Official language: Manx, English
Time zone: UTC+1 (summer), UTC+0 (winter)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
The currency on the island is the Manx pound, equivalent to British pound sterling which is also accepted here. You can also easily exchange local money for a different currency.
According to legend, the Isle of Man was created as a result of a fight between a demigod Finn MacCoole and an unknown English warrior, during which much of Ireland would be detached and thrown into the midst of the sea.
As a result of a long-term isolation of the island, the majority of cats who inhabit it have a unique common characteristic – the lack of a tail. The Manx breed draws many of its enthusiasts to the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man is an island in the Irish Sea, lying between Britain and Ireland. Its population reaches just over 80,000 and its area amounts to less than 600 square km, making it a perfect destination for a quiet, relaxing holiday.
The island is small enough to make it possible to visit most of it. It is definitely worth doing so as local nature is really beautiful; numerous hills with lots of greenery will help you relax just by looking at it. The coast is also extremely interesting with marvelous cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches. The city of
Ramsey boasts of having the prettiest ones, as well as the longest pier in the area.
It is worth taking a tour around the island. Go by car if you wish to stop at numerous particularly noteworthy places. You can also travel around by train. Railway operates seasonally, mainly to meet tourists’ needs.
The vast majority of residents live in the capital – Douglas. For that reason, the most beautiful buildings, museums, and galleries are to be found here. We recommend taking a stroll to see amazing architecture, strongly influenced by British style. This clean, small town will also allow you to feel the Celtic atmosphere.
Where to eat? 14 North at 14 North Quay is one of the most popular and best-rated restaurants in the area. Other frequently visited spots include the Little Fish Cafe, located a few steps further, at the same street (30/31A North Quay) and the Filbeys at East Quay. There is a very pleasant, intimate atmosphere here, especially in the evenings.
Apart from Douglas, it is also worth sightseeing the area surrounding the town of Patrick. It’s located in the northern part of the island and is famous for incredibly beautiful heather moors. You should definitely consider visiting this destination, especially if you happen to be on the Isle of Man in autumn.