Isle of Man Reviews
Newest Review: ... take 15-20 minutes and will set you back around £20. If you prefer the ferry option, then the Isle of Man Steam Packet company offer great value services from Liverpool or Heysham in Lancashire (during the winter months the latter service operates from Birkenhead). The Liverpool route is covered by the fast catamaran Manannan, which links you to Douglas in 2 hours 45 minutes. Prices start at £30 return for foot passengers if you book early (size restrictions on large vehicles so check their website). The ferry departs from Albert dock which is a 15 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station and only 5 minutes from James Street statio... more
Customer Isle of Man Reviews (16)
by - written on 19/04/12 (Very useful, 400 readings)
'I don't want to go to Idaho, I don't want to go to Tennessee. Let me spend a while on Mona's Isle -That's the life for me' So ran the lyrics of a jolly seaside song played at the Manx Museum over archive footage of Victorian tourists enjoying the Douglas promenade. While the jaunty piano and George Formby-esque vocals echo a bygone era, the song is actually a pastiche created to provide a musical backdrop, and was probably recorded in a garage in 1994. That said, the song does reflect a time when the Isle of Man was a popular beach destination: a more secluded version of Rhyl or Blackpool that British families flocked to. Of course for many of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/07/11 (Useful, 240 readings)
Having lived on the Island all of my life (20 years) and having lived in England for University for two years, I can really see both the ups and downs of the Island. Pros: (1) Very low crime rate - I always feel safe on the Island, in England I constantly was watching my back! (2) Small community means that everyone helps each other out. (3) Beautiful unspoiled countryside. (4) The tourist attractions can fill in a day or two (the Laxey water wheel, Wildlife park, Albert Tower, Horse and electric trams etc) (5) Beaches everywhere! (6) WE HAVE CATS WITH NO TAILS! (7) The TT races. (8) Cobbled streets and old buildings ... Read the complete review
by Tom Taylor - written on 30/10/10
My opinion of the isle having worked there on a M & S referb for 2 weeks, was if I knew where the power switch was on the mainland I would have turned it off! ferry's over priced ( that's what you get with no competition and a closed market), manx people (born there) up their own backsides wouldn't "p" on them if they were on fire. but hey that's the view of someone not on holiday and seeing it for what it is.
by - written on 25/02/10 (Very useful, 1071 readings)
This review is of the Isle of Man, a large island situated between Ireland and the UK in the Irish Sea. The journey for me began by ferry, using The Steam Packet Company's boat, "Ben-my-Chree" which takes just over three hours to cross. You can also however fly by plane, and Easyjet have launched a new service from Liverpool. This is likely to prove cheaper than using the ferry, but you can't of course take your own car. The ferry journey over is quite easy, I set off from the port of Heysham, and check in was smooth and we boarded promptly. The ferry service has a very good punctuality rate, so you're likely to be in for a reliable ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/10/08 (Very useful, 640 readings)
If you decide to travel and visit the Isle of Man - be warned of the expensive means of travel to & from there. There are 2 options of travel - ferry & plane. If you travel by ferry in the summer months - you can travel from Liverpool or Heysham (England), and Dublin & Belfast. The Seacat is brought in for summer months to help journey times and is supposed to take approx 2.5 hours from Liverpool. However it is a rare occassion that all 4 engines are properly working - or the wind isnt blowing in the wrong direction, so it takes more like 3 hours. The Ben my Chree from Heysham will take 3.5 hours approx and tends to carry ... Read the complete review
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