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.
Visiting the Island first, before making the big move, is a great way to discover what it's really like to live here. 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 lots of tips, advice and guides to get you started.
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 is only 15 minutes' drive from the capital, Douglas, with car hire, taxi and public transport services all at your immediate disposal.
If you prefer to sail, choose between a ferry or fast craft crossing with the Isle of Man Steam Packet. Ferry services operate from five ports to Douglas - Heysham, Liverpool (Birkenhead during the winter season), Belfast and Dublin (during the spring-summer season). Click here for timetables, fares and bookings.
The Island has a large range of tourist accommodation, from traditional seaside hotels to glamping yurts in the countryside. You can search and book a wide range of high quality self-catering and serviced accommodation here.
If you'd like to take all of the hassle out of booking your holiday, try one of the Island's package holiday providers. You can also have a look at Visit Isle of Man's special offers page for deals, discounts and low prices.
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 at the same time and holders of a valid visa for the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can travel freely around the Common Travel Area without the need for applying for a specific visa for the Isle of Man.
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.