Things to do

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The Isle of Man is a great place to explore and there really is a lot to do while you are here. Whether you enjoy soaking up history at one of the many historic buildings or museums, like a bit of fresh air or are after something a little more adrenalin fuelled then the Isle of Man can provide.

The Manx equivalent of the National Trust, MNH looks after the Island’s museums and main historical attractions.  These are located all over the Island and range from a folk village at Cregneash in the South, to a fabulous interactive Museum in Peel on the West Coast.  See the website for details of the sites which are located all over the Isle of Man.

http://www.manxnationalheritage.im

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The Island has plenty of coastal scenery, but there is also plenty to explore inland. Many of the Island’s Glens have good access for walkers and the view from the top of Snaefel on a clear day is not to be missed.  The Manx tourist office has some great information to get you started.  See the link below for some guidance.

http://www.visitisleofman.com/thingstoseeanddo/active/walking.xml


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Being the homeland of cycling greats Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh, the Isle of Man is, of course, a wonderful place to cycle.  If you are bringing your bikes, whilst we cannot promise good weather, we can promise amazing landscapes and some good Manx fresh air! Bike hire is also available and providers will often deliver the bikes to where you want them. Road cycling and mountain biking are equally popular on the Island. Check out the short video below for a little of what you can expect.

Many of the plantations have specific trails (of varying difficulty) built by local enthusiasts along with purpose built trails at South Barrule and Archallagan. Edd Gollan Geayee is also conveniently located just off the cross Island Mountain Bike route and it is possible to cycle to the trails at South Barrule from the front door. More information on mountain biking on the island can be found below:

Mountain Bike Trail overview

Isle of Man MTB club trail guide

Isle of Man Government Trail Guide (including details of bike hire)

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The Island has a great outdoor sports scene here and this is especially true when it comes to kayaking and watersports. Local providers offer guided sea kayaking, coasteering, gorge walking and much more. The island also receives a surprising amount of surf, so if you are visiting over the Autumn winter months it can be worth packing your board. There are a number of accredited local providers of watersports and activities. Below are a few to get you started and check out the video to wet your appetite:

http://www.adventurousexperiences.com/ – Locally owned and run by a top-level sea kayak guide, Adventurous Experiences run a variety of activities.

http://www.adventure-centre.co.uk/ – Usually specialising in school groups, the team can often fit groups in for one off activities.