The Isle of Man, is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland within the British Isles.
Rising water levels cut off the island from the surrounding islands around 8000 BC. Evidence suggests that colonisation of the island took place by sea some time before 6500 BC
Hills in the north and south are separated by a central valley. The extreme north is exceptionally flat The island has one mountain higher than 600 metres, Snaefell, with a height of 620 metres. According to an old saying, from the summit one can see six kingdoms: those of the Mann, Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, and Heaven.
Things to do
You'll never be short of something to see and do during your visit to the Isle of Man whether you're looking for action packed fun or the opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.
Getting around the Island is easy - why not travel in style on the unique heritage railways? Try going south by steam, north by electric or take the Snaefell Mountain Railway to the summit of the Island's only mountain.
If you're looking for high street shopping take a trip to Douglas you'll find a large number of high street names in fashion, homeware, technology, entertainment and beauty. You'll also find a number of smaller shops which sell Manx inspired gifts and souvenirs.