Ramsey and the North
Head north and you’ll find Ramsey, the second largest town on the Island, set against the magnificent backdrop of the North Barrule hills.
You can reach Ramsey by travelling along the world famous TT Mountain Course, which affords stunning views of the countryside and coast, or on the Manx Electric Railway where the line terminates.
Ramsey boasts an impressive working harbour, masses of sand and shingle beach and one of the most impressive recreational spaces the Isle of Man offers. Set in 40 acres, Mooragh Park is a hotspot for visitors who will enjoy the sporting facilities, boating lake and children’s play areas.
Curraghs Wildlife Park in nearby Ballaugh is also worth a visit. This well maintained park is home to a wide range of wildlife from across the globe, much of which is set in walk through enclosures giving you the chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures.
If you’re looking for something to make your pulse race head to the Venture Centre in nearby Maughold where you can take part in a variety of exciting outdoor pursuits including kayaking, abseiling and coasteering.
And if you’re looking for something more relaxing don’t miss Milntown or the Grove Museum. These well preserved period properties offer a fascinating insight into what life was like hundreds of years ago.
Moving further north to the Point of Ayre – the Island’s most northerly tip – you’ll find the Ayres Nature Reserve which is one of the best places to wildlife watch.