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Heritage

Heritage

During your holiday to the Isle of Man you will be able to explore castles, museums and a wide variety of captivating historic places of interest. You can explore the island by rail, road, boat, cycle or foot whether as part of a guided group or under your own stream.

There is a multitude of historic sites to visit and guide you through the Island's rich Celtic, Viking and maritime past. Castletown (Balla Cashtal) is the ancient capital of the Isle of Man and home to Castle Rushen, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the world and once home to the kings and lords of Mann.  A visit to the island's carefully restored early Christian site of Rushen Abbey offers a revealing insight into the austere life of the monks and how the Abbey became a school.

Cregneash Village is a fascinating illustration of a Manx upland farming and crofting community in the 19th and early 20th century. Step back in time to see the traditional farming methods used and demonstrations of wool and cloth dying, spinning, weaving, woodturning and blacksmithing.

One of the Isle of Mans most famous heritage landmarks is the The Laxey Wheel, the largest working waterwheel in the world. This absolutely stunning feat of Victorian engineering was built to pump water out of the thriving lead mines. The view from the top is one that will be remembered for years to come.

For a real 'hands on' experience to be enjoyed by everyone, the Manx Museum is simply bursting with history and stories of the island and many fascinating exhibits.