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Isle of Man.. for all seasons for all seasons.

IF relaxation for you and your family is your idea of a perfect holiday, the Isle of Man is definitely for you.

Particularly as taking it easy doesn't mean you have to do nothing!

There are many hidden gems on the Island - attractions which you can simply enjoy at your own leisure.

For example, seek out four unusual museums: Moore's Traditional Museum in Peel, for a working demonstration of how Manx kippers have been cured over oak chips since around 1770.

Leece Museum, which tells the story of Peel in historic photographs, the Regimental Museum of the Manx Regiment in Douglas' and the Aviation Museum at Ronaldsway Airport.

Tynwald Mills Craft Centre in St John's has over 30 speciality shops in an idyllic location, selling everything from toys to fashion.

On your travels you can paws for a break at the Mann Cat Sanctuary, Santon, and the Home of Rest for Old Horses near Douglas.

If you don't feel like getting behind the wheel of a car, why not take a coach excursion to explore the Island or to see the Isle of Man's famous film locations (used in more than 25 films and TV series.

For those who want to explore the dramatic landscape and coast from the sea, a trip on the Pleasure Boat Karina is a must.

To the west of Laxey are the wonderful gardens of Ballalheannagh, while no family visit to the Isle of Man is complete without a trip to Onchan Pleasure Park, Nobles Park in Douglas, Silverdale at Ballasalla, for boating and sailing, and Mooragh Park, inset, which offers hours of fun for all.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 26, 2006
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