The Island has 2 private schools – Buchan School (2-11) and King Williams College (11-18) They are pretty good. You can find information about both of them here. Rather than ‘A’ levels KWC students follow the International Baccalaureate (‘IB’) programme. Buchan and KWC are both in the South of the Island – near the airport. […]


The Isle of Man funds and operates its own National Health Service called ManxCare. It’s run on similar lines to the NHS in the UK so health care here on the Island is free at the point of delivery. We have one main hospital – which is pretty modern – Nobles hospital with the usual […]

Restaurant and Pubs

The Isle of Man is sometimes described as ‘85,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock’ – and it’s true we like a drink but really it’s not that bad. While the Island certainly is not a gastronomic paradise, we have an increasing number of quality restaurants. Here are just a few of our favourites: Isola – […]


Entertainment-wise – don’t expect it to be London – but considering our size, we are remarkably lucky. Douglas We are blessed with a stunning ‘Matcham’ Theatre called the Gaiety Theatre and Opera House. It’s astonishingly well preserved to the point where it has regularly been used as a film set. Zac Efron’s ‘Me and Orson […]


Travel is a big topic for all of us who live on the Island or are moving here so there is a very quick guide Boat services Boat services to and from the Island are operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. It’s actually wholly owned by the Government but run independently. We […]


The Isle of Man is renowned for its rich motorsport culture. The most notable event, the Isle of Man TT, is a globally recognized motorcycle road race, known for its insane speed and risk, held annually on the island’s closed public roads. Meanwhile, the Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT Races offer opportunities for amateurs […]