HALF DAY SOUTHERN EXPLORER
From Douglas we head along the famous TT course to St Johns, and Tynwald Hill, one of the Island’s most distinctive landmarks and a signal of the Isle of Man’s independence as a self-governing crown dependency.
On then to historic Peel, a thriving Manx fishing port with a marine heritage that spans hundreds of years. Visit Peel Castle once home to Christian missionaries, Viking warriors and kings.
Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery as we head south to Niarbyl, a secluded beauty spot on the Island’s west coast, of great geological interest with its rolling hills and thatched cottages.
We continue south to Cregneash Village, one of the last strongholds of the Manx language and customs which characterised the crofting way of life. You may see cats with no tails, four-horned Loaghtan sheep and traditional farming practices in action.
A short distance on we reach Calf Sound located at the Island’s very southern tip, this is one of the most scenic places in the British Isles. Abundant with wildlife and natural wonders, this area is a hotspot for seals sunbathing on the rocky islet of Kitterland.
Last stop of the tour will be Castletown, the ancient capital of Mann. Curled around the southern coastline and a firm favourite with visitors. With its picturesque harbour, historic buildings and imposing medieval fortress, this idyllic town is the perfect place to explore.
We head home to Douglas, but don’t forget to say “Hello” to the fairies as you pass over Fairy Bridge on the way – it will bring you a little luck during your visit!