The Isle of Man bus and rail system, provided by Isle of Man Transport, is a simple and effective way to visit many of the Island's historical attractions, as well as providing a surprising number of their own events.
With several distinct seasonal transport methods available, most notably the summertime steam railway service connecting Port Erin in the South of the Island to Douglas in the East, it is worth checking in advance which services will be available during your trip and planning your holiday to make the most of them.
Buses are available from the Sound in the Southern tip of the Island where you can start your day off in the cafe looking out over the Calf of Man before heading to Port Erin. There you can get the steam train through the Island to Douglas with stops at a variety of places along the way.
From Douglas a trip on the electric tram takes you to Laxey where you can visit the famous Laxey wheel. Finally another electric tram takes you up Snaefell, the highest mountain and only summit above 2000 feet on the Isle of Man. From there you can enjoy the summit, relax in the cafe and on a clear day see the seven kingdoms.
Further north, to the Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ramsey and the Point of Ayre, there are regular bus services available all year round.
Further information can be found on the Isle of Man Bus and Rail website.