It’s almost time for the world famous Annual Isle of Man TT Races held in this breathtaking part of the world. Thousands of tourists and motorbike enthusiasts descend on this small island which is slap bang in the middle of the Irish Sea with ferry routes from Dublin, Heysham and Liverpool. If you are not travelling over with a motorbike you can even get there by plane from Manchester International Airport or Liverpool John Lennon Airport but why fly when you can hire one of our 6 berth Motorhomes from our Manchester Airport depot located 5 mins from the main terminal buildings.
After picking your vehicle up take the M56 and head north on the M6 towards Lancaster and the port of Heysham the best ferry to get would be either the 19:15pm ferry, or if you want to go in the early hours of the morning there is a 2:15am boat this is the longest duration of sailing but it Is a bigger vessel with more space to relax and unwind before your week or two week vacation in a Easicampers Motorhome.
To book a boat visit https://www.steam-packet.com/
The race festival last’s for two weeks, during the first week of practice the island is still open to people using the roads like normal, it’s when it comes to race week that the whole island stops and is fully immersed in motorbike mayhem and completely shuts down with no public transport during this week.
A lot of overseas visitors attend the races and fly into Manchester and then take an Easicamper motorhome to sample all this small and compact island has to offer.
Our Motorhomes make a perfect base for you to enjoy yourself and although some roads are quite narrow they will fit a Motorhome down no problems.
Although the island is small there are is an abundance of isolated places to visit which are picture perfect.
A nice spot at the North of the Island to visit is The Point of Ayre Lighthouse at the island’s most northerly tip. Park up and take in the fantastic views across the Irish Sea. It does get cold, so a coat is advisable even in the summer month’s. This spot is well liked by star gazers as when it’s a clear evening there is no light pollution and this gives you the chance to just sit and watch the stars drift by.
Head south after a peaceful night’s sleep towards the town of Peel. On the west coast of the Island with a striking Castle on the Harbour with a small inlet with a fantastic beach this town also sells the best Ice Cream on the Island. Take a walk around the castle ruins and feel the breeze coming from Ireland.
There are lots of places to visit on this Island too many to mention in fact, so I’ll leave you to decide where you want to visit, but in my own opinion having visited the Island numerous times to visit family and friends, Port Erin is a must see and also the Calf of Man this is situated at the south of the Island and is home to seal lions and local wildlife.
For more information on visiting times and what’s on visit https://www.visitisleofman.com/things-to-do/calf-of-man-p1295221 After a week spent travelling around the island, its either time to head back to Manchester in your Motorhome or if you staying for race week get to your camp site and take the week in from there whether its sat on the Starting grid in Little Switzerland or up near Ramsey Hairpin to watch the bikes zoom past you at over 180mph.
For more information on hiring one of our motorhomes why not visit Easicampers Manchester or contact us on 0800 688 9869 for our direct bookings line
And when you get back from your stay on the island please send any pictures to our social media network sites as long as you don’t mind sharing them with us.