The Isle of Man may be a tiny island but it is home to a variety of attractions for people of any age and range of interest. Take a ride on working Victorian railways or enjoy the spectacle of world-class racing. Visit an ancient fortress or the world s largest water wheel. Stroll through fields of rare orchids or dive among ancient sea wrecks. The island is rich with history and has a history rich with legends and myth. A long-distance footpath called Raad ny Foillan (Way of the Gull) covers an unbelievable 95 miles and makes for a five day adventure you won t soon forget. Plan your trip ahead and you can make reservations for your nights stays and dining along the way. Voted one of Britain s top walking destinations you haven t walked until you ve walked here. On the interior 221 square miles of the island you will find beautiful hills, lush countryside, rocky cliffs and hidden coves you ll swear have never been seen by anyone but you. From Snaefell, the islands highest point, you can see Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. Marine life is abundant and it isn t unusual to see whales and dolphin in the waters nearby. Basking sharks are often found feeding and mating in the summer months and grey seals are also frequent visitors. Boat or kayaking tours are a great way to get a closer look at these majestic creatures. For those who prefer to be active on the water rather than just observing it there is sailing, surfing, windsurfing, diving and coasteering. 17 Glens on the island are maintained by the island s forestry division and combine waterfalls, deep pools and lush vegetation, all in secluded peace. The island is filled with remnants of ancient settlements and burial sites; the stone cross grave markers a cultural and historic reminder of days gone by. The island s most famous monument is the ruins of Peel Castle said to be haunted by a ghostly dog called Moddey Dhoo, stationed at the entrance to the castle. Golf has been a popular sport here since the 1800s and nine golf courses are testament to its continuing hold on the island. For your dining pleasure seafood such as smoked herring, smoked salmon, crab, lobster and scallops are plentiful. This is a must-visit destination you ll want to come back to again and again. Festivals and cultural events throughout the year ensure there is always something special to do and look forward to.