What could be better than combining Isle of Man short breaks with the thrill and excitement of a motorcycle race? By camping in a motorhome for it all! Enjoy the comfort and freedom of a campervan whilst joining the thousands flocking to the annual Isle of Man motorcycle race. Find out all about this exciting event, and how to make the most of your Isle of Man TT camping trip in a motorhome!
Isle of Man TT
The International Isle of Man TT races are the most anticipated motorcycle sport events worldwide. It has been happening almost annually since its 1907, and attracts thousands of visitors to the small island for the months of May and June. The Isle of Man motorcycle race is a controversial event. Often called one of the most dangerous racing events in the world, which only seems to heighten its popularity! This 37.73 mile beast of a course attracts the world’s greatest road racers, and you could be there to witness history in the making!
Saturday 1st June - Friday 7th June 2019
Isle of Man TT Camping
For a camping experience like no other, head to Silly Moos Campsite with your motorhome. This campsite is situated on a dairy farm in the North of the Island. Their riverside location is not only tranquil, but offers a stunning view of the hills. Every morning you’ll be amazed at the beauty of the view all over again! Their pitches are spacious, but also ensure privacy for guests, And if you’re planning to do a bit of hiking, you could not be more perfectly located. There are dozens of trails beginning right on their doorstep, as well as being close to the TT course. You can even park your motorbike undercover here!
Price: £12 per person/night, £5 per child/night
GPS: 54.319261, -4.425521
Things to do on the Isle of Man
Despite visiting the Isle of Man for the TT, you might have some free time to visit other attractions on this gorgeous island. Here are some ideas for exploring the Isle of Man:
Manx Aviation and Military Museum. Open every from the start of TT to the end of September from 10am to 4.30pm, and on weekends for the rest of the year, you’ll find this museum tells the story of the Island and its people at war. There is a particularly moving section on WW1 and dozens of other displays featuring gathered artefacts, memorabilia and more. Admission is free, and the museum runs off volunteers.
Head to the beach! The Isle of Man’s shores feature many fantastic beaches, all unique in their own way. Enjoy the beautiful Peel Beach on the west, overlooked by the ancient fortress of Peel Castle. Stroll along the dog-friendly Kirk Michael beach and enjoy the watersports offered there. Or you could head to the capital, Douglas, for a delightful sandy beach with numerous cafes, seafront pubs and hotels to enjoy!
Enjoy the varied wildlife of the island, perhaps even with a guided wildlife tour. Birdwatchers will enjoy the west coast, spotting the chough, the Arctic tern and the red kite. Kids will adore the puffin colony near Peel. And on a boat trip you may even spot seals or dolphins!
Isle of Man short breaks provide you with the ultimate relaxation, heading abroad without all the fuss of visas or long journeys. This gorgeous island is the perfect escape, and coming here for the Isle of Man motorcycle race will ensure a weekend that you’ll never forget! Hire a motorhome for a hassle free holiday, and to camp in true comfort, now let the race begin!