In a recent interview in the Independent’s My Life in Travel series, Murray Walker claimed his favourite place in the British Isles was the Isle of Man. Murray says in the article:
‘because that’s where they hold the TT races. It is also a fabulous little island in its own right, with the most glorious countryside, some nice hotels and very hospitable people’.
I’d have to agree that the Isle of Man is a beautiful island that has to be seen, not only for the stunning scenery but also the pace of life.
‘My favourite drive is the Isle of Man TT course. As you climb Mount Snaefell, you see some fabulous countryside. Also, for me, it absolutely oozes memories’.
More information on the Isle of Man:
For those of you who have never been, or may be considering a holiday in the Isle of Man, the Isle of Man is situated in the middle of the Irish Sea, and is 33 miles long and 13 miles wide.
Famous for the annual TT racing, the island offers stunning views and a wealth of history including: ancient monuments; Castle Rushen, one of Europe’s finest Medieval castles; and the great Laxey Wheel.
Motor racing fans note: the Isle of Man TT racing starts:
Saturday 30 May 2009* (practice week)
Saturday 6 June 2009* (race week)
*subject to confirmation
More information on the Isle of Man will follow soon!
How to get there:
The island has one airport: Ronaldsway in the south of the island with flights to the isle of man operated by Aer Arann, Flybe, Eastern Airways, VLM Airlines, Manx2.com, Loganair (Flybe franchise) and Blue Islands.
Ferries and fast craft are operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company from Heysham, Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin docking in Douglas, the capital.