Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast
One of the most elegant buildings on the Isle of Man, the Rutland offers comfort, style and quality and enjoys beautiful panoramic views across Douglas Bay. Facilities include: Bay Room Bar & Lounge and Restaurant 21. There is a lift, however there are 9 steps to access the hotel, and steps along some of the corridors to access the bedrooms
We travel north to Heysham and board the afternoon ferry to Douglas, crossing time approximately 3½ hours, arriving in time for dinner.
A morning visit to Laxey Village, home of the world’s largest water wheel (admission not included). The viewing platform over the Wheel is very popular with the more daring, and others may enjoy the tranquillity of the glen, where the remains of one of the British Isles greatest lead mines can be seen. An afternoon at leisure to explore Douglas.
We experience the “Age of Steam” on the delightful Isle of Man Steam Railway along the south coast from Douglas to Port Erin, where you will find The Railway Museum, quite literally, at the end of the line. We allow time to visit the museum, before we head to The Sound, with its colonies of seals and seabirds. This afternoon we visit Castletown, before returning to the hotel.
Today we follow in the tyre tracks of the fast and famous along the island’s TT course, with a stop at Tynwald Hill the ceremonial site for the island’s 1000 year old parliament. From here we head to Peel where the magnificent ruins of Peel Castle dominate the landscape. This afternoon enjoy the pretty gardens and woodland walks at the Milntown Estate, followed by homemade tea and scones.
We depart after an early breakfast to board the return ferry to Heysham, and continue our homeward journey.