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The Isle of Man is a small and beautiful island 33 miles in length, 13.5 miles wide and with an area of 221 square miles, it is home to just over 81,000 residents who embrace the relaxed way of life. Within easy reach of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales and featuring breathtaking scenery, 100 miles of coastline, unspoilt beaches and a vast array of attractions, it is no wonder the island welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
English is the first language on the Isle of Man and widely spoken and British currency (GBP) is also accepted on the Island. Find out more on our Languages and Currency pages.
From working Victorian railways to the world famous TT races, historic monuments and beautiful beaches, for such a small island The Isle of Man offers something for everyone. The island is an extraordinary mix of contrasts between the old and new with the old features still hugely evident. Prehistoric burial sites, Viking fortresses, Victorian architecture and thatched cottages, a visit to The Isle of Man is a journey back through time, all in an easily accessible landscape.
The Isle of Man also has a Steam Railway founded in 1873 which operates throughout the summer and runs from Douglas to Port Erin in the South, passing through some magnificent countryside. Another way to appreciate these natural wonders is on a wildlife tour where you will discover breathtaking nature.
The Isle of Man consists of the following towns and villages: Douglas, Castletown, Laxey, Onchan, Peel, Port Erin, Port St Mary, Cregneash, Ramsey, Ballaugh, Ballasalla and St Johns, among others.
There are many ways to travel around these towns and villages including excellent bus services, superb cycling and waking routes and a good road network. View our Getting Around page for detailed information.
With a huge variety of historic tourist attractions, events and leisure activities, such as a round of golf at one of the nine challenging golf courses, there is always something to do on an Isle of Man holiday.
Before your Isle of Man holiday make sure you read our Useful Information guide.
Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man, has a population of over 25,000 and is situated on the east coast on the 2-mile crescent of Douglas Bay. Still retaining its Victorian charm, Douglas is also an important international centre of banking, finance and commerce boasting an excellent choice of restaurants and wine bars, shopping facilities featuring many major high street stores plus a number of specialist shops, and attractive waterside pubs and cafes.
Douglas Promenade feature the world's oldest horse drawn trams. The town is also home to the superb Gaiety Theatre and the splendidly maintained buildings and gardens of the Villa Marina, both of which present a year round programme of entertainment, theatre, film, art and music. The award winning Manx Museum is an excellent starting point for visitors keen to discover more about the Island. Noble's Park has a range of attractions including the TT Grandstand which marks the start and finish line of the TT Races & Manx Grand Prix Races where you can see the professional riders race past at speeds of over 150mph.