Our Island

Failt Erriu

‘Failt Erriu’ meaning welcome in Manx Gaelic. Nestled between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the middle of the Irish Sea is where you’ll find the Isle of Man. The Island, which is 32 miles by 14 miles and is home to about 84,000 people, has been voted the safest place to live in the British Isles. It is a self-governing British Crown Dependency and as the only entire nation in the world to be recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere. On your visit, you will experience an abundance of unspoilt beauty, an ancient 10,000 year history, a vibrant culture and a beautiful rugged coastline, with some of the best walking routes, coastal adventures and cycling roads and tracks in the British Isles.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Getting to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man has great air links with many major airports in the UK and Ireland. Most airlines operate daily flights to the Island, with some flights from the North West taking just under 30 minutes. Once you have arrived on the Island, King William’s College is just a two-minute taxi ride or a 10 minute walk from the airport. You can also access the Island via ferry or fastcraft crossing all operated by Isle of Man Steam Packet. Please check the Steam Packet’s website for timetables, fares and ways to book.

Our Island, your adventure

To find out more about what the Isle of Man offers, download these interesting guides to help plan your visit from Visit Isle of Man.

Culture & Heritage

The Isle of Man is steeped in history and offers an opportunity for visitors and locals to explore Medieval Castles, the world’s largest water wheel or even step into the 19th century community with a visit to Cregneash.

All images included on this page are kindly supplied by Visit Isle of Man.


Sport & Adventure

From mountain biking, road cycling, coast steering, paddle boarding, golfing to hiking, the Island has so much to offer to sports and adventure enthusiasts who want to make use of the rugged terrain and extensive coastline.

Food & drink

The Isle of Man boasts a wide variety of eateries offering superbly prepared drinks and food, most of which make use of the incredible local ingredients available and the gorgeous back drop of the Island’s landscape.

Nature & Wildlife

Whether you are looking to explore one the 18 glens on the Island or simply observe the abundance of marine life and birds that make the Island their home; the Isle of Man’s changing landscapes makes it a unique and beautiful place to visit and live.


The Isle of Man offers those on foot, two-wheels or even four an opportunity to explore the coast, wildlife and heritage in a truly unique way. From historical buildings, to the Gaiety Theatre and even food tours – there is something for everyone.


Home to arguably the most famous motorcycle race in the World, the TT attracts thousands of visitors each year who want to experience the speed and spectacle of the challenging 37 and ¾ mile race. Alongside that the Isle of Man boasts museums and historic tours that celebrate the sport so many love.

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