Since around 1770 Manx kippers have been smoked in the traditional long red herring houses on the Isle of Man. At Peel, the last of these old style curing yards is now a living museum and you are invited to experience a working display of this almost lost culinary art. Moore's of Peel, established in 1882, produce the only traditional, oak fired, chimney smoked Manx kippers available in the world.
The Home of Rest for Old Horses came into being in 1950 when Mrs Mildred Royston and her sister Miss Kermode, became dismayed at the number of perfectly fit, old, working horses being shipped from the Island for a doubtful future. From small beginnings, hard work, dedication and a lean income, the Home progressed until 1955 when a fortunate legacy provided the means to purchase "Bulrhenny" where the Home is now. Of particular concern, were the old tram horses, and today we have "first option" on tram horses as they retire. Since 1950 more than 280 animals have found happy retirement. We presently look after over 50 horses and 8 donkeys. We rely entirely on voluntary contributions and this can be by either a donation of any size or, by adopting one of our residents for which a minimum donation of £10.00 annually will be gratefully accepted but with the cost of feed and care for these horses and donkeys, anyone contributing more than this, will help considerably to meet those needs. A Newsletter will be sent out in the Spring and Autumn along with a photograph of your chosen adoption.
Address: "Bulrhenny" Richmond Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 1JH
The historic Gaiety Theatre in Douglas is one of the finest examples of a Matcham theatre in the world. After extensive renovations, the Gaiety Theatre has been restored to its Victorian grandeur and has an atmosphere unlike any other theatre.
Featuring a year round programme of entertainment, the Gaiety Theatre guarantees all visitors an incredible night out.
Address: Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas,Isle of Man
A Victorian steam railway running through the Manx countryside from Douglas to Port Erin via Castletown and Port St. Mary. Look out for the No. 4 'Loch', one of the original engines, still in service today