In a previous post, we shared an adventure we had from England to Scotland and experiencing many unforgettable sites in the UK along the way. One of the highlights was when we watched the sunset in Blackpool facing the Irish Sea.
This sea in the middle of the country holds a gem at its heart. Off the coast almost equidistant from the four main kingdoms lies the Isle of Man, a historically rich territory albeit a small land measuring a mere 570 square kilometres. The island is famous in this modern age for its motor racing events, but on the flipside, it's also a haven for ancient wonders.
What to see
The Isle of Man transports tourists back to the age of knights and lords. Visit Isle of Man identifies Castle Rushen as one of Europe’s best preserved medieval castles, giving visitors a glimpse of how royal families lived centuries ago.
The land is also known for its Celtic and Viking heritage as stated by BBC, with numerous Neolithic tombs and burial grounds visible along trails. Celtic and Norse crosses, some of which date back to the 6th century, can be seen as well in churchyards around the island.
A great way to explore the island is by using its own railway systems, which has been voted one of the best things to do by Trip Advisor users. Hopping on a locomotive allows tourists to enjoy the island’s scenic views in a completely different way.