Thank you to those who entered our competition which closed at 12 Noon on Tuesday 14th May 2019. The winner shall be drawn at random from the correct answers received and will be contacted using the email address provided when entering. Their prize includes:
ISLE OF MAN
Steeped in history, nature and wonder, the Isle of Man is a magical place to visit for the entire family. Sitting in the heart of the Irish Sea, the island is easy to reach with sailings from Heysham, Liverpool (Birkenhead, November - March) and seasonal services from Belfast and Dublin, when you travel by ferry you can pack everything you'll need for an unforgettable trip as there are no luggage fees to worry about.
The Isle of Man's beautifully diverse countryside provides the perfect playground for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy a relaxing stroll in the countryside, love getting out on your bike, splashing about in a sea kayak, monkeying around in tree tops and anything in between the island is the perfect destination for you.
For history buffs and cultural enthusiasts the Isle of Man has a unique history and rich culture that stretches back over 10,000 years that you can enjoy any time of the year. Whilst on the island, be sure to taste some of the outstanding local delicacies including queenie scallops, Manx Loaghtan lamb, delicious Manx ice cream and wonderfully smokey kippers. Venture to the Ballaugh Curraghs,wetlands found in the north of the island, for a chance to spot wallabies in the wild. Whilst there enjoy a fun day out at The Curraghs Wildlife Park, home to endangered species, large cats, birds of prey, primates and family favourites such as Meerkats and Prairie Dogs.
You can travel back in time to the Victorian heyday climbing to the summit of Snaefell, the island’s highest point, on the Electric Mountain Railway or Hop on board the Steam Train to the south of the island where you can enjoy a family picnic on one of the many sandy beaches the Isle of Man has to offer at Port Erin.
GROUDLE GLEN COTTAGES
Groudle Glen Cottages are set in a beautiful hillside location, overlooking one of the island’s 18 mountain and coastal National Glens that boasts its own miniature steam railway, The Groudle Glen Railway. Beyond the glen the cottages are privy to panoramic views, both inland and out to sea, and are located just 3 miles from the island's capital, Douglas, where you will find plenty of amenities including the Sea Terminal where our ferries dock.
Groulde Glen is also a stopping point on The Manx Electric Railway, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2018. The vintage railway transports passengers between Douglas and Ramsey. Stopping along the way at various beauty spots along the east coast including at the beautiful former mining village of Laxey where amongst other points of interest you’ll find The Great Laxey Wheel, the largest working waterwheel in the world.