Popular with visitors since the Victorian era, Port Erin sits within a beautiful secluded bay with a magnificent sweep of golden sand – enjoyed by water sports enthusiasts and families alike.

 

Port Erin is village with a fascinating history, many local activities and events.  Local attractions include Boat trips around the stunning Manx coast, an internationally recognised Arts centre dedicated to performing and producing visual and vocal art, and Railway museum with an exhibition charting the history of the Island’s Steam railway together with a display of steam engines and carriages.

 

Staff in Reception are always at hand to help you with information about our local area and we have a range of brochures and leaflets available.

Very impressed

Port Erin is a stunning town, over looking a sandy bay, with views over to Northern Ireland on a clear day. The town also has boat tours, a supermarket, bank, a railway station and bus terminus.

David D

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

5.0
2012-05-27T17:28:29+00:00

David D

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

Port Erin is a stunning town, over looking a sandy bay, with views over to Northern Ireland on a clear day. The town also has boat tours, a supermarket, bank, a railway station and bus terminus.

Great location…

Loads to do in the area with the port itself, the Manx Steam Railway just over the road (buy a £15 day ticket for value to cover all the Manx railways and buses) and the peaceful Cregneash village of Manx life on the way to the stunning Calf of Man.

Go - you owe it to yourself.

5FinstallPogs

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

5.0
2010-08-20T17:30:38+00:00

5FinstallPogs

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

Loads to do in the area with the port itself, the Manx Steam Railway just over the road (buy a £15 day ticket for value to cover all the Manx railways and buses) and the peaceful Cregneash village of Manx life on the way to the stunning Calf of Man. Go - you owe it to yourself.

Relaxing…

The staff were all courteous, helpful, attentive and provided good information about what and how to do touristy things.

Chris

United Kingdom

from Booking.com

4.0
2016-09-17T17:32:08+00:00

Chris

United Kingdom

from Booking.com

The staff were all courteous, helpful, attentive and provided good information about what and how to do touristy things.
4.7
3

The Isle of Man is a unique and quaint place with an abundance of character not to mention a few ancient myths, legends and superstitions.

 

There’s not many places in the world that can claim to have such interesting facts;

  • The Isle of Man has its own currency
  • Tynwald is the oldest continuous government in the world
  • There is no national speed limit
  • We have our own language
  • The famous TT races (motorcycle road race) turn our normal roads turn into an adrenalin pumping race track!
  • The IOM is a crown dependency and not part of the UK or Europe
  • Wave or say Laa Mie to the Fairies at the little white bridge in Santon to bring you luck
  • We’re famous for Manx Kippers (smoked herring) and Queenies (Queen scallops)
  • The Manx cat lacks a tail and originates from the Isle of Man
  • The national symbol is three legs “Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand.”

Manannan is the mythical god of the sea, lord and protector of the Isle of Man.

Manannan appears in many other Pagan and Celtic myths and legends but for us he is the guy who put the “Man” in the Isle of Man, and why you sometimes see the spelling of Mann as well.

Manannan’s Cloak

Manannan’s cloak is a mythical shroud of mist that Manannan would throw over the island to shroud us from our enemies in times of trouble. The cloak would roll in from the sea over the land, covering all from prying eyes, keeping us safe from unwanted visitors. The cloak takes the form of a tinged grey and purple fog slowly enveloping the land, until Manannan is safe to lift the shroud when the unwanted visitors have passed by.

When Manannan was angry would make a thunderous sound when the cloak flapped.

Some mornings as you head out the mist shrouds the cliffs in the bright sun giving a magical feel to the day.

Port Erin Tourist Information
Port Erin Visitor Information Point is situated in Port Erin Commissioners Office on Bridson Street, Visitors to the Information Point will find a wealth of information about the Isle of Man including leaflets and maps with a member of staff being on hand to answer any questions which you may have. Or visit the excellent VisitPortErin website or Facebook page.
Isle of Man Guide 2019-2020
The 2019 / 2020 One Stop Guide to the Isle of Man, providing an all round view of what the Island has to offer, along with town maps, itineraries and some of the best things to see and do during a visit.
Isle of Man Map & Street Plan
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