25th December 2021
Christmas on the Isle of Man
This Christmas I wanted to go somewhere different and interesting and the Isle of Man seemed to be the ideal destination.
Here is my story in pictures
23 December 2021
Flying into the Isle of Man
Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man
Stopping at the Fairy Bridge to say hello to the fairy.
Staying at the Hotel Halvard in Douglas
Enjoying the Christmas decorations in Douglas
Exploring St Mary’s at the southern end of the island.
Lunch at the Port Erin Chippy and Diner, Isle of Man
Cheeky robin in Bradda Glen in Port Erin
View of Port Erin from Bradda Glen in Port Erin
Top of Milner’s Tower in Bradda Glen in Port Erin
The day starts and ends with gale force wind and rain.
Outside our hotel, Hotel Halvard
A stroll along the sea front in Douglas
A wild sea crashes onto Douglas Promenade
[cms:asset 14347 title=“Harbour Lights £75 lunch taster menu included very small sharing starter on a large side plate for two people – no extra ‘frills’ for Christmas Day. Very disappointing.
Despite the continuing strong wind and heavy rain we head for Peel today on the other side of the island. The buses are running today so we take the bus.
The sun comes out as we walk around the perimeter of Peel Castle and a rainbow appears.
We enjoy some Isle of Man Queenies in a bacon bap, sheltering under the walls of Peele castle
This evening we dine in the Lieveken Restaurant in our hotel, the Halvard Hotel, and enjoy an excellent meal. I start with the Harvest Salad and Roquefort Toast.
Followed by the amazing lamb shank.
27 December 2021
I started the day with a Belgian Waffle for breakfast
We visit the Great Laxey Wheel at Laxey
Coffee break at Ballacregga Restaurant at Laxey, an old corn mill
A stroll by the beach at Laxey
This evening we enjoy another excellent meat at the Halvard Hotel and I try the deep fried ice cream dessert
28 December 2021
Today is our last day on the Isle of Man but we are not leaving until this evening so we have time to visit the Manx Museum in Douglas
The Manx Museum offers a great insight into several aspects of the history and culture of the Isle of Man and features art galleries as well
A last stroll along Douglas sea front before heading for Ronaldsway Airport and our flight back to Gatwick