Isle of Man
Laxey on the Isle of Man - from Waterwheel to Waterfront
The town of Laxey on the Isle of Man is home to the largest, functional waterwheel in the world known as the Great Laxey Wheel. The site includes the Mine Walk that informs visitors of the history of the mine as they walk past its ruined buildings. While in Laxey visitors can take a trip on the Mountain Railway to the top of Snaefell or experience the Laxey Miniature Railway. And end the day with a walk to Laxey Bay.
Exploring Port Erin on the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is just a short flight or ferry trip across the Irish Sea but it seems much further away and offers experiences very different from the mainland – take a steam train to Port Erin at its southern tip and enjoy delights such as visiting the Port Erin Railway Museum, walking through the Bradda Glen, climbing Milner’s tower, and tasting the water from the Holy Well of St Catherine.
Hotel Halvard: Outstanding Hotel on the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is a fascinating and unusual destination. Hotel Halvard in the capital, Douglas, is not only a good location from which to explore the island but also a very special hotel incorporating excellent customer service and the Hotel Halvard Restaurant which offers excellent, freshly cooked cuisine using local Manx products. Situated on the Loch Promenade, a section of Douglas Promenade it is within walking distance of all transport hubs including trams and steam trains and spectacular sea views.
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. We stayed in Douglas and had days out exploring the island. Christmas was a very relaxing day strolling along the sea front at Douglas - in gale force winds which was very exhilarating. This is my story in pictures.
Four Days on the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is often described as a different kingdom and it is true - wherever you are, whatever the weather visitors will find something to entrance and delight. Myths and legends abound and historical buildings reflect a past painted by Celts, Vikings and Norsemen. Journeys on heritage railways, walks in glens and sightings of the abundant wildlife are just a few of the joys of being on this lovely island. Visit the House of Manannan, Celtic god of the sea, and let him guide you through its fascinating history and traditions.