Visit the Isle of ManThe Isle of Man is a pretty great place to visit and offers an action packed break, with time to unwind in its natural beauty.
Before you make the big move to the island, come and visit! It’s a great way to discover you’re new local favourites. You'll soon find there are plenty of things to see and do and many restaurants and bars to over-indulge in! Our dedicated visitisleofman.com site has heaps of tips, advice and guides to get you started.
How to Get Here
Flying is the quickest and, for many, the most convenient way to get here. In recent years, the Island's air connections have expanded, leading to greater choice for travellers. The Isle of Man Airport, Ronaldsway, has daily flights to and from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland making it ideal for international connections. Ronaldsway Airport is only a 15 minute drive from the capital city of Douglas and with car hire, taxi and public transport services all at your immediate disposal, getting to and from the airport is easier than ever.
Sailing into the Island is a great option for those coming with extra luggage, vehicles or those wanting a more leisurely, scenic trip. The Isle of Man Steam Packet offers daily ferry and fast craft trips to the Island. You can board a ferry to Douglas from Heysham, Liverpool (Birkenhead during the winter season), Belfast and Dublin (during the spring-summer season). Click here for timetables, fares and bookings.
Where to Stay
The Isle of Man has a plethora of accommodations to choose from. Whether you’d prefer to stay at a Four Star Victorian Seaside hotel or a glamping yurt in the countryside, the Island has you covered. You can search and book a wide range of high quality self-catering and serviced accommodation here.
Why not leave all the planning to us and try one of the Island's package holiday providers. Have a look at Visit Isle of Man's special offers page for deals, discounts and low prices.
What to Do
The Isle of Man is never at a loss for activities! Whatever time of year you come, you will always be able to find something great to discover. Maybe you fancy some coasteering in the ocean in the summer or a warm cider in one of our many pubs on a winter’s night. Whatever your taste, you can find it in the Isle of Man. Click here to peruse the many experiences we offer!
Where to Eat
From handpicked vegetables at local farms to home reared Loaghtan lamb and freshly caught queenies, our produce is key to creating traditional mouth-watering dishes to make your stay memorable.
Savour succulent meats, flavoursome seafood and home brewed beers at some of our finest restaurants and pubs, surrounded by picturesque views of the Irish Sea and Manx countryside.
The Isle of Man’s food scene is as diverse as our countryside! To discover something tasty for your palette, click here.
What to See
The Isle of Man countryside is like no other. With breath-taking vistas, glens with hidden waterfalls and 26 registered Dark-Sky Sites, the Island is a natural paradise (and the only full jurisdiction to be named a UNESCO Biosphere).
Our diverse wildlife is flourishing! The Calf of Man, a small island off the southern tip of the Isle of Man, is a bird sanctuary and breeding ground for Manx Shearwaters with its other residents being the friendly seals basking on the nearby rocks. We have basking sharks, tailless cats and even Manx wallabies!
The Isle of Man boasts 95 miles of pristine and wildly diverse coastline. Our shores are home to fantastic beaches, from sandy stretches to pebbly coves, you'll find the beach that’s perfect for you.
To learn more about the natural beauty in the Isle of Man, click here.
Do I need a visit visa for the Isle of Man?
If you already hold a valid visit visa for the UK, you do not need to apply for a separate visa to visit the Isle of Man.
Furthermore, nationals of certain countries do not need to apply for entry clearance prior to travel to the Isle of Man. Instead they are assessed at the point of entry into the United Kingdom. You can find out here if you need to apply for entry clearance before travelling.