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8th July 2020

FIVE DAY TRIP TO THE ISLE OF MAN

We will travel over on the ferry from Liverpool from which can be booked on https://www.steam-packet.com although only 2 months in advance. Sailing time from Liverpool is 2h 45 mins. Return ticket prices for 1 car and 2 passengers are approx £200.

Accommodation will be in a 4 star hotel costs around £100-120 a night for a couple. There are many great locations we could stay at, given that everything on the island is no more than a 30 min drive away. Choice will depend on how many registrations we get.

Some highlights of places to visit:

Snaefell – Highest point on the Isle of Man. 2037ft with views across to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England on a clear day. Mountain Railway or 30 min walk from the car park. Café at the peak.

Laxey Wheel – The largest working waterwheel in the world, built in 1854. Steam train 1.5 miles into mine (Saturday only).

Peel Castle – 11th Century fort of Magnus Barefoot, 11th century Viking King of Mann

Castle Rushen in Castletown (The ancient capital of the Isle of Man). Originally built for a Norse king in around 1200AD, Castle Rushen was developed by successive rulers until the 1600s. During its time it was used as a fortress, royal residence, a mint and even a prison.

Grove Conservatory in Ramsey – Tea Room with home baked cakes and scones.

Spooyt Vane Waterfall - (White spout) waterfall at the top of Glen Mooar. In the centre of the glen are the remains of ‘Cabbal Pherick’. An ancient and listed monument from the 8th – 10th century.

Cashtal yn Ard -meaning ‘Castle of the Height’ in Manx, is a well-preserved Neolithic chambered tomb built around 1800BC giving views across Ramsey and across the sea to the lake district.

Isle of Man Steam Railway - Dating back to 1874 the Steam Railway line, which runs 15 1/2 miles from Douglas to Port Erin, is arguably the oldest narrow gauge railway in continuous operation in the British Isles. The railway still uses the original locomotives and rolling stock.