Coach Holidays to Isle of Man – Douglas is the principal town of the Isle of Man. The island is a unique cocktail of ingredients, which blend to produce an unforgettable holiday. Its scenery combines a beautiful coastline of sandy beaches and dramatic headlands with a mountainous interior that is never too far away. Explore the island along its roads and footpaths and discover enchanting glens, miles of golden sand, medieval castles, Victorian railways and beautiful parks and gardens.
Douglas sits on a two mile crescent on Douglas Bay, fringed by its promenade and embracing the busy harbour. The capital retains a Victorian charm, particularly with its horse-drawn carriages along the sea-front, whilst offering high quality restaurants, bars and modern-day attractions.
There are many shops and entertainments including a theatre, discos, cinemas, ten-pin and crown green bowling and a lively casino. But there are opportunities to get away from it all too. Not only is there a rich cultural heritage of ancient castles and harbours, but around 40% of the island, particularly its interior, is uninhabited, with vast areas of moorland and countryside providing space, fresh air and freedom.
Above all, it is the relaxed pace of life, the warm, friendly welcome and the reminders of a less hectic age which most visitors recall as they look back upon their stay on this delightful island.
We use the Hydro Hotel, which is situated in the centre of Douglas seafront overlooking the bay.
Douglas is the island’s commercial centre, with facilities including two shopping malls, the Strand and Tower House and a large pedestrianised zone. There is a range of shops, varying from gift and antique retailers to major high street brands.
Douglas consists of a long sweeping bay with a sandy beach which is backed by hills. The harbour is at the southern end and the Summerland leisure complex at the northern end. Horse drawn trams operate along the sea front. There are numerous other beaches elsewhere on the island, including those at Peel, Port Erin and Ramsey, which claims to be the sunniest spot on the island.