Getting to the Isle of Man

By Ferry

Visitors on bikes or in other vehicles only have one option - the Isle of Man Steam Packet Ferry service. These can be taken from Ireland, ( in the UK ) Liverpool or Heysham. Their website has many special deals, operates 24/7/365 and has great offers for Isle of Man visitors. Their contact details are:

Steam packet Package Holidays
Main website - Standard Travel
Ring them direct :08722 992 992 ( UK )
0044 8722 992 992 ( ROI and Outside the UK )

By Air

There are several airlines which fly into the Isle of Man Ronaldsway Airport ( In Ballasalla in the south of the island ). you will need to arrange taxi or public transport to Douglas if you fly in. Taxis can cost around £15 to Braddan Bridge House. Below are some airlines we reccommend based on price, flight availability and general customer service :

Flybe ( The islands main carrier )
Easyjet ( flights from Liverpool and Gatwick )
IOM Airport

Getting to Braddan Bridge House

Once you get off the ferry at the Isle of Man Sea Terminal you need to find the TT course. It's best to ask a local or drive due west. getting a Taxi is always the best option.

Visitors should follow signs to Peel or the TT course. This will take you out of Douglas (past McDonalds Restaurant and the Fire Station on the left) and you come to a double mini-roundabout. Go straight on (west) here - you are now on the TT course!

You can now refer to the map on the left: Braddan Bridge House is at the end of this first straight - you can see it over the fence at the next roundabout - but you need to take the right-hand road and go up towards the school. Before the school, on the left, is a road which leads into an estate called the River Walk Estate - take this ( it only goes one way ) and follow it back on yourself until you come to the JDF House just before the bridge. It is the only red house and is well signposted.