Join us for Easter on the hugely popular Isle of Man holiday. The Isle of Man is an ancient Viking Kingdom which has never been part of the U.K and who’s well known three legged emblem originates from a symbol used on 10th century coins. Reminders of the Island’s turbulent past abound, Iron Age hill forts, the ruins of Rushden Abbey and the castle at Peel. The Island’s coastline ranges from quiet secluded coves to busy harbours and clean sandy beaches. Our chosen resort is Douglas with a Victorian seafront and long promenades.
The Chesterhouse hotel is ideally located on the seafront of Douglas, offering a full range of modern facilities and accessories. The hotel is also close to the town centre and offers original architecture and character. All of the en-suite bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities, a TV, hairdryer and telephone. There is a lift that serves all floors.
Thursday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Heysham where we board the ferry to Douglas arriving at our seafront, Chesterhouse Hotel early evening well in time to settle in before dinner.
Friday This morning we make our way to the local train station to join the electric railway for a coastal ride to the delightful resort of Ramsey on the islands north Coast. Our coach returns us to Douglas for an afternoon at leisure, en-route we view the iconic ‘Lady Isabella’ the world’s largest working waterwheel and a symbol of the Island’s mining history.
SaturdayWe are joined by a local guide for a superb full day tour around the island. We follow the famous TT course to Ramsey then Bride final resting place of the great comedian and Manx resident Norman Wisdom before spending time in Peel with its small harbour and ancient castle, then St Johns, home of the ancient Manx parliament. Our return includes the lofty South Barrule road.
Easter Sunday A full day tour to the south of the Island crossing the Fairy Bridge to Castletown, the ancient capital, then the viewpoint at the Calf of Man before time in the popular Edwardian resort Port Erin overlooked by Bradda Head. Our return is by the wonderful narrow gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway.
Monday After an early breakfast we board the morning ferry from Douglas to Heysham. With suitable stops we return to our home area and waiting taxis late afternoon.
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