Isle of Man Journals

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD-ISLE OF MAN

An August 1991 trip to Isle of Man by Julie Hood

Castle Rushen Photo, Isle of Man, Europe More Photos
Quote: The Isle of Man, birthplace of the Bee Gees, home of the famous TT Races and rich with Viking history is a small island located in the Irish Sea off the north west coast of England. Nevertheless, this island is full of fun and sun in the summer months.

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD-ISLE OF MAN

Overview

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The TT Races, a motorcycle grand-prix, is held here each summer. The Castle Rushen and Peel are a worthy visit and if you visit during the first week in July, National Day is a celebration not to be missed.

Quick Tips:

The Isle of Man has a high cost of living. A package holiday here would be the most economical.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking is prominent here. Cars and buses are abundant and you can also hire a scooter during your stay.

The Richmond Guest House

Hotel | "The Richmond Bed & Breakfast"

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A small, 17 room Bed & Breakfast, the Richmond had a great view of Douglas Bay. The rooms were small with one bathroom per floor. The breakfasts were typically English and tasty. There were no TVs in the rooms. A TV in the lounge did suffice.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 30, 2000

The Richmond Guest House
3 Clarence Terrace Central Promenade
Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4LS
01624 676451

Isle of Man TT Racing (Isle of Man Tourist Trophy)

Attraction | "T T Grand Prix Races"

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The streets are closed. The revving motorcycles leave the start-line and they're off. Every year between August and September, the TT Races are held on this island. A top attraction for racing enthusiasts, the route is about 37 miles long and tourists line the route to see the action. It is a very exciting time of year here and an experience to remember.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2000

Isle of Man TT Racing (Isle of Man Tourist Trophy)
St. Andrew's House, Finch Road
Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2PX

Castle Rushen

Attraction | "The Castle Rushen"

Castle Rushen Photo, Isle of Man, Europe
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This castle, built in the twelfth century and tossed around between various monarchs of jolly old England, is one of the best examples of medieval sights in England. Complete with turrets and lightless dungeons, courts were held in her baileys in a serious way. Now, open to tourists from April to October, the castle is a fine monument to the history of this special island.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2000

Castle Rushen
Castle Street
Castletown, Isle of Man IM9 1LD
01624 648 000

National Day (Tynwald Day)

Attraction | "National Day"

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National Day on the Isle of Man is an immense traditional celebration with bands, carnivals, music, theatre and history. Tynewald Hill, the center of the celebrations, is the place to be. A gorgeous view of the bay can be enjoyed here whilst watching the various activities.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2000

National Day (Tynwald Day)
Tynewald Hill
Isle of Man

Rover's Return Pub

Attraction | "The Rover's Return"

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The Rover's Return is the oldest pub on the island. Typically English, this pub has a warm, inviting atmosphere with booth seats inside and outside seating for warm summer evenings. Well known and pretty crowded but a great place to socialize, I would recommend a night out here for all generations.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2000

Rover's Return Pub
11 Church Street
Douglas, Isle of Man
01624 676 459

Isle Of Man, England

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Story/Tip

Douglas Photo, Isle of Man, Europe
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The Isle of Man is located about 22 miles off the northwest coast of England and is a favorite vacation spot for the English vacationer. Douglas, the capital of this small island, has a long promenade backed with a selection of small hotels and B & B's. The main attractions are the Castle Rushen, Peel Castle, the TT Grand Prix-August/September and National Day-July 5th. The many beaches are crowded during the summer months but it is a nice place to mingle and meet people. The birthplace of the Bee Gees, the Isle of Man is a green fertile island which comes alive during the months of April to October. The social, jovial atmosphere compounded with friendly locals, makes for a...Read More

About the Writer

Julie Hood

Julie Hood
Galveston, Texas, Texas