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Sightseeing in Isle Of Man - what to see. Complete travel guide

The Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea. It is equidistant of Ireland and England. The island's history is devoid of bright and colorful events; harmony and peace have always reigned there. These values continue to attract modern travelers seeking peace and solitude.
In addition to its charming nature, the Isle of Man is characterized by an abundance of interesting attractions, which are must see to foreigners. It would be interesting to start your … Open
Many historical and architectural landmarks have survived on the island; they represent the legacy of first inhabitants of these territories, the Vikings and Celts. The main activity of vacationers is cycling, during which you can visit remarkable places of Mann. Cregneash village is of particular interest; the Folk Art Museum and the House of Manannan are situated there. Nearby is the famous Castle Rushen. This medieval landmark is well known outside the UK. Another famous landmark is Laxey Wheel, the largest facility of its kind.
Douglas is the capital of the island; you can find a lot of nice restaurants, shops and entertainment centers there. Castletown is considered to be much more attractive from a sightseeing point of view. In addition to the aforementioned Castle Rushen, there is King William's College, the scenic neo-Gothic building completed in 1833. Anglican chapel of St. Mary built in 1698 is attributed to earlier monuments of architecture. The old church building has gone and already in 1826 it was completely rebuilt. In the middle of the last century, a huge building has lost its religious role. Today it houses offices, but the historic facade was carefully preserved; it reminds locals and visitors about the amazing history of the chapel. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Unique nature of the Isle of Man is its main feature attracting fans of eco-tourism from all over the world. Strolls through scenic forests are one of the most popular activities among … Open
Hiking up to the hill Hango that in the mid17th century was the site of executions is popular among foreigners. The ruins of several old houses have survived in these places. The town has several cultural venues: the Aviation Museum, the Maritime Museum and the House of Keys. Last building was constructed back in 1866; it was completely renovated and the decor in rooms was made as close as possible to the mid19th century. Peel and Ramsey towns are also rich in historical and cultural attractions.
Despite the fact that the Isle of Man is officially a part of Great Britain, it is a peculiar sovereign territory. It has its own laws that are not valid in other regions of the country. On the island, there are absolutely now refugees and illegal migrants. The island has a special “soft” legislation on taxation, so many wealthy British people try to transfer their property here.
1. The island has ferry to Liverpool; it is worth noting that the ferry runs between the island and the city all around a clock. In summer, you can also take the ferry to Belfast and Dublin; … Open
On the island, some traditions have not changed for many years. It is the only region in Great Britain where horse transport is still used. In the streets of local cities and towns, you can see old small vans moved by horses. At one time, you could see carts in all European cities but this environmentally friendly transport is used only on the Isle of Man. The trip by such a retro tram is one of the tourists’ favorite entertainments. This unusual type of transport is available only in the warm period.
On the island, the railway is well developed. Like many years ago, all the trains are steam-powered. During your ride by “train from the past”, you can admire the most beautiful landscapes of the island. Another interesting event is a journey by electric tram that travels to the highest point of the island. It has a breathtaking view of the city and natural landscapes.
Traditional cuisine of Isle of Man is simple, affordable and very attractive. There are no exotic delicacies in it; highly culinary masterpieces can be found only in upscale restaurants. The … Open
The breeding of horses is one of the main national activities of the locals. Today, horses are actively used in urban agriculture. The horses that can’t cope with hard work are taken to special sanctuaries that are popular attractions too. On such well-equipped farms, holistic care is provided to animals. The main visitors of sanctuaries are tourists and local people with children.
Bradda Head, Isle Of Man The Isle of Man will be a real treasure for fans of walking along historical places. There are almost no modern constructions in its territory. There are unique medieval monuments preserved. Remarkably, many state institutions have not changed their location for several hundred years. If there is the police station in one of the historical buildings, it probably occupied the building two hundred years ago.
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Survived castles around Isle Of Man
♥   Castle 'Sorbie Tower' Dumfries and Galloway, 62.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Carsluith Castle' Dumfries and Galloway, 70.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cardoness Castle' Dumfries and Galloway, 71.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'MacLellan’s Castle' Dumfries and Galloway, 74.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cardoness Castle' , 74.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Baldoon Castle

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By some quirk of fate she had to agree to marry David Dunbar, the son of Baldoon Castle owner, while the heart of the young maiden belonged to another boy. However, the planned wedding didn’t happen. On the appointed day the young bride was found stabbed in one of the rooms of the castle; girl's death remained a mystery. According to one version, she committed suicide, but many believe that the girl was rescued from suffering by her lover. The tragedy that occurred in the castle hundreds of years ago continues to remind of itself. Among the ruins of the castle tourists regularly see a ghost girl in a bloody wedding dress; the hateful castle became home to the soul of young Janet. … Read further
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