Either avoid the TT weeks to see the island, or pay a fortune and be herded like cattle during the race weeks.
Flights from Liverpool are the cheapest. Ferry from Liverpool is great with views of the historic city from the Mersey estuary, maybe worth a night or two in a hotel there also, The Beatles story including Mathew Street, Museums, Albert Dock complex, and famous pubs.
Our trail riding trips to IOM are always away from the TT dates, stunning riding in stunning scenery. Plenty of history to see and kippers for breakfast and cod 'n' chips for dinner.
Peel is my favorite area to stay on the West side of the isle, cute harbour and a couple of decent pubs. The local folks are great, no problems at all.
Take a look at the tourist website, there's plenty of info available.
The Manx car rallies are worth seeing too.
The Rave Generator......
Timpo screwed with this post 01-25-2013 at 07:56 AM