Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Isle of Man,
Isle of Man
Come and join us on an epic journey into a gorgeous part of the world! Here in the land between Ireland and England, there are countless ways to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. In March 2016 the Isle of Man was awarded status as a UNESCO World Biosphere Region. The Island is the only entire jurisdiction in the world to be awarded this prestigious title and this status recognises the way in which the Island's population exists alongside a plethora of diverse natural habitats. With such a prestigious award comes the promise of wonderful scenery and views as well as a mass of marine life, birdlife and wildlife which can be seen across this Island's landscape all year round. The Island's heritage sites showcase the roots of the Isle of Man and cover more than 10,000 years of fascinating Manx history. The Isle of Man is extremely proud of this status and welcomes visitors from around the world to discover the Isle of Man's undeniable tranquillity and beauty. A visit to the Isle of Man will be a voyage of discovery and will present the chance to explore Celtic Crosses and ancient Viking burial grounds, as well as a number of other heritage landmarks which tell the story of Mann. The island is a walker's paradise, where familiar experiences are made extraordinary by the Island's landscape. The diverse terrain ranges from winding coastal pathways to woodland walks along quiet rivers to challenging hikes. Wherever we go we'll find culture and heritage around every corner, along with captivating stories and customs that maintain the "Manxness" throughout the many towns, villages and national heritage sites. The Island's capital, Douglas, will be our base for the trip. As well as the main shopping area and entertainment complexes, it is the starting point of the Steam Railway and Manx Electric Railway, which lead south and north respectively. The Story of Mann trail also starts in Douglas and will act as our guide to the heritage attractions located around the Island. This trip can be combined with our Wales Adventure for two weeks of culture and hiking!!