Top 5 spring experiences on the Isle of ManA new season brings a fresh perspective on things to do on the Isle of Man. From cultural festivals to beautiful landscapes, springtime on the Isle of Man offers something for everyone!
#1 Embrace nature
Awarded UNESCO Biosphere status, the Island is naturally beautiful and now is a great time to explore the Island's diverse nature – spot the puffins, visit bluebell woodlands or watch the lambs. Why not head for Peel Hill and Castle to look out for a spring flock of birds, head for a walk with a family to Glen Wyllin, Kirk Michael or visit the Knockaloe Beg Farm to see live lambing. All experiences are family and budget-friendly.
#2 Have fun at the Isle of Man Cyclefest
Based in the north of the Island, the spectacular Milntown Estate and Gardens are the hub for three days of epic challenges and cycle-based fun during the Isle of Man Cyclefest event, running from 12th-14th May. With events for all types of cyclists young and old, this truly is a festival for all velo-lovers.
#3 Be a culture vulture!
The Isle of Man hosts a Celtic festival – Shennaghys Jiu in April and every Easter there is a competitive festival of music and the arts, plus an open studio arts festival on the first May Bank Holiday each year. The Isle of Man's cultural community is not only vibrant but also welcoming, and with venues and galleries dotted around the Island, you're never far away from a new and inspiring exhibition, performance or opportunity to get creative.
#4 Enjoy a pint on the Quay
Stroll along the Island's very own "Barbary Coast" and visit some of the most popular pubs in the Island's capital, Douglas. Get an insight into the origins of the pubs and their unique points of interest. Discover the history of Manx beer and how the public house has evolved over the years. Find out what makes a quality pint and have a taste. Find out more here.
#5 Pack a picnic in the sun
Whether you want to enjoy an alfresco feast or a simple, laid-back lunch eating outdoors, you can be sure to find a good spot to enjoy the sun on the Isle of Man.
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