the oldest parliament in the world.....I think they do actually meet indoors these days!
Peel Castle on the west coast
Peel marina.....where we had a delicious pub lunch
a trip on the steam train
to Port Erin in the south west [where we could see Ireland]
lunch on the beach
back on the train to Castletown......the original capital of the island
a trip into Douglas [the capital] on the tram train
a little bit hairy at times....but passing through stunning scenery
arriving in Douglas bay [where we could see both Wales and England]
and taking a trike ride round the famous TT road race circuit
and I now understand why this is one of the most dangerous races in the world......bikes racing round a 37 mile road circuit....through tiny villages and round sharp bends and across mountain passes....at speeds of up to 190 miles per hour....the fastest riders take 17 minutes to complete a circuit.....there is virtually nowhere that a bike can slide off without hitting a wall,a bank or sliding down a mountain.....and it's almost as dangerous for the spectators!!
finally a trip to the north [where we could see Scotland]
the northern most point
A perfectly wonderful few days