Places to visit

A perfect holiday destination

Beaches, towns and villages, glens and forests and much more

With a wealth of things to see and do, and many places to visit, you’ll have great fun exploring the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man is a fantastic place to experience the great outdoors. With miles of beaches, 18 glens, little villages there is plenty to explore. Getting around them all is easy, either by foot, steam train, electric tram, bus, car, bike, bicycle,Segway or on an Albany Tour! Plus you’re never too far from the comforts of a local café, pub or restaurant. The island picturesque views make it a photographer’s paradise. Peel is famous for its stunning sunset. So come have a great outdoor amble across the island.

Towns & Villages

Towns & Villages

Step back in time when exploring the towns and villages around the Island. The ancient City of Castletown with its medieval castle, visit Lady Isabella, the largest working water wheel at Laxey. Play on the beach with your buckets in spades at Port Erin, Port St Mary. Tickle those taste buds in Peel with a kipper bap in the old smoke house. Travel the Douglas promenade on a Victorian horse tram. And don’t forget to enjoy a delicious Manx ice cream as you stroll along the beach or sit back and admire the rolling waves of the Irish Sea.

Beaches & Coast

Sandy stretches to pebbly coves

From sandy stretches to pebbly coves, you’ll find the perfect spot for a picnic, walk or swim. No beach is ever packed, Peel, Port Erin, Port St May & Douglas have great sandy beaches, or with facilities no far from the beach. Along the coastline you can stop off at beaches where you won’t see anyone else. Some of the beaches are dog friendly all year round. Watersports are available for those wanting some adventure and Albany House can help you arrange those.

Glens & Forests

Picturesque glens, forests or plantations

If you’re looking for peace and tranquillity, take a trip to one of the Isle of Man’s picturesque glens, forests or plantations. We’ve lots of maps and information here at Albany House. Some of the glens were planted back in Victorian days and have interesting paths to follow. Waterfalls are in abundance, with Dhoon Glen having the highest, though it comes with 190 steps! Of course you need to watch out for the little folk, will you spot a Manx fairy in the glen!

Castles & Museums

The Isle of Man has a unique and varied history

Our museums here are first class and packed full of interesting artefacts, information and plenty of interaction required. Visit the 11th century for at Peel, where the Kings of Mann once reigned, just watch out for the Moddey Dhoo, a ghostly back dog which is said to haunt the castle. Vote for Women’s right at the Old House of Keys in Castletown. See the Lords of Mann enjoying lunch at Castle Rushen. Discover burial grounds and Neolithic chambered tombs around the island. Spot the alien craved within the Celtic and Norse crosses at Maughold.


At Albany House all of our bedrooms have been furnished with attention to detail to ensure that your stay is enjoyable and relaxing. We like to hope that you have not just a good holiday with us but a great one.

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  • Mark & Linda
    Thank you for a special short stay. The MANX detail throughout your home is outstanding.
    Mark & Linda
    Colorado USA
  • William & Marybeth
    I can’t say enough about how pleased we’ve been with your outstanding service and your beautiful home. We would recommend you most highly and would love to return! Thank you.
    William & Marybeth
  • Rosi & Keith
    Service beyond the call of duty. It has been so wonderful wish we could stay the duration. We have been so spoilt. Thank you.
    Rosi & Keith
  • Geoff & Jan
    Nice room, lovely hosts and a very relaxing atmosphere, thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable.
    Geoff & Jan
  • Mrs Teare
    My only grumble is that I have to go home I have been so spoilt here!
    Mrs Teare
  • Tkantor & Ellie
    Thanks Nikki for going the extra mile and finding us a place to eat, your hospitality knows no bounds.
    Tkantor & Ellie
    Co. Armagh
  • Phil & Toby
    Excellent room, super breakfast, helpful staff, won’t be long till we return.
    Phil & Toby
  • Phil & Eileen
    Best B&B we have ever stayed in! Thank you for looking after us so well and being so friendly and thoughtful.
    Phil & Eileen
  • Bill
    “Best compliment is I will be back” – recently booked for MGP 2009
    Rhode Island, USA
  • Sue & Jeff
    Excellent B&B. Great Breakfast, thanks for a great stay. Bath (BRILL!) Thank you xx
    Sue & Jeff
  • Sylvia & Bill
    Thank you for looking after us and supplying local knowledge when needed, we had a lovely (hectic) holiday xx
    Sylvia & Bill
  • Quayles
    They have many books pertaining to the Isle that we were able to look at which were very helpful.
  • Susie Maddrell
    The preparation for our family anniversary celebration was superb, from Nikki's recommendations, to making reservations for dinner, to trying to locate family connections- they are an amazing team.
    Susie Maddrell
  • Brenda
    It had been 48 years since my friend and I had visited the Island and Nikki was so helpful in helping us find our original accommodation in Douglas all those years ago, she used Manx Nostalgia and was able to trace the Guest house we stayed at, that just made our return trip complete