Whether you’re a fan of two wheels or four, the Island’s open roads beckon with a wealth of great attractions to inspire your holiday.

 

The Isle of Man’s thrilling roads and diverse scenery has been the stage for a number of sporting events that have wowed competitors and spectators for over a hundred years.

Choose a route and be wowed by majestic scenery and discover legendary landmarks and treasures.

There are also many attractions and activities for the motorsport and transport enthusiast in the collections and museums across the Island.

Providers on Island are also able to hire out motorbikes or offer guided tours to some of the best riding spots the Isle of Man has to offer.

Relaxing, comfortable with stunning views

We stayed at Falcons Nest for the TT and it was an ideal base, it's a short trip south from all the action of the races which was great as we could relax in the quiet area after a busy day, the bar was busy of an evening which added to the great atmosphere and the views are stunning. Secure parking available was a bonus as we were on a motorcycle and the breakfast was varied and delicious every day. Excellent stay and we'll be booking again for next year.

Eleri

United Kingdom

from Booking.com

5.0
2016-06-07T13:17:57+00:00

Eleri

United Kingdom

from Booking.com

We stayed at Falcons Nest for the TT and it was an ideal base, it's a short trip south from all the action of the races which was great as we could relax in the quiet area after a busy day, the bar was busy of an evening which added to the great atmosphere and the views are stunning. Secure parking available was a bonus as we were on a motorcycle and the breakfast was varied and delicious every day. Excellent stay and we'll be booking again for next year.

Enjoyable stay

Stayed here for two nights staff couldn't have been more helpful. Quiet place, near to beach and great for walking. Ate in the restaurant and the food and service was very good. parking for our motorbike was not a problem.

Sandra P

Bristol, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

4.0
2015-05-26T13:19:02+00:00

Sandra P

Bristol, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

Stayed here for two nights staff couldn't have been more helpful. Quiet place, near to beach and great for walking. Ate in the restaurant and the food and service was very good. parking for our motorbike was not a problem.

Ideal Location and Value for Money

Travelling over to the island for the Southern 100 the Falcons Nest is an ideal base for the racing at Castletown. We have been coming to the hotel for a few years now and we are never disappointed with the place as it is what it says a hotel with comfortable beds, great breakfasts and a superb restaurant catering for all tastes. The staff are friendly and go beyond the call of duty at times. The bar is comfortable and serves a variety of beers along with the usual drinks.

There is a free car park/motorcycle park and they also provide residents with a disc for on the roadside free parking for an hour and a half.

We are that happy with the hotel we have already booked for 2018 - that says it all really

Carole K

Leicestershire, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

5.0
2017-07-17T13:19:55+00:00

Carole K

Leicestershire, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

Travelling over to the island for the Southern 100 the Falcons Nest is an ideal base for the racing at Castletown. We have been coming to the hotel for a few years now and we are never disappointed with the place as it is what it says a hotel with comfortable beds, great breakfasts and a superb restaurant catering for all tastes. The staff are friendly and go beyond the call of duty at times. The bar is comfortable and serves a variety of beers along with the usual drinks. There is a free car park/motorcycle park and they also provide residents with a disc for on the roadside free parking for an hour and a half. We are that happy with the hotel we have already booked for 2018 - that says it all really

Our tt visit

We stayed for this year's tt and the falcons nest is all geared up for this with early breakfasts meals for tt week besides being a lovely friendly hotel very clean excellent self service breakfast with a good choice of continental or full English plus manx kippers if you like Port Erin has a beautiful beach where you can get a train or bus into Douglas it has a veranda where you can watch the sun goes down with a meal or just a drink.

susan bentley b

Bradford, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

5.0
2016-06-22T13:20:58+00:00

susan bentley b

Bradford, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

We stayed for this year's tt and the falcons nest is all geared up for this with early breakfasts meals for tt week besides being a lovely friendly hotel very clean excellent self service breakfast with a good choice of continental or full English plus manx kippers if you like Port Erin has a beautiful beach where you can get a train or bus into Douglas it has a veranda where you can watch the sun goes down with a meal or just a drink.

Outstanding – yet again

We are regular guests at the Falcon's Nest Hotel, travelling to the TT races every year. Since 2009 we have stayed here but when we decided to visit the island outside of the TT fortnight we wanted to see more of the island and so we didn't book. After a stay in Ramsey on the Friday night we had a good drive around the island but after 2 disappointing attempts to clock into other hotels we finally pulled up in Port Erin around 6pm. The hotel was very busy and many rooms were occupied due to a large function. A twin room was found for us and the staff explained that the following day we would be moved to a more superior room, it was just so full due to the function. The twin room was lovely. The following morning we had a wonderful breakfast and a great welcome from the staff who recognised us. We spent 3 nights there and the house curry on our last night was excellent. We will be returning at the end of March and look forward to the hospitality and genuine pleasantness of the staff.

Denise N

Liverton, North Yorkshire

from TripAdvisor

5.0
2015-09-28T13:21:55+00:00

Denise N

Liverton, North Yorkshire

from TripAdvisor

We are regular guests at the Falcon's Nest Hotel, travelling to the TT races every year. Since 2009 we have stayed here but when we decided to visit the island outside of the TT fortnight we wanted to see more of the island and so we didn't book. After a stay in Ramsey on the Friday night we had a good drive around the island but after 2 disappointing attempts to clock into other hotels we finally pulled up in Port Erin around 6pm. The hotel was very busy and many rooms were occupied due to a large function. A twin room was found for us and the staff explained that the following day we would be moved to a more superior room, it was just so full due to the function. The twin room was lovely. The following morning we had a wonderful breakfast and a great welcome from the staff who recognised us. We spent 3 nights there and the house curry on our last night was excellent. We will be returning at the end of March and look forward to the hospitality and genuine pleasantness of the staff.

Exceptional

Friendly and professional staff. Victorian hotel with amazing view of the bay from the bar and restaurant. The breakfast room looks like it was once a ballroom and feels very grand. Our room was a good size and according to the floor plan one of the smaller ones, so the other rooms must be massive! Bath and hot, powerful shower.

We were travelling on motorbikes and used the hotel car park, our room overlooked the car-park so it was good to be able to keep an eye on them (not that you need to in Port Erin). Can't wait to go back.

Sarah

United Kingdom

from Booking.com

5.0
2016-08-08T13:23:44+00:00

Sarah

United Kingdom

from Booking.com

Friendly and professional staff. Victorian hotel with amazing view of the bay from the bar and restaurant. The breakfast room looks like it was once a ballroom and feels very grand. Our room was a good size and according to the floor plan one of the smaller ones, so the other rooms must be massive! Bath and hot, powerful shower. We were travelling on motorbikes and used the hotel car park, our room overlooked the car-park so it was good to be able to keep an eye on them (not that you need to in Port Erin). Can't wait to go back.
4.8
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A little bit of TT history

The inaugural Isle of Man TT races were held on Tuesday 28 May 1907 and were called the International Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy.

 

The winner of the single-cylinder class, and overall winner of the first event in 1907, was Charlie Collier riding a Matchless motorcycle in a time of 4 hours, 8 minutes and 8 seconds at an average race speed of 38.21 mph.

Harry Rembrant ‘Rem’ Fowler was a British motorcycle racer who won the twin-cylinder class race. Here’s what he said:

“My most exciting moment was when I had to make up my mind whether to stop and maybe lose the race or plunge blind through a wall of fire…

I shall never forget the hot blast of those flames.

Yes, I think the 1907 TT was the most hectic I have had in all my riding years.”

TT 1907 Article, BBC
Powerwheels
Expert and friendly guided driving tours for cycling, food and drink, TT circuit and more! Explore the hidden delights and beauty of the Isle of Man in real comfort with Powerwheels. Whether it’s coastal beauty spots or a lap of the world famous TT course, you’ll get to see all the historical and scenic must do sites with an experienced and friendly guide. 7 and 16 seater luxury buses are available for excursions, tailor-made tours, airport transfers, evening functions and socials.
West Coast Wander - Driving Route
West to South 1h - 2h 17km Providing spectacular scenery, this route will take you from the picturesque town of Peel and wind through the delights of Glen Maye, Niarbyl and Rushen finishing at the Sound.
Ancient Capital Runaround - Driving Route
South via Castletown 45m - 3h 20km Not only can you discover the delights of the Ancient Capital Castletown on this route, there are also museums, beautiful scenery and a racing course to be explored.
King of the TT Course - Driving Route
TT Mountain circuit 2h - 4h 37km Cruise round the course that is the toughest test for those wanting to be crowned King of the Mountain. 37 milestones and 37.5 miles, your thrilling journey begins at The Grandstand.
The Norseman - Driving Route
The North and Ramsey 1h - 3h 35km Trackside on the historic east following the electric railway line is an exciting and varied journey including a ride over the mountain, ancient site visits and winding cliff tops.
Slieau Sloop - Driving Route
Sulby Glen 1h - 3h 19km A short ascent before a steep descending drive to Sulby glen valley towards the flatter and wilder northern tip of the Island.
The Leece Museum
The Leece Museum is devoted to objects, photographs and documents specifically relating to Peel in the Isle of Man. The Leece Museum's archive of unique documents and photographs is of particular interest to those who are researching family history, as well as to visitors with a general interest in the life of a busy Manx fishing port in days gone by. The Leece Museum was established in 1984 by Eddie Leece, a retired headmaster of Peel Clothworkers School, and former Town Commissioner, and Frank Quayle who served as the museum's curator for its first 15 years. In 2015 they created a permanent exhibition of TT & MGP winning racing machines, vintage, and off-road bikes. All housed in the Black Hole Prison cell where wrong doers were incarcerated in days.
Murrays Motorcycle Museum
Established 1964. A small but packed museum of treasured machines and memorabilia and must visit pit stop for TT and classic motorcycle enthusiasts. Greeted by the owner Peter Murray the museum represents years of motor collecting covering machines from the late 1800's through to modern times.
Jurby Transport Museum
Based in north of the Island, the museum is set in a former RAF Aircraft Hanger built in the winter of 1939-40. Housed in the hanger are many vintage Manx buses, cars and wagons as well as rail vehicles which may be of particular interest if you enjoy using the Heritage Railways during your holiday on the Isle of Man. Children can clamber in and onto many the vehicles and will enjoy the miniature displays of toy and model cars and trains including a Hornby Dublo Train.
Isle of Man Motor Museum
Situated on the former RAF Jurby in the sunny north of the Isle of Man, the privately funded Isle of Man Motor Museum was purpose designed and houses over 500 vehicles. Opened in May 2015, it has become a petrolhead’s paradise with something for everyone to enjoy. Starting with the 1904 Gordon Bennett Trials, the Isle of Man occupies a unique place in both motoring and motorsports heritage. Every year, TT riders take on the fearsome 37.73 mile Mountain Course now averaging well over 130mph. Throughout the year, the Island’s fabulous driving roads and stunning scenery provide all enthusiast drivers and riders with an ideal destination to exercise their machines. The brand new Isle of Man TT Museum at the Isle of Man Motor Museum has opened in time for the start of the 2018 TT Races. This exciting new addition has seen the number of motorcycles on display increase from 200 to almost 400 helped by a wall of bikes!
Isle of Man Motorcycle Adventures
Motorcycle hire company offering a unique tailor made and bespoke motorcycle hire holiday packages. With a wide selection of late, low mileage modern motorcycles, we can provide the perfect bike for all riding styles, individual height and weight requirements and budgets. We can be there to personally greet you on your arrival and take you to your choice of accommodation, be it a waterfront hotel, B&B or a traditional Manx cottage. Your choice of motorcycle will be ready and waiting for you, as will a welcome pack including everything you will need to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Isle of Man Trike Tours
Isle of Man Trike Tours are offering you a unique way to enjoy our roads. Despite many of the roads having no speed limit, a factor that attracts many enthusiasts, the team want you to enjoy our beautiful Island and tours safely. The emphasis of the tours is on enjoyment rather than high speed, though believe us when they say 30mph feels more like 50mph on the Trike when the wind is blowing through your hair! The Island has hundreds of miles of quieter roads that will take you through places of historical interest and breathtaking scenery. The drivers are very knowledgeable about the Island, its history, people and places, so feel free to ask anything! The team love to show people what our Island has to offer and therefore IOM Trike Tours provide a range of set tours for your enjoyment. Alternatively they are also happy to discuss tours tailored to your requirements.
Isle of Man Green Lane Routes for Trail Riders
Motorsport is woven in the Island’s DNA but not limited to the famed TT Races. Winding across our hills, forests and heath land are 45 legal tracks (or green lanes) amounting to nearly 100 miles of scenic trails and challenges for off-road riders. Cover all tracks in a weekend break and to make the most of your visit book a guide and a comfortable stay in Biker Friendly accommodation.