Natural Wonders in the Isle of Man
Your holiday to the Isle of Man will be packed with plenty of day-trips to museums, famous heritage attractions and great family activities. But sometimes during your trip, after a long boat journey or flight, you just want to get back to nature with a visit to one of the many natural wonders the Island has to offer.
At the very north of the Island you will find Ayres Visitor Centre, stretching for 5 miles from the Point of Ayre to Cronk-y-Bring. This centre and visitor trail is an important location of scientific and ecological interest. You and your family will find out about the rare plants, animal habitats and birds during your visit. It is likely in the summer you will also see gannets and terns offshore, and possibly even basking sharks and seals.
At the other end of the island, situated next to the living museum of Cregneash, and at the southern tip of the Island you will find the Sound and Calf of Man. A cafe built into the headlands offers an incredible panoramic view of the coastline and out over the Calf.
The visitor centre next to the cafe offers detailed history of the area and you can learn about the ships that sank in the area and the wrecks that now rest on the sea floor which are a favourite spot of local divers.
Aside from "formal" natural wonders there is always the opportunity to see the "informal" natural wonders of the Island during your visit. Walks around the coastline give incredible views out to sea, and a visit to the top of Snaefell will give you a chance to see the 6 kingdoms, if Mannanan's cloak has not descended on the Island.