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The House Of Manannan

House of Manannan OutsideSituated right next to the next to the new Marina in Peel is the House of Manannan, another one of the attractions of the Story Of Mann. The House of Manannan is an ideal way to spend some time when the weather isn’t great especially for those with younger children who may find the other museums a little dull. The House of Mannanan is a much more interactive affair.
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Feeding The Ducks

St Johns ArboretumNow where else in the world could something as classy as “Feeding The Ducks” be considered as entertainment or something to do?! Well we don’t care, a trip to the Arboretum in St Johns to feed the ducks is as much a part of Manx Tradition as saying hello to the fairies. Besides it is a very pleasant (and cheap) way of spending a few hours on a sunny afternoon.
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Camera Obscura

Camera ObscuraBack in Victorian times Camera Oscuras around Britain were popular attractions drawing large queues of people eager to see the projected images. A Camera Obscura is essentially a dark room in which a small apperture allows an image from outside to be projected on to a surface. Think of it as being able to see the outdoors, indoors! Doesn’t sound much these days but back then it was the height of entertainment!
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Geocaching

Geocaching On The Isle of ManGeo..what? Geocaching has become a hugely popular past time over the last couple of years and the Isle of Man is no different. The simplest way of thinking of Geocaching is to think of a good old fashioned treasure hunt with a slightly techy edge. Longitude and latitude positions are provided that give you a starting position and from there it can be as simple or as complicated as the original cacher decides in how to find their “treasure”. Queue much looking in bushes, holes in walls and under piles of rocks. Once found you are usually free to take something from the cache in return for leaving something for the next person. It really is great fun for adults and children alike and a fantastic way of discovering a new place. Different types of Geocaches are available from the very simple to multi clue and puzzle caches.
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Curraghs Wildlife Park

Curraghs Wild Life ParkSituated in the north of the Isle of Man Curraghs Wildlife Park is the closest you’ll get to a zoo on the island. In saying that the natural surroundings in which the park is situated goes some way to making up for what it lacks compared to some of the larger zoo’s in the UK.
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Castle Rushen

Castle Rushen, located in Castletown in the south of the island is the most complete castle ruin on the Isle of Man. It looks over Market Square to the south-east and the small but perfectly formed harbour to the north-east. The castle is amongst the best examples of a medieval castle anywhere in the UK. As a modern visitor attraction it has several of the facilities you would expect such as on site toilets, gift shop etc
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Lazer Blast

There is no denying that a lot of what the Isle of Man has to offer is very weather dependent. Thankfully though there are still things to do if the weather isn’t so great and one of those things is Lazer Blast.
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Basking Shark Tours


The Basking Shark is the second biggest fish in the sea, second only to the Whale Shark and MUCH bigger than the more infamous Great White. These docile sharks feed on plankton in the upper levels of the sea and the rich waters around the Isle of Man provide the perfect feeding grounds. The Isle of Man is one off if not the primary spot for watching Basking Sharks in the world with large numbers of sharks congregating to feed during the summer months (from May to September). Read More

Laxey Wheel

There are certain images that people always associate with the Isle of Man. One is the three legs, one is the Manx cat in profile looking towards you, right up there with those other 2 is that of the Laxey Wheel, the largest working water wheel in the world.
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Sea Kayaking

The Isle of Man offers a diverse coastline, from the highest steepest cliffs to gently sloping beaches. A lot of this coast is best enjoyed from the sea and what better way to get up close and personal with the local sea life than in a Sea Kayak? Read More

Go Karting

Your chance to enjoy wheel to wheel racing action in the latest Go-Karts. The Isle of Man’s own self drive karting ciruit is located at Jurby Airfield in the north of the island in the summer and the TT Grandstand in the winter. The summer 375 metre track gives ample opportunity to hit top speed and overtake. There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up between 10am and 6pm Saturday and Sunday and take part in the action!
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Peel Castle

Peel Castle is a castle in Peel originally constructed by Vikings. The castle stands on St Patrick’s Isle which is connected to the town by causeway (or as we like to call it, a road) . It is now owned by Manx National Heritage and is open to visitors during the summer. The castle was built in the 11th century by the Vikings, under the rule of King Magnus Barelegs. While there were older stone Celtic monastic buildings on the island, the first Viking fortifications were built of wood. The prominent round tower was originally part of the Celtic monastery, but has had battlements added at a later date. In the early 14th century, the majority of the walls and towers were built primarily from local red sandstone, which is found abundantly in the area.
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