Set in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is a unique destination with over 10,000 years of history .
Surprisingly large at over 33 miles long and 13 miles wide, there is far more to the Isle of Man than, at first, meets the eye.
Venture away from the capital, Douglas , and you'll find rugged cliffs, sandy coves, miles of uncrowded beaches, enchanting glens and unspoilt countryside, where you can indulge your passion for the great outdoors as you meander through glorious wooded glens drinking in the colours of the purple heather covered moorland.
The ancient Celts, Vikings and Christians left the island with a legacy of their lifetime and all around the island you will find evidence of these early settlers - Celtic crosses, medieval fortresses and Viking burial grounds. Its most famous symbols are the Manx cat and the island's emblem the three legs of Man whose meaning is 'whichever way you throw me I stand'.
Embrace the Island's rugged terrain and journey on one of the Island's many countryside paths. You can try this walk and many others by taking part in the Isle of Man Walking Festival which takes place in Summer. The mild climate ensures that the countryside is rarely out of bounds for those wanting to discover the Island's unspoilt natural beauty.
Enjoy peace and tranquillity and visit one of the Island's seventeen enchanting wooded glens. Each has its own individual character and many include tumbling waterfalls and rushing streams. The Island is also home to an incredibly diverse array of wildlife including resident and migrant bird species, dolphins, whales, basking sharks and seals.Editorial & Filming courtesy of Visit Isle of Man.
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