Regarded by many as the road racing capital of the world or the home of racing, the Isle of Man has one of the world’s most challenging mountain motorcycle racing courses. The Isle of Man TT course stretches for 37 miles around the island and offers the ultimate challenge of bends, jumps, walls and numerous obstacles little changed since the short course first took official form in 1911.
Start planning early for the Isle of Man TT trip – the race takes place annually across two weeks in June and is so incredibly popular, many keen racing fans book accommodation one year in advance. Find your perfect Isle of Man TT accommodation early right here with iknow-uk.
Starting and finishing at island capital Douglas, a great spot to view the race is at the start and finish line adjacent to the classic Grandstand in Douglas. The 37 mile mountain course is the ultimate challenge, pushing around the central belt of the island from Douglas west towards St Johns, north to Kirk Michael, winding east towards Ramsey and then south via the Snaefell summit, Onchan and back to the finish line at Douglas.
Isle of Man TT & Motorsport Events
The big Isle of Man TT race begins annually at the end of May across two weeks into June, and demands the ultimate skill from the best in motorsport. Speeds of up to 200mph are reached during this world famous racing challenge, the history of which is explored in-depth in TT galleries within the Manx Museum in Douglas. You can also catch Pre and Post TT Races on the Billown Course in Castletown.
The excitement builds again in August with the arrival of the classic Manx Grand Prix event accompanied by a Festival of Motorcycling. This event has drawn huge crowds and features a fabulous mix of vintage and state of the art modern motorcycles. Other popular racing events include the Southern 100 Road Races across four days in summer, the Isle of Man Rally in September and the Manx National Rally in May.
Isle of Man TT Accommodation
Wherever you stay on the Isle of Man, you’re never far away from the legendary 37 mile TT mountain circuit. To be really close to the course browse and compare prices for locations directly alongside the course right here with iknow-uk. Popular TT locations directly alongside the course including the island’s capital Douglas, St John’s, Kirk Michael, Ramsey and Onchan.
Choose from a wide selection of B&Bs and character inns with rooms in St John’s, holiday cottages at the famous Handley’s Corner overlooking the TT Course near Kirk Michael and cottage retreats right in the centre of the island, affording easy access to the entire course. Stya in a cosy Ramsey B&B near the TT Course or opt for one of the many classic Dougals hotels and guest houses right near the start and finish line. Browse Isle of Man TT accommodation online now and book early!
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.