Home to the oldest continuous government in the world, the Isle of Man has been a much-loved tourist destination since the days of Queen Victoria.

Situated in the middle of the Irish Sea, legend says The Island was formed when an Irish giant ripped up a lump of land to toss at a rival in Scotland. His throw only made it half-way across, and that lump became the Isle of Man. We've always been shrouded in myth and legend, from the "Little People" at the Fairy Bridge, to the Buggane at St Trinian's church - not forgetting Manannan, the sea god who is said to hide the Island with mist to protect us from harm.

Recently, the Island has become better known for its status as an offshore financial centre and its hugely successful film industry – movie megastars are no stranger to our shores! Our unique wildlife has earned us Unesco Biosphere status - our seas are populated with basking sharks and seals, whilst minke whales are frequent visitors. Everybody knows about our world-famous tailless Manx cats, but have you ever heard of Loaghtan sheep - a four-horned breed unique to the Isle of Man? Did you know we have wild wallabies?

Of course, when most people think of the Isle of Man, one thing springs to mind. The annual TT races. Over two weeks in spring, the Island’s population doubles and the roads throb to the sound of motorcycles roaring through formerly sleepy villages at nearly 200 miles per hour. We're famous for our slightly less noisy two-wheeled riders, too. Champion cyclists Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh are both Island-born.

Famed for our beautiful scenery, historic railways, mediæval castles and rugged coastline, the Isle of Man has always offered a warm, friendly welcome to visitors and will do the same for you.

Getting Here

Working with Sally and Courtney at Isle of Man Event Services isleofmanrugbytours.com can point you in the right direction for travel and accommodation options all in one place. Although you may think you can do it cheaper than them in our experience nobody can match their prices, experience or professionalism.

Most groups arrive by ferry from Liverpool or Heysham, travelling with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Lost cost airlines easyjet and flybe also offer low cost alternatives from several U.K. airports.

Tours IOM and Bus Vannin offer transfer and on island travel options.


Places to stay

Lots of our groups choose to stay at The Venture Centre in Maughold just a few miles outside Ramsey as a low cost alternative. The centre can also provide many outdoor activities for your group.

There are several hotels on the island, The Park Hotel in Ramsey and the Premier Inn in Douglas offer good group deals.