Visitors looking to dive as deeply as possible into the island's history flock to the Manx Museum, which is a rich treasure-trove of gems and insights into a unique and diverse past. Those looking for a more sporting holiday will find the new National Sports Centre offering world-class activities for all tastes. Motorcycle fans obviously know Douglas as home of the Isle of Man TT race - a legendary road race that has challenged the finest riders in the world for over 100 years. For general sports including swimming and squash, check out the National Sports Centre, a purpose-built complex that offers a huge range of sporting activities for all ages.
Many of Douglas' Victorian buildings and hotels have been modernised or replaced over recent decades, though a stroll down the Promenade will highlight several examples of truly striking architecture from days gone by. The Gaiety Theatre is considered a national symbol of Edwardian glory, while the Royal Hall of Villa Marina is simply breathtaking.