Photo Essay – Isle of Man 2013

Here’s a photo essay on our September trip to the Isle of Man. From delicious seafood and spectacular coastlines to mysterious castles and magical glens, there are many reasons why the ‘Jewel of the Irish Sea’ is one of my favourite places to visit. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Castletown, Isle of Man

An atmospheric shot of Castletown Harbour as darkness approaches.

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Castle Rushen and a nostalgic streetlamp.

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Castletown Harbour and Castle Rushen.

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A deserted Castletown Beach.

Niarbyl, isle of man

Beautiful Niarbyl.


A thatched cottage at Niarbyl.


Delicious Niarbyl crab.


Stormy scenery at Niarbyl.

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Countryside, Kirk Maughold Church and ancient Celtic crosses in Maughold Village.

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Douglas Promenade and the Tower of Refuge in Douglas Bay. This castle-like structure was built on a partially submerged reef in the 19th century as a place offering protection to those shipwrecked on the often tumultuous approach to land.


Trying out Manx Queenies (scallops) for the first time at The Bridge Restaurant in Douglas.


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Langness lighthouse, isle of man

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Ruins, seals, Jeremy Clarkson’s lighthouse and a stunning coastal setting at Langness.

Craig Neash, Isle of Man


???????????????????????????????Manx Loaghtan sheep, traditional thatched cottages and an eye-catching red phone box at Cregneash.

Peel, Isle of Man


???????????????????????????????Peel Harbour, a spooky wooden sculpture called ‘Fennella’ and Peel Castle.

St John's. Isle of Man



???????????????????????????????Tynwald Hill, where the government has met for an annual ceremony since the days of the Vikings, The Chapel of St John and a tree-lined road in St John’s.

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port st mary, isle of manFishing boats and gear at Port St Mary.

the sound, isle of manThe Sound looking out to the Calf of Man.

Spooyt Vane Waterfall, Glen Mooar, Isle of Man

???????????????????????????????The Spooyt Vane Waterfall at Glen Mooar.

The Fair Bridge, isle of manThe Fairy Bridge where it’s a tradition to say ‘hello fairies’ when crossing.








  1. December 22, 2013 / 19:16

    Everything is so beautiful. I would love to visit Isle of Man someday! That’s where Andy’s from, right?
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    • December 22, 2013 / 21:27

      Hi Fernando, yes Andy’s a Manx man and his folks still live over there :-)

  2. December 22, 2013 / 23:29

    Great pictures! Wishing you and Andy a very happy Christmas and all the best in 2014!!

  3. December 27, 2013 / 12:18

    Lovely photos! I know practically nothing about the Isle of Man but it looks beautiful. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year.
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  4. September 3, 2014 / 08:28

    Hello there!
    Love your blog, this is great, and articles about Isle of Man are awesome! I travelled there a month ago, I loved it too, I posted some articles about it as well on my blog if you wanna have a look

    Thanks! :)