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1534. In th…
Museum in Northern Isle of Man

Grove Museum of Victorian Life

This imposing house was built in the mid-19th century by Liverpool shipping merchant Duncan Gibb as a summer retreat for himself and his family. It has been maintained pretty much as it was in its Victorian heyday, …
Archaeological Site in Castletown & Southern Isle of Man

Balladoole Iron Age Fort

This collection of ancient monuments between Castletown and Cregneash includes a Bronze Age grave dating to 10,000 BC, a Christian chapel from around 900 AD and the remains of a 36ft-long Viking ship used to bury a …
Castle in Peel

Peel Castle

Peel's big attraction is the ruin of the 11th-century Peel Castle, stunningly positioned atop St Patrick's Island and joined to Peel by a causeway. There's an audio guide available to help you make sense of the ruin…