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What travellers are saying
- The steam train was a fabulous experience. The carriages are lovely and the views from the windows were amazing. We were lucky enough to be sat with a local couple who told us lots of very interesting facts and pointed out places of interest.
I loved waving at people as we went passed and really enjoyed the whole experience.
Would definitely recommend.Written 5 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Vast array of Manx artifacts showing the history of Mann.
From the earliest of times, stone tools through the bronze age.
The life of the early celts & then viking settlers.
The maritime heritage of our island nation.
A wonderful TT section covering these famous races from 1907 through to today's heroes.
A very pleasant & informative day for all the family.Written 25 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Worth drive from Douglas if on the way to somewhere else. The wheel is higher than you think when you get up there. Walked a bit further and went down the short mine trail. Spent around 1 hour here but I think ticket office said there was further to walk, but we were happy with what we saw and moved on.Written 10 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Recently went with a group of school children. Would love to come back with my own children an take my time. Great multi-sensory experience.Written 22 October 2023
- Usually these sites are ruinous but a combination of benign neglect and early intervention has resulted in a perfectly formed castle which gives a real feel for what it was like to live in one in the Middle Ages. Staff are generally friendly and helpful. Castletown is a nice little place with a great atmosphere, and is seen to best effect from the castle keep and ramparts. Some of the interpretation is a bit tired and direction signage could use refreshing.Written 15 October 2023
- Good self guided tour. Basically you walk around the castle and at the numbered plaques you type the number into a handheld device to receive recorded information. Could do with a better introduction on the recording to establish the overall context and timeline for the specific detailed information.Written 24 September 2023
- A great way to travel from one end of the promenade to the other. The horses are well looked after and the tram runs in most weather.Written 14 October 2023
- What an amazing little museum. I say little, but there’s a lot to see. They tell the story of Man’s involvement in WWI and II and really pay tribute to those that fought. Loads of interesting little things to see. There’s also a couple of picnic benches to watch the comings and goings at the airport. All of that and it’s free, amazing!!Written 5 November 2023
- Visited 10 years ago and it was shrouded in mist so this time seized the opportunity on a nice day and went to the summit to take in the outstanding views to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.Written 25 September 2023
- This place is exactly what it says and there isn't really too much to say. Having said that, we had a really enjoyable time wandering around and feeding/petting the horses and donkeys. It's genuinely a great way to spend some family time on a lovely day and have a commune with these lovely animals. Great café too.Written 22 August 2023
- Steam train from Douglas to port Erin was lovely and sceanic,bus service wears excellent clean and friendly driversWritten 27 October 2023
- Fantastic, well worth the ride to go over there. Everything is so wonderfully presented and you can get close to all the exhibits.Written 28 September 2023
- First time in the Gaiety for some time, since the new promenade layout was finished.
There are now 5 disabled parking spaces almost immediately outside. Level access to the stalls via the Villa Arcade and more parking and level access from the Villa Marina Gardens.
Not sure about the horrid red semi circle of light over the stalls bar in the Arcade. Its out of keeping with the Art Deco theme of the rest of the Arcade.
I use a wheelchair. Entrance to the theatre is easy and the access Scheme give a paid for chair space and a free essential companion. But you have to phone and cant book on line.
The camber on the transverse access at rear of stalls is uncomfortable. The accessible seating is row S at very rear of stalls. I don’t transfer. The spaces aren’t level. The rake on the stalls seating is quite noticeable. Uncomfortable sitting with seat tilted forward.
Rear stalls is under the circle overhang. So the top third of the stage is cut off from view.
The show, with artists from Moldovan State Ballet replacing Russians, was well set. Pretty cloths. Attractive costumes. The lighting was dismal. Dancing was generally excellent. They coped well with the rake of the stage.
Act one is always slow. Odd production detail, the Xmas tree transformation didn’t take place until AFTER the first appearance and skirmishes between the toy mice and toy soldiers brought to life. That messes with the story.
Act two, kingdom of the sweets, sugar plum fairy, National dances ( Arabian, Spanish, Chinese ) were good. Finale excellent.Written 3 November 2022
- We visited on a very wet windy day so had to dash from one building to another. Staff helpful. Loved the church the people were so poor but still gave to build a church. Would have loved to stay longer but hopefully the weather will be kinder on our next visit. Worth a visit.Written 9 October 2023
- You really must visit Murrays if you are on the Isle of Man. Wonderfully friendly team, cuppa on arrival plus free sticker and a handful of good luck 'fairies' . Good value merchandise too. It really is a great collection of bikes and memorabilia which will take you sometime to look around - allow plenty of time for the visit including further tea/coffee and a chat with the staff who have a wealth of knowledge about island life, the TT and bikes. Cant wait to go back on the next trip over.Written 20 September 2023
Frequently Asked Questions about Isle of Man
- The best day trips from Isle of Man according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Southern Manxland Tour with a great fun guide 1-6 passengers
- Full day Private Tour of the Isle of Man with experienced qualified driver guide
- Private Guided Tour of Peel, Vikings and The West in Isle of Man
- Half day private tours of the Isle of Man with a qualified Driver Guide
- Steam Trains and Castles with qualified Isle of Man Tour Guide
Isle of Man Attractions Information
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