Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, Crag Lea is an ideal base for your holiday outings in the Isle of Man.
You'll also find all the peace and quiet you need to escape from the usual pressures of life.
Picture gallery: things to see in the Isle of Man
There is a variety of things to do on the island, catering for the more sedate through to the adventurous. Below we’ve listed a selection to help you plan your trip better. (please click on the links for more info)
Adventurous Experiences – Includes Sea Kayaking and Coasteering, as well as other pursuits. This company will make sure you see the island in a different light and leave with exciting memories to remember.
Hotrocks – Keith has a fantastic Indoor Climbing Wall, but organises local outdoor climbs too.
TT and Manx Grand Prix – For these weeks of the year, the Island fills up with bike enthusiasts from all over the world who enjoy watching the most exhilarating road racing seen anywhere. A must for anyone interested in racing, but do book early, these are the busiest times of year.
Jurby Autodrome – Carrying on the petrol theme, Jurby Autodrome has two Karting Tracks (full size one professional track, one for the smaller racers) and regularly holds race meets for a variety of clubs, including Drift Cars, Drag Racing and standard Track Days for you to make use of their Circuit built on an old airfield. If you have a performance car this is a must, just double check your trip fits in with one of these weekends.
Bike Tours – If you’d like to see the Island, but either haven’t got your car or forgot your satnav, then you can make use of the very popular ‘Trike’ tours which operate.
IOM Subaqua Club and Discover Diving – Anyone wanting to see a completely different side to Island life and is very much into wildlife will certainly enjoy diving around the Island. The Isle of Man boasts more wrecks than anywhere else in the UK and has a wealth of sealife, from Dolphins to Seals. All of which are seen regularly between the months of March to October. The Island is the only place in the UK which has a Marine Reserve to help keep this intact and avoid overfishing.
Manx Sea Quest – If diving and getting wet isn’t you thing, then a Tour of the Manx Coast might be just the ticket. These trips regularly see Basking Sharks (the second largest fish in the world), Seals and Dolphins.
Manx Museum – The Manx Museum is bursting with artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man. The Island’s 10,000 year history is presented through film, galleries and interactive displays. The perfect starting point on your journey of discovery around our Island and its Viking and Celtic past.
House of Manannan – At the House of Manannan (the Island’s mythological sea god) they welcome you to his fascinating Kingdom and guide you through the Island’s rich Celtic, Viking, and Maritime past.
Peel Castle – The magnificent Peel Castle occupies the important site of St Patrick’s Isle at Peel. The Castle’s Curtain Wall encircles the ruins of many buildings which are a testimony to the site’s religious and secular importance in Manx history. These include St. Patrick’s Church and the Round Tower from the 11th century, the 13th century Cathedral of St. German, and the later apartments of the Lords of Mann.
Laxey Wheel – The Great Laxey Wheel is the largest surviving working wheel of its kind in the world. Designed by the Victorian engineer, Robert Casement, the wheel was built in 1854 to pump water from Glen Mooar part of the ‘Great Laxey Mines’ industrial complex.
Gaiety Theatre – For the more cultural visitors we have the Gaiety Theatre and Villa Marina which hold regular shows and events from concerts and shows through to the latest movies.
Glen and Coastal Walks – The Island has a very good selection of walks, both on the coast and inland. The islands dramatic landscape really is a sight to behold.
Groudle Glen Railway – Historic Local Railway, lovingly restored and operated entirly by volunteers, based in the picturesque Groudle Glen nearby.
Laxey Mines Railway – Historical Mine Railway in Laxey that was used in the Laxey Mines.
Erin Bike Hut – Erin Bike Hut is a bike shop in Port Erin, on the south coast. They hire bikes out at a reasonable rate so you can take in the many bike routes around the island. On and off road!
If you've got any questions about what to see and do on the Isle of Man, just ask!