07 July 2021 - 11 July 2021
We propose to explore the Isle of Man which is a self-governing British Crown dependency rugged coastline, medieval castles and rural landscape in our TR's.
At Isle of Man
Organised by: Tim Roberts
We will travel over on Wednesday 7th July via the Steam Packet Ferry from Liverpool on the 19.15 sailing, arriving at 22.00 in Douglas IOM. Our return trip will be on Sunday 11th July at 08.45 from Douglas to arrive at Heysham at 12.30pm. The Ferry can now be booked at www.steam-packet.com Sailing time from Liverpool is 2h 45 mins. Return ticket price for 1 car and 2 passengers is approx £237 (5 day short break offer)
Accommodation will be in the 4 star Comis Hotel & Golf Resort (20 mins from ferry terminal) www.comishotelandgolfresort.com . Tel: 01624 661111 and costs £109 per night for a couple including breakfast. Ask for group bookings and mention Windsor Forest TR.
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.
Register early so we can make appropriate plans for a super break on this interesting Island steeped in history.
Look who's coming: Dave E, Barry & Jenny, Jeff & Lesley, Tim R, Diane & Paul
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