The Isle of Man (sometimes known as simply Mann or Max) is a British Crown Dependency lying between Great Britain and Ireland in the Irish Sea. The island's national dish is "Spuds 'n' Herrin'"; boiled potatoes and Herring, though the island also stakes a claim as the inventor of British takeaway favourite, cheesy chips and gravy. Being surrounded by the sea, however, locally caught seafood makes up a large proportion of the Isle of Man's diet,thus visitors will find many excellent seafood restaurants.The Isle of Man is easy to visit, with regular flights departing daily from London Gatwick. Regular services also depart from Manchester and Birmingham, with journeys leaving from the continent making connecting stops here. If you're looking for a cheap flight to the island it's quick and simple to find one using an online comparison service. Simply enter the dates you wish to travel and compare the results to find the best deal on a cheap flight at the times you want.
Getting around the Isle of Man is easy, with a multitude of public transport options. An extensive bus Network, operated by Bus Vannin, covers the whole of the island, serving all major towns. Short journeys can also be taken on tram services, and a Heritage Explorer ticket grants the bearer unlimited travel on the rail network. Driving on the island is easy, with its famously flat, quiet roads, and there are also many opportunities around the airport and the towns for travellers with a driver's license to hire a car.Many of the island's transport links are tourist attractions in themselves, with tourists flocking to relive childhood memories on the Douglas Steam Train. Kids will also love the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. The Isle of Man has a rich and varied history having been occupied by both the Vikings and the Celts, and it has fascinating museums showcasing just a few of the finds from this era, most notably the Manx Museum and the House of Manannan.