Walking Holidays, Isle of Man

Photo - Take a bus or steam train to Port Erin and walk the coast for beautiful cliff top views
Take a bus or steam train to Port Erin and walk the coast for beautiful cliff top views
If you're thinking of visiting the Isle of Man for a walking holiday, Athol House makes an ideal base.

We're centrally located in Douglas, a few minutes walk from public transport links, which will take you to all areas of the island.

We offer a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day and can provide packed lunches to take with you on your journey.

When you return each evening, Douglas is the place for restaurants, bars and entertainment, with two theatres right on your doorstep.

Alternatively, we can provide home cooked evening meals at times to suit you - just the thing to unwind after a long day!

And best of all, if your dog likes to accompany you on your walks, you'll be pleased to note pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

Please take a look at our Facilities and Accommodation pages for more information.

Walking on the Isle of Man

From gentle rambles along level surfaces, to strenuous uphill climbs and long distance footpaths, the Isle of Man is suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.

Although the island is only 33 miles in length, there are miles of unspoilt countryside, picturesque harbour towns and villages, dramatic coastal scenery and an abundance of wildlife to discover.

Douglas itself makes an ideal base as it is quite central to the Isle of Man, making it is easy to explore different areas of the island's beautiful countryside each day of your stay.

As well as regular bus services, the island's iconic steam railway and electric railway both depart from the capital and are a fantastic way to reach your chosen day's walking.

It is even possible to do the circular 95 mile Raad Ny Foillan footpath that hugs the island's coastline, returning to Douglas each evening by public transport.

Visit the Visit Isle of Man website for leaflets detailing walking routes.

Booking Enquiries

For booking enquiries, please telephone or complete our on-line booking form:

We look forward to hearing from you.

DUE TO OUR POPULARITY, PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. ALTERNATIVELY, PLEASE VIEW OUR SISTER PROPERTY IN CENTRAL DOUGLAS, THE EQUALLY POPULAR EDELWEISS GUEST HOUSE.

Conveniently Located

Overlooking the gardens of the Villa Marina Complex near the centre of Douglas, Athol House bed and breakfast is ideally situated for the promenade, town centre, theatres, restaurants, bars, museums and other attractions.

The island's excellent bus, electric railway and steam train links also make the capital an ideal base for exploring the rest of the Isle of Man, including Castletown, Port Erin, Ramsey, Peel, Laxey, Onchan and more.

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