Famed for it’s friendliness and laid-back warmth, don’t be fooled by the size of the Isle of Man. Just 33 miles long and 13 miles wide, this tiny island has a rich past steeped in myths and legends and is home to an unusual variety of attractions; ancient fortresses, a working Victorian Railway, seas full of wrecks, fields full of rare orchids, the world’s largest water wheel and of course, world class road racing events. The island also has it’s own parliament, laws, traditions, it’s own postage stamps, currency and Manx language, although English is the spoken language and sterling is accepted throughout. Douglas, the island’s capital is the ideal spot from which to explore. It has a Victorian Promenade which overlooks the stunning crescent of Douglas Bay and there is plenty to occupy here including a busy harbour, shops, bars, cafes plus many historical buildings and the Douglas Horse Tram which runs along the seafront.
Ideally located on the seafront in Douglas and close to the town centre, facilities at the Chesterhouse Hotel include a lift, entertainment Amber Bar and Lounge plus the ‘Shiraz’ restaurant serving an excellent menu of traditional dishes whilst offering splendid panoramic views across the bay to the Irish Sea. There are 67 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite with TV, telephone and tea making facilities.