The Isle of Man, with its relaxed and peaceful way of life and friendly residents, boasts a fine selection of restaurants, attractions and leisure facilities and activities. The Island has retained a pace and quality of life, which is envied by many.
With the tourism industry complementing other sectors of the Island’s varied economy, residents enjoy amenities such as the theatre, cinemas, modern hotels, health clubs, casino and nightclubs in addition to the many public houses and quality restaurants.
Heritage forms an important part of Island life. There are many historical attractions and a rich spectrum of ancient monuments spanning 10,000 years of Manx history. Sites such as the world famous Great Laxey Wheel and associated working mechanisms, driving the pumps which once cleared the village mines of water, are spectacular examples of the Island’s preserved industrial archaeology.
Newcomers to the Island are surprised by the variety of scenery, which exists in such a relatively small landmass. From rolling hills to picturesque farmlands, spectacular coastal scenery to secluded glens, the Island provides a wealth of diverse leisure activities, with an emphasis on sport and outdoor pursuits.
The choice of outdoor sports is considerable. Cycling, golf, sea and river fishing, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, diving and hiking are popular.
The Island is internationally known as a centre for motorsport events, especially the annual TT Races for motorcycles.