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Highlights Isle of Man
- Racing action at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy
- Victorian Waterwheel "Laxey Wheel"
- Island history in the Manx Museum
- Walk through the capital of the island
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Vacation rental or apartment on the Isle of Man
On the Isle of Man there are many beautiful rooms and houses from which one can discover the landscape. A vacation rental on the Isle of Man is called Cottage and is mostly located in a village. The city of Douglas also offers modern apartments from which self-sufficiency is particularly easy.
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Location and orientation
The Isle of Man belongs to the British Crown, but not to the United Kingdom or the European Union. The island is located between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The main town of Douglas is lively and modern, while the predominantly hilly hinterland has traditional and village structures. The Manx Steam Railway Company's narrow-gauge railway runs from Port Erin to Douglas. The Manx Electric Railway trains between Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey are also historic.
On the independent Isle of Man, own stamps and the currency "Isle of Man Pound" are used; both are popular with international collectors.
Top 3 travel tips
Approximately 30,000 people live in the capital of the Isle of Man. On the Quayside there are public works of art and good cafés, while at the "Grand Union Camera Obscura" one has a great panoramic view over the region. Fans of the historical traffic should drive in the "Horse Tram" with original cars from the year 1876. The Manx Museum also tells you a lot about the history of the city and the island.2. The Laxey Wheel as a technical monument
The world's largest fully functioning water wheel can be seen near Ramsey in the Glen Mooar Valley. It was built in 1854 and transported water from ore mines. Renovated in 1937, it is now regarded as one of the most important industrial monuments of Victorian times. A very good view of the Laxey Wheel can be enjoyed from the historic mountain railway to Snaefall Mountain. During a hike through the valley you will also find remains of other water wheels and interesting information boards.3rd motorcycle race on the Snaefell Mountain Course
The "Isle of Man Tourist Trophy" has been held since 1907. In this motorcycle race the participants ride on the 60.7 km long Snaefell Mountain Course, which is closed off for this purpose. From the end of May to the beginning of June, the race will take place without any safety areas for possible falls and without boundaries at the roadsides. Accordingly, it is considered one of the most dangerous motorcycle races in the world.