Why September makes for a great time to visit the Isle of Man
The rush of the summer holidays has passed, the days are still warm and natures colours begin to transition from Summer to Autumn. September is very much a month of change and with lower prices on travel and accommodation than the peak summer months makes it a great window of opportunity to visit and stay in an Isle of Man holiday cottage!
Where to find the best off-road cycling trails the Isle of Man has to offer
The Isle of Man is home to arguably some of the best off-road trails in the whole of the British Isles and all within close proximity of each other. What’s more, you can explore and discover these wonderful trails all year round. In this blog local professional cyclist Tom Mazzone shares with us some of his favourite spots to head out on the Mountain Bike on the Isle of Man.
A new isolated Island Escape
At Island Escapes we specialise in helping guests find their "perfect island escape” on the Isle of Man. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce a new remote and unique property to our collection..."Chicken Rock Lighthouse"
The Isle of Man - A railway lovers paradise
Visitors to the Isle of Man are astonished to discover the wealth of transport heritage contained within its 225 square miles. Lovingly preserved and operating today, the island boasts a variety of vintage railways which operate from Port Erin in the south to Ramsey in the north. Leave the car behind and see the island from a different perspective!
Stay on a farm on the Isle of Man
For a totally unique holiday home experience why not experience life on a working farm for your holiday? With all the comforts of a modern holiday cottage but away from the hussle and bussle of everyday life.
Walk with your ancestors in the Isle of Man
In common with Ireland and Scotland, the Isle of Man saw large-scale emigration in the later eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as Manx men, women and children left the Island to make a new life in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other far-flung corners of the British Empire. Now large numbers of their descendants are returning to discover where their ancestors lived and worked, were married and were buried.
Landscape Photography on the Isle of Man
James Brew is a 32 year old Isle of Man photographer with a passion for capturing enduring landscape images of his home island, the Isle of Man. Here we share some of his fantastic images and why he loves photography on the island.
Dark Skies - Stargazing on the Isle of Man
Situated far away from the UK’s large cities, the Isle of Man is well known within the astronomy community as a great location for dark skies. From the amateur to the expert, when clear skies permit, it is a stargazing spectacle for everyone.
The End 2 End Mountain Bike challenge
The Isle of Man is well known for racing on two wheels with the World famous TT road race. However the island is also home to some fantastic road cycling and mountain biking with events taking place year round. The End 2 End is one such challenge. taking place in September each year.
Tynwald Day: A very Manx "thing"
‘Thing’. Just a non-descript word, right? Think again…
‘Before our Parliaments, before our High Courts, there were Things’. The word ‘Thing’ comes from the old Norse for ‘assembly’ – þing – an early system of justice and administration, established by the Vikings and early Norse settlers in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, the Scottish Highlands, and the Isle of Man.