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About the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is known for its rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, woodlands, and narrow glens with picturesque waterfalls. This island is small at only 12 miles in width and 33 miles in length but there is plenty to see and do, such as visiting old castles, hiking along the coast, and eating at quaint pubs and restaurants. The island is self governing but has strong cultural and historical links to the United Kingdom. Its parliament, the Court of Tynwald, also happens to be the oldest in the world. You can easily reach the island from the UK by ferry or by plane from most large cities.

Discover the folklore and legends that are an important part of the culture of the Manx people of the island. Explore the quaint fishing villages, walk along the coastal paths, and eat locally-caught queen scallops. If you would like to book a hotel on the Isle of Man, use eDreams' powerful and intuitive search engine to find the perfect hotel for your holiday. You can filter your search results using a variety of parameters including dates, number of people in the booking, and the number of rooms required.

What to see on the Isle of Man

The town of Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man and is full of elegant Georgian and Edwardian architecture. Head to the Manx museum to learn about the history of the island and the Nordic influence on the culture. Follow that by taking a stroll along the two-mile seafront promenade for lovely views of the Irish Sea. There is also a horse-drawn tram that runs along the harbour-side of town - this is an enjoyable way to see some famous buildings of the town such as the Tower of Refuge and the Royal Hall.

Head out of Douglas and take a road trip by car or public transport to see the smaller villages of the Isle of Man. In Castletown, you will find Castle Rushen, a former royal residence from the 13th century. The medieval castle is well-preserved and offers an insight into the history of the island. Using the eDreams site, you can easily find an Isle of Man hotel deal in Castletown. Peel Beach is just along the coast and is the best beach on the island. It's an ideal location for snorkelling and diving as there are a number of rocky coves just off-shore.

Where to stay on the Isle of Man

Most people visiting the Isle of Man book a hotel in Douglas, which is the biggest town and capital of the island. It is the best place to stay if you like to go out in the evenings while on holiday as there are a number of bars and restaurants. There are plenty of parks and beaches around Douglas too making this a popular place for families. If you would prefer a quiet base and would like to discover the history of the Isle of Man, consider staying in Castletown.

Families with young children may wish to book a hotel in Peel. With its wide expanse of sand and plenty of rock pools to explore, Peel Beach is ideal for young children. You'll find plenty of refreshments options, including a popular ice-cream shop right next to the beach. Those looking for a peaceful holiday and cliff-top walking trails may prefer to stay in the small village of Bride. As it is away from the main tourist areas, it is also a great location for finding cheap hotel options.