Isle Of Man - Chesterhouse Hotel
Lying just 60 miles of our Lancashire Coast the Isle of Man offers a wonderful collection of well preserved heritage sights, flat sandy beaches, classic railways and even it's own parliament, all set in charming countryside. The Island is a unique destination with over 10,000 years of history with links to The ancient Celts, Vikings and Christians who have all left the island with a legacy of their lifetime - Celtic crosses, medieval fortresses and Viking burial grounds are all to be found when exploring the Island.
· 4 Nights, Dinner Bed & Breakfast, Chesterhouse Hotel
· Return Ferry Crossings from Heysham to Douglas
· One Way journey on the Isle of Man Steam Railway from Douglas to Port Erin
· Visit to the Cregneash National Folk Museum
· Visit to the iconic Laxey Wheel & Mines Trail
· Free time in Douglas, Port Erin & Peel
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We head to Heysham to catch the early afternoon Steam Packet across to Douglas. On arrival into Douglas we make the short journey to our hotel
This morning we join the Island Steam Railway for a journey to Port Erin at the South of the Island. The promenade overlooks one of the most scenic bays on the island surrounded by the rugged coastline, there is an excellent range of small individual shops and the town is also home to the Erin Arts Centre. After some free time in Port Erin we head to the Cregneash National Park Museum
We enjoy free time in Douglas this morning followed by an afternoon excursion to meet 'lady Isobella'- the iconinc Great Laxey Waterwheel situated in the sleepy villaage of Laxey set around a small picturesque cove. Enjoy the views and sounds of the wheel as she turns , you can even climb to the top and enjoy the views, see the mines and enjoy the mines trail.
We head to the West of the island today to Peel - the ancient capital of the Isle of Man retaining a traditional atmosphere and sitting prettily around its old harbour with Peel Castle on the hill above.The castle ruins, by the harbour,sits in an impressive location with veiws out to sea and fresh fish (especially kippers and crabs) are landed by the fishing boats daily.
We catch the morning Steam Packet back to Heysham and then continue back to the North West arriving home mid afternoon.
Chesterhouse Hotel * * *
The Chesterhouse is located on the seafront in Douglas and is close to the town centre. 'Shiraz' the hotel's restuarant offers a relaxing atmosphere and picturesque panoramic views overlooking Douglas Bay. Bedrooms are bright and modern and offer TV, tea and coffee making facilties and hairdryer. Please note that due to the origianl features of the building there are steps to the entrance of the hotelBack to top