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Situated in the Irish Sea in the center of the British Isles, this self-governing island is part of the British Crown.  However it still remains very independent, with its own laws; especially very loose tax laws. Settled by Vikings in the 8th century, Viking remnants and earlier Celtic influences are visible throughout the isle in the form of a Viking ship burial in Balladoole, stone circles, cross, earth chapels, and more. Later on, a number of settlements and castles were established. Castletown contains some of the best preserved castles, and in particular Peel Castle, which dates back to 1392, houses the Cathedral of St. German – the oldest Celtic Castle in the British Isles. Climb onto the Laxey Wheel, “Lady Isabelle,” a water wheel that gives you great views of the surrounding area. For a glimpse at more traditional life, head to Cregneash to see thatched cottages and to learn more about the lifestyles and cultures of a native Manx Speaker.  One can enjoy a place still relatively unaffected by technology. Travel through the island can be a unique experience aboard the steam and electric trains that are networked throughout the island.  Adrenaline seekers can be sure to catch the annual TT event – a high speed motorcycle race through public roads. Nature lovers can head over to the Calf of Man’s bird sanctuary.  Try to catch a glimpse of the tailless Manx cat and the Loghtan four-horned sheep. A wide range of sports both in water and on land are available, from scuba diving to sea kayaking, karting to golf. When you’re done visit some of the local museums or admire local Manx art. The Isle of Man offers a quick way to see a different side of the UK.

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A nice little place on the Isle of Man, from where you take the steam railway up the mountain. Here you will also find the Laxey wheel, which is worth a pic or two, though probably not the admission price (you can picture it from outside). Also a nice cup of tea around the station and a gift shop on the way to the wheel. A cute place for an hour, plus nice tree-lined landscapes.
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The Isle of Man is a lovely island set in the middle of the Irish Sea. The landscapes range from sea-view to glens, the middle of nowhere or the city centre of douglas! wide range of activities that is! ie walking, sun-tanning on the beach or partying!
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Laxey is home to Lady Isabella which is the world's largest working water wheel.  With a wheel diameter of 227 feet it can pump water from 2000 feet below the surface.  Make sure you climb to the top for some great views.
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