The iconic Isle of Man TT Races kicked-off on Monday, May 29, but it isn’t too late to take a short flight to the Isle of Man and soak up the electric atmosphere of this world-renowned motorsport event.
For two weeks, the Isle of Man becomes a stage on the world road-racing map, as riders, racers, motorsport enthusiasts and international tourists flock to the island in their thousands, passionate to seek out the best on-course spot to watch fearless motorcyclists mastering the legendary, island-wide course.
An all-new and expanded race schedule promises real value for visitors and competitors alike this year, creating further opportunities for fans to witness one of the world’s finest road races.
Bike lovers can get up close to the action from the start and finish line at the Grandstand, or if you’d prefer mind-blowing views of the motorbikes as they make their way across the breathtaking Mountain Road, the Creg-Ny Baa is the spot for you.
The thrill of watching the TT unfold from any roadside location is one of the factors that keeps visitors returning time and time again. Race spectating is easily accessible and free to enjoy from many locations - offering an utterly unique experience which puts visitors at the heart of the island’s TT community.
If you’d prefer something a little more sophisticated, Grandstand tickets and VIP Experiences are also available.
But it’s not just the racing that promises action. The thriving Grandstand hosts a line-up of exhibitors, retailers, food and drink vendors and entertainment, which are second to none, cementing the island’s reputation as the road racing capital of the world.
A stone’s throw away, the much-loved Bushy’s TT Village is a mecca of off-course activity for visitors and residents, who can end their day with home-brewed beers and live music.
If biking nostalgia sparks your interest, the Tourist Trophy – founded in 1907 – has a fascinating history, which visitors can explore at the new Isle of Man TT Gallery located at the Manx Museum.
For fully-fledged motor enthusiasts, a trip north to the Jurby Motor Museum is a must.
For a break from the racing exhilaration, the island is also home to many beautiful beaches, mesmerising glens and heritage railways. You can explore its rich culture and history at a number of
visitor centres and museums. As the only nation to be accoladed as a UNESCO Biosphere Site, stunning landscapes and varied wildlife are guaranteed.
TT 2023 is the perfect short break opportunity to make a trip to the Isle of Man and experience, first-hand, this exceptional island-wide festival. Plane travel from the UK or Ireland takes as little as 30 minutes, making it a great destination for an easy escape. Or if you’d prefer to bring your own bike over, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company offers hassle-free sailing from the UK and Ireland.
Travel and accommodation is still available – don’t miss this exciting opportunity. Racing and festival dates have been extended to Saturday, June 10.
It’s not unheard of for those who visit, to often stay. The Isle of Man offers much more than world- renowned motorsport – visitors often make it their home for a diverse range of career opportunities spanning a huge range of sectors, a great quality of life, and the lure of being from office to beach in under 20 minutes. If you’re interested in finding out more about living and working in the Isle of Man, visit: locate.im