In the absence of any exciting travel oriented images perhaps these
instruments, drums and amplifiers will whet your appetite
Click the icons below to check: Timetables, fares & to book on-line
Isle of Man Steampacket Co: Ferries
British European Airways - Flybe
GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION
I have been asked to provide details of travel and accommodation to the Island.
I think I can do no better than refer you to the
Isle of Man
Tourist Board on TEL:
and their web site at
which is pretty comprehensive and covers just about every aspect of the Isle of
and they'll send you a Tourist Guide Book for free too.
The following web sites should also be of interest to people coming to the
the Fest. or at any other time:
Believe it or not the CIA Fact Book has some fascinating info about the Island.
You can find it at;
Accommodation on the Island is reasonably plentiful and, on the whole, not too
expensive - but shop around. Quite a few of the above web site links will give
a lot of blurb about hotels, phone numbers, rates and so on.
The quality varies
and it it will pay you to make an effort to ring first or check the rooms
before parting with
The cheapest way to get here is probably by Ferry from Heysham, Liverpool,
Dublin Belfast or Troon in Scotland.
To check ferries and book online (and save a bit too) click
Isle of Man Seacat
Flights are available from Heathrow, City of London Airport, Gatwick,
Liverpool, Blackpool as well as
other airports. If you book in advance tickets are definitely cheaper as usual
but probably the
best price, if you are travelling fom the South anyway, is from
Luton airport - again, booked in advance.
Click the following links for airline info:
or the icons to the left to check timetables, fares and to
book online. But note that, so far, my experience with BA since they took over
from Manx Airlines has not been entirely without problems. However their
web site booking arrangements seem to work well and you save £10.00 per ticket.
I don't know of any problems with British European (also known as Flybe) or
MAPS & AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS
to see various maps and photographs showing; the location of the Isle of Man
and the Village of Laxey.