8 School summer holiday ideas - Enjoy the Isle of Man's heritage sites

Summer holidays are here!

The Isle of Man is our playground this year to explore and enjoy like never before. If you want an entertainment plan, it's all here on our doorstep!

Explore castles, churches, forts, ancient monuments, Celtic and Viking crosses, burial sites, Neolithic tombs and fascinating museums that tell the story of the Isle of Man's rich past and show how its 10,000 year history preserved magnificently. 

 

 

 

8 Isle of Man Heritage sites that can't be missed

Castle Rushen:

One of the best preserved medieval castles in the world. Click here for opening times

 

 

 

Peel Castle:

Overlooking Peel Marina, the Island's majestic fortress. Click here for opening times.   

 

House of Manannan: 

The Island’s mythological sea god, Manannan, welcomes you to his fascinating kingdom of Viking, Celtic and maritime past. Click here for opening times.  

 

Manx Museum:

The Island’s 10,000 year history presented through galleries, film and interactive displays.  Click here for opening times

 

 

 

 

Rushen Abbey :

A monastery from 1134, learn its story. Click here for opening times

 

Rushen Abbey

Cregneash:

Living illustration of a farming and crofting community in the 19th and early 20th century. Click here for opening times,  and guided tours where the traditional houses are opened up for you to learn Manx history, then enjoy a lovely cup of tea.  

 

Grove Museum:

Built as a summer retreat for a wealthy merchant family from Liverpool in Victorian times. Click here for opening times. 

 

Great Laxey Wheel :

Largest working waterwheel in the world, with a wonderful climb to the top. Click here for opening times   

 

  

 

 

 

 

For festivals, events and open days click here . We are looking forward to Picnic in the Abbey and a Traditional sports day

Enjoy a cream tea 

What a chance to enjoy what we have on our doorstep. Take the bus or the train, have a cream tea at the many beautiful cafes within these sites, and makes the most of the summer holidays here on the Isle of Man. 

 

 

Heritage and Transport Card     

Get yourself a 5 day Heritage and Transport Card, and enjoy.  

Heritage and Transport card here, and children's pass here   

 

Seaside Cottages

Explore and rejuvenate from here

Palm Villa Port ErinIf you would like a change of scenery and stay in one of our holiday cottages in Port Erin, please contact us . Palm Villa and Seaview are at Port Erin beach, with three bedrooms, sleep six, and are dog friendly.  

To see Seaview click HERE

To see Palm Villa, click HERE  

  

 

 

 

5 Day Itinerary 

For a five day heritage itinerary, click here 

 

 

Enjoy activities? 

120 activities in the Isle of ManTo see what the Isle of Man has to offer, whether for a family, a group or by yourself, download this fantastic guide we have put together just for you 

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120 Ideas of things to do in Port Erin & The Isle of Man 

For any questions you have about accommodation or the Isle of Man, or whether you would like some help planning your stay, get in touch at seasidecottagesiom@gmail.com

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Comments

Comment by vicky roberts

Reading a good book in the sun on Port Erin beach, bliss

vicky roberts
Comment by Jo Overty

Take a walk - or have a sit - in the beautiful gardens at Garey-ny-Cloie (Gardens of Play), St John’s, where we are based, and see how many of the 42 species of trees you can spot and enjoy. When the nearby Arboretum is really busy, it is often blissfully quiet here.

Comment by Jo Overty

Take a walk - or have a sit - in the beautiful gardens at Garey-ny-Cloie (Gardens of Play), St John’s, where we are based, and see how many of the 42 species of trees you can spot and enjoy. When the nearby Arboretum is really busy, it is often blissfully quiet here.

Comment by vicky roberts

Reading a good book in the sun on Port Erin beach, bliss

vicky roberts
Comment by Seasidecottages

Love these ideas thank-you. Another blog on its way for summer holiday fun, and i would love to include these, thankyou. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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